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Welcome to the Sewing With Cinnamon & Friends classroom! This is where you'll find the full catalog of topics available as members-only blog posts. We currently have over 36 courses for you to browse and learn from! Additionally, you'll find dozens of pattern hacks and many full sew-alongs too! The first thing you'll notice on this page is a highlight of a few of our most recent topics and frequently a "coming soon" announcement. To view the full catalog of courses, scroll down to the next section and click on any of the images to go directly to the Sewing With Cinnamon blog and view the content - just remember to be logged in to your Pixie Faire customer account to view the "members-only" content. We hope you enjoy what we have to offer!

New Topic: Hip, Hip, Beret!


The December topic is here! Join us as we take another venture into the world of Miniature Millinery with Shari Fuller! This topic includes a Sew-Along for the Newsboy & Beret Hat pattern. The topic is now live, go check it out or scroll down to Join SWC today to become a member today!

Topic: Sewing With Wool!


The November topic is here! Join us as we take an in-depth look at sewing with warm and cozy wool fabrics. The feature of this topic will be the Sew-Along for the Piccadilly Peacoat which will begin on 11/10. The topic is now live, go check it out or scroll down to Join SWC today to become a member today!

Sewing A Themed Wardrobe:
1980s Style


The October topic is a super fun fashion focus with a flashback to the 1980s! We have several tutorials, pattern hacks, and an amazingly ingenious craft-along featured. The topic is available to view at your leisure, go check it out or scroll down to Join SWC today to become a member today!

Instructors: Cinnamon Miles & Shari Fuller


Full Classroom Library


In this course, Donna instructs us all about sergers and how to use them to create professionally finished doll clothes. We'll take a look at basic set-up, threading, and troubleshooting information along with some tips and tricks to use for completing your projects well!

Instructor: Donna Kinley, DKinley Designs

In this course, we share some fun and easy techniques for creating uniquely dyed fabrics using natural materials such as Avocados, Fresh Flowers, and preserved natural elements; as well as some more involved methods for using and creating your own dyes from natural elements.

Instructors: Cinnamon & Gina Levesque

Are you ready for a sew-along? In this 4-part course I walk you through sewing the Liberty Jane Swimsuit Variations pattern. Learn the skills needed to successfully sew with swimsuit fabrics and fold over elastic while creating darling swimsuits for your dolls!

Instructor: Cinnamon Miles

Pressing is an essential skill to master and will really make a difference in how your finished garments and projects turn out! Follow along and glean as much as you can from the wisdom and experience of these amazing seamstresses! Projects include an ironing board cover and pressing mat!

Instructors: Shari Fuller & Melinda Reed

Let's create a So-Cal style wardrobe for your dolls using a variety of patterns available on Pixie Faire! Follow along as we show you exclusive member-only pattern hacks and demo how to screen print mini designs with Chalk Couture products! Bonus accessories tutorials too!

Instructor: Cinnamon Miles

Get creative with decorative stitches! If you’re like me, you might have a machine that offers a variety of stitches and you haven’t experimented with them enough! The straight stitch—check! The zigzag stitch—Sure! The shell stitch, the drawn stitch—not so much, let's change that!

Instructors: Shari Fuller & Cinnamon Miles

Are you a quilter or interested in learning how to sew a quilt? In this sew-along course, we sew the Lilie Stone Coastal Chevron quilt together while learning the tips and tricks necessary to perfect the art of sewing the doll size quilt! Plus we finish it off with a few darling bedtime accessories!

Instructor: Cinnamon Miles

Nothing makes a statement quite like a stunning hat! In this first series, we are going to learn some basic techniques for making felt hats using The Thimbles and Acorns 18th century Molded Felt Hat pattern. Then we'll follow up the basic design with 3 additional hat styles!

Instructor: Shari Fuller

In this sew-along course we explore the topic of wrapped garments with a close up look at the Thimbles & Acorns Silk Road Dress! Bonus hacks include a Liberty Jane twist and a darling snowman applique to give this versatile wrap dress a few new looks!

Instructors: Shari Fuller & Cinnamon Miles

Is this a course or a party? In this 4-part topic we celebrate the holidays with a fun video treasure hunt, explore planning our projects as gifts, sharing ideas to personalize them, and work through exciting way to package them to really wow the recipient!

Instructor: Cinnamon Miles

Gathering well is such an important skill to master! Shari has spent years perfecting this art and includes many different uses in her pattern collection. We hope that this course will provide you with the skillset and motivation to incorporate gathering into your projects beautifully!

Instructor: Shari Fuller

It's national Sewing Month and we are going to join in with the Babylock / Sew Powerful sewing month event challenge and use the Sew Powerful Purse pattern to practice and illustrate several sewing techniques - applique, upcycling, and more! Evy Hawkins joins us too!

Instructors: Cinnamon & Evy Hawkins

Learn the art of Couture Sewing! Although you may not use these techniques in all your sewing projects, there are many ways to adapt them to the world of smaller scale doll clothes sewing and construction. Melinda has spent years perfecting the art of couture sewing and is excited to share them with you!

Instructor: Melinda Reed

Learn the skills to master hand sewing and set your projects apart! In this course we will teach you the basic stitches, show you how to sew on snaps the right way, how to sew snaps over buttons effortlessly, and some basic hand embroidery stitches to embellish your projects!

Instructors: Shari, Melinda, & Cinnamon

In this course we cover the basics of sewing doll size swimsuits. We begin with a look at sewing with swimsuit fabrics, sew the Gotchies pattern together, explore woven fabric swimsuit designs, and finish it off with a look at accessories with a few pattern hacks!

Instructor: Cinnamon Miles

Sewing with tiny trims can be a challenge! In this course we show you how to sew these trims with confidence. Learn how to sew applied trims, inserted trims, and how to use trims as an embellishment. Bonus list of resources to find what you're looking for too!

Instructor: Cinnamon Miles

One of the most overlooked things in doll scale sewing can be the interior finish work. Elevate your garment sewing with Hong Kong binding, french seams, and more. Follow along with the Mindil Beach Dress sew-along as we demo these techniques in the full video tutorial series.

Instructor: Cinnamon Miles

Take your patterns further with creative pattern hacks. Follow along as we show you how to work with existing pattern designs and to create personalized custom designs. In this section you'll find the 4-part series plus all the other pattern hacks created throughout the full catalog of courses.

Instructor: Cinnamon Miles

Throughout this 4-part topic, we will cover a variety of pleat types and uses within different design styles. Learn to make your own custom pleating board, tricks for creating knife pleats, simple inverted pleats, creating contrast with pleats, and tips for the interior finish work.

Instructor: Cinnamon Miles

Organizing for productivity is our most requested topic and this series of posts will hopefully get you closer to that elusive goal of a highly organized and functional space! Grab a cup of coffee, sit back relax and come on a tour of my sewing studio. See what I've set up and get some ideas!

Instructor: Cinnamon Miles

Did you know you can create a doll sweater from a sock? Or create things from your outgrown jeans? In this course we look at how to upcycle and repurpose new and used items to create some super amazing doll clothes garments! It's time to clean out your closets!

Instructor: Cinnamon Miles

Follow along in this 4-part sew along course as we sew the Liberty Jane Denim Jacket. Learn how to sew a flat felled seam, apply tiny rivets or buttons, and expand the pattern possibilities with the hoodie denim jacket and fur-lined denim jacket pattern hacks!

Instructor: Cinnamon Miles

In this 4-part sew along course, we introduce you to our non-profit sewing charity Sew Powerful. Together we sew the girl-sized purse that's used for the Purse Program. Then we also show you how to sew several smaller doll size purses including the Killara Fringe Bag!

Instructor: Cinnamon Miles 

Join us in this 4-part course as we walk you through creating simple costumes using basic pattern designs like a t-shirt, leggings, or tank top. With a few simple changes, create a princess dress, adorable flower, and cotton candy! Then follow the sew along making Tiny Treat Bags!

Instructor: Cinnamon Miles 

Have you been wondering what all those fancy presser feet are for? Follow along in this 8-part course as demonstrate how to use the edgestitch, blindstitch, overlock, pintuck, invisible zipper, button sew-on, narrow hem, and the ruffler foot. Expand the possibilities for your machine!

Instructor: Cinnamon Miles 

Curves and corners, both of these seam lines are staples in most garment construction. Follow along in the Culotte Jumpsuit sew-along as we show you how to sew theses seams successfully. Additional demo's for facings, collars, and tiny armscyes!

Instructor: Cinnamon Miles 

Learn to sew the perfect hem on any type of fabric! This course has been expanded to include both the basic hem types and a set of decorative stitched hems too. There are so many ways to add a unique touch to your project by finishing it with a beautifully sewn hem!

Instructor: Cinnamon Miles 

Are you intimidated with the thought of sewing with vegan leather, fur, or microsuede? Get the tips and tricks necessary to sew coats, jackets, and skirts using these fabrics with confidence! Bonus Bomber Jacket Fur Vest pattern hack tutorial included.

Instructor: Cinnamon Miles 

Using elastic is a great way to create a flexible fit for a variety of design elements. Whether you choose to use a casing on a waistline, shirring on a bodice, or stitched elastic on a sleeve hem - knowing and understanding the proper way to sew them in is a must!

Instructors: Cinnamon & Shari

Follow along in this 4-part course as we learn the tricks of the trade! This topic covers distressing denim, using techniques like pintucks and ruching to create visual interest, working with fabric dyes, and more. Add a unique touch to your work with these techniques.

Instructor: Cinnamon Miles 

Red carpet dresses, princess costumes, tutus, tuxedos, and whimsical styles are all on the agenda for this topic. Working with these delicate, slippery fabrics can be intimidating for some but the results are so breathtaking I urge you to take that daring step and try something new!

Instructor: Cinnamon Miles 

Let's be honest, zippers can be pretty terrifying! Rest assured, practice makes perfect! In this course we show you how to install an invisible, separating, and closed end zipper. You'll also learn how to shorten a zipper and how to replace a simple closure with a zipper.

Instructor: Cinnamon Miles 

Let's talk about shoes! Not just any shoes, but those tiny intricate adorable doll scale shoes! This topic includes several sew -alongs for the JANES shoe patterns as well as a tutorial for the Plain Jane shoe. Plus shoe making tips and tricks. Follow along and learn the art of miniature shoe making!

Instructor: Cinnamon Miles 

Adding the right embellishment to your item gives you the opportunity to stand out and create something unique and beautiful! So let's dive into this topic and explore things like iron-on applique, lace overlays, fabric flowers, painted fabric, and hand embroidered beadwork.

Instructor: Cinnamon Miles 

Are you interested in sewing in larger volumes? Stocking up for a craft fair or your Etsy shop? In this course we take a look at how to streamline the process of cutting, sewing, pressing to help speed it up and get things done! Follow along as we show you how to do just that!

Instructor: Cinnamon Miles 

Can tiny pockets be perfect pockets? Yes! In this course we cover how to sew a variety of pocket types: patch pockets, slash pockets, welt pockets, and cargo pockets. Plus how to insert a pocket into a side seam. Who doesn't love a little dress with pockets! Follow along to learn how.

Instructor: Cinnamon Miles 

What's a simple closure? I'd say pretty much everything but zippers! In this course you will learn the secrets to sewing in hook and loop tape, adding buttons and buttonholes, sewing in hooks and creating thread loops. Plus we have a tutorial for frog closures too!

Instructor: Cinnamon Miles 

I love to sew with knit fabrics, but I know many of you are terrified to work with this stretchy fabric. Don't fear, in this course I show you my tips and tricks to sew knit fabrics with confidence! There are several ways to achieve success. Follow along and let's tackle that fear together!

Instructor: Cinnamon Miles 

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