Sew Much Fabric, Sew Little Time
Jim Suzio has been sewing for over 30 years, and originally learned to sew from trial and error, reading books, and watching videos. Jim is well-known for his exquisite embroidery skills and his movie star knock-off designs. He is an award winning artist, designer, digitizer and sewing instructor, and has taught all over the United States, Canada, and Australia for Husqvarna Viking and Pfaff Sewing Machine Company. His work is featured in numerous books, magazines, and advertisements throughout the years. Jim has created knock-off versions of Halle Barry’s Oscar gown from 2002 (pictured) and Anne Hathaway’s dress from the 79th Annual Academy Awards.
On his website, Jim Suzio’s Sewing Studio offers a variety of educational packages for design training and videos for individuals interested in learning the art of sewing and embroidery. These educational packages cover fringe, boucle lace, bias tape, pockets, and more. For example, the Fringe Benefits Embroidery Design Series provides everything you’ll need to know to create designer fringes, trims, and matching tassels.
You can find Jim Suzio very soon, because he is teaching at the Original Sewing and Quilt Expo in Cleveland, Ohio on April 4, 5, and 6, 2019, as well as other locations and dates. A breakdown of the OSQE classes includes:
“It Don’t Mean a Thing if You Can’t Wear That Thing” covers the basics of problem solving when clothes are damaged or don’t quite look right. Jim will demonstrate how to fix gaping necklines, add elastic to necklines, will show the quick-fix to plunging necklines, and so much more.
“The Peasant Purse: Simple Elegance From Your Embroidery Hoop (BYOF)” details how to create the acorn-shaped pattern, detailed accents, edgings, buttonholes, and more on peasant purses.
“Behind the Seams: Take a Walk on the Runway…” will allow viewers to go behind the scenes of Jim Suzio’s fashion show Runway Knock Offs and preview his tricks to his recreations of celebrity garments.
“Sewing Hacks for a Professional Look” covers anything and everything related to sewing clothing, from invisible zippers to creating double welt pockets.
“Sewing for the Single Guy” focuses on fixing guy clothing staples, from repairing holes to hemming jeans. This class will cover the sewing fundamentals of guy’s fashion.
“A Sweatshirt Conversion… for Guys” covers how to transform a basic sweatshirt into a fashion-forward vest. Jim will demonstrate the step-by-step process and provide helpful information.
Make sure to check out the Original Sewing and Quilt Expo to see if Jim Suzio is teaching at a location near you!