Wednesday, November 11, 2009


I am so excited to tell you about my latest project. Finally, after years of thinking about it, I am releasing a series of how-to videos. I love the idea of teaching and passing on my knowledge. Sewing is a dying art and I don't want to see it become obsolete.

The first in the series will be How To Make Pillows and will include instructions for making a knife-edge pillow, a self-welted pillow and a ruffled pillow. From cutting out the fabric to making welting and installing a zipper, I will show you, step-by-step, how to do it. I think it makes all the difference if you are shown how to do something. And with your own DVD, you can watch over and over until you get it. Each DVD will be crammed full of tips, shortcuts and ideas to make sewing easier and more enjoyable. You will also be able to e-mail me with specific questions or concerns. Even if you don't sew yourself, this will make a great gift.

I have also decided that one day a month, randomly chosen, I will donate 100% of sales that day to Sustainable Seas.

The pictures below are example of what I'll be teaching you.

Welted pillows
Ruffled pillow

This How To Make Pillows DVD is set to be released during the first week of December. Order it today at the pre-release price of just $50. After it is released, the cost will be $60.

The entire series will cover:

bedding- duvet covers, pillow shams with mitered flange, bed skirts

Shades- Roman, London, flat-fold, relaxed

ottoman, benches, stools, chair seats

dining chair slipcovers

occasional chairs

wing chairs

chaises- one- and two-arms

sofas, sectionals

Here's the deal- order the entire series now and the Pillow DVD will be included as a gift. The cost of the whole series is $400. You will receive a new 'class' every 6 weeks for 1 year. To order this, you need to go here.


Maya said...

What a great "business move"..., I wonder as to whether something like this (an instruction video) can be done in a downloadable version!

C'est Moi, Julie Marie said...

Congratulations Tamerie! I am a terrible sewer, but love seeing everything you make! xoxo Julie Marie

Karyn Bernard (French Charming) said...

I'm sew excited for you! I know...I'm slapping myself!!

Seriously Tamerie, this is fabulous news and I wish you the best! I'm a pretty proficient sewer but I have never mastered a zipper...this skill eludes me. How much for a zipper tutorial? Or better yet a private lesson!

Thanks for you wonderful comment sweet friend, I'm so happy to have crossed paths with you and really isn't that the wonder of blogland? Connecting with wonderful like-minded women???

Love and hugs,

Blondie's Journal said...


Did I inspire you to do this??!! You know I have that brand new sewing machine sitting back in my family room just waiting for me to thread it. And I am stuck!! My SIL is to give me a few lessons next week and then I am on my own. Pillows are the first on my list. I would love the pillow DVD but don't know if I am in the market for all the others yet. Let me know if you decide to sell these ala carte. And best of luck!! Follow your dreams... Your work is beautiful!

Please come by, I am having a giveaway!!


Dustjacket Attic said...

Oh my gosh, you are amazing. You're work is fab and it's so great to be able to pass this knowledge on.

Beach Vintage said...

Well done for taking the step to do this, I hope it goes well for you. Thanks for visiting me whilst I have been away.

Janet said...

Congratulations on your new venture. I didn't get the sewing gene and can only manage something quite simple but I'm sure there are lots of people who will want to buy your DVDs.

Serena said...

Congratulations, Tamerie!! People seem to love 'How To' DVDs....I hope this new venture really takes off for you.