Sewing Class

Posted by Carina Thavelin

A while ago Kerstin and I were at a sewing class with Mikael Svensson, an extremely creative and knowable sewer from Vänersborg, Sweden. We were 13 sewing nerds (I say that with love) who spent mon-fri with nothing but sewing. The set-up was that you could choose from a wide variety of Mikael’s classes or just sew something you wanted help with. We wanted to sew different techniques more than projects so we tried a little bit of everything.
Mikael is very creative and thinking outside the box with a lot of things. He distorts fabric for new fabulous effects with soldering iron, heat gun and air brush.

Here are some pictures of what we did:

Free-motion sewing on water soluble stabilizer
Fabric mosaic with decorative stitches and Double diamond ruler.
A mix of quilts and techniques.
Art pieces created with a soldering iron.


Kerstin - Our skilled sewer. She sews all our samples for campaigns and launches.

The class room

Me and my sewing assistant! :)

Mikael has also created this fantastic quilt for us that you will find more information about here on the website in mid-September. New exciting things are coming!

Kram Carina

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Filed Under: "Designer Diamond deLuxe", Inspiration, "Joy of Sewing", Sewing
kathleen Ames
the doggie looks just like mine Mr Jenkins in Arizona
11/17/2013 8:55:35 PM

Bettye Harsha
What a wonderful way to spend a whole week and with such awesome projects. Love the dog helper and would like to hear your dog's and my dog's (schnauzer) comments!
10/26/2013 3:07:38 PM

Love Mikaels fantastic quilt. Would love the instructions on how to make it. Lots of very
interesting fun things!
9/19/2013 12:54:05 PM

Kirsten Håkonsdatter Røine
Kjempespennende, får mye inspirasjon,
9/15/2013 2:44:14 AM

What kind of special thread holder is it that you have on you machine letting the thread from the big spool go through?

9/13/2013 1:52:48 PM

Is there a pattern available or instructions on how to make the small quilt with the floral design in red, pink purple and gold on black. It could be paper pieced. It is near the stain glass quilt. I hope there is a pattern somewhere.
9/11/2013 7:19:41 PM

Dee Ehli
What a wonderful fun week. Meeting new friends means the most, learning new ideas is exciting. Keep sewing.
9/11/2013 3:27:00 PM

Hayley Mansperger
Love this artical. I work at and bring my dogs to work too. It helps me through the day sometimes.
thx :)
9/6/2013 1:53:06 PM

Theresa Stratichuk
Just Beautiful, I love all the things you make... Very Creative....
9/6/2013 6:01:59 AM

You seem to have had a fantastic week. So many nice tings that were created. The quilt looks really exciting.
9/5/2013 2:21:26 PM

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