Aug 14, 2018

Hot August Special - Save 50% on Make it Sew DVD series

I thought you might be interested to know that our special for the month of August is offering you 50% off the Make it Sew DVD series when you purchase any Sure-Fit Designs Combo. As an example, one of more popular Combos is the Dress Kit Combo however you can choose any Combo from the Discounted Combo page and you'll still qualify for the 50% saving on the Make it Sew DVD set.

If you'd like to know more about the lessons that are taught in the Make It Sew series, please click here -

There's a short video on this page detailing the content of the lessons. Both beginner's and intermediate seamstresses will improve their skills and learn easy techniques to enhance your sewing ability.

It's easy to take advantage of this discount - just follow these steps:
Go to Discounted Combos - Click Here
Add your desired Combo to your Cart
Then click the 'Continue Shopping' link
Go to the Make It Sew DVD series - Click Here
Add the Make It Sew 4-DVD (28 Lessons) to your Cart.
Use Discount Code MIS50 during checkout - you will save $19.90.

Any SFD Kit Combo + Make It Sew 4-DVD set

OR...if you already have your Kits and would simply like to add the Make It Sew DVD series, click here to order MIS set and
save 25% on an individual purchase of the Make It Sew DVD series.
Enter Discount Code MIS25 at checkout. Our existing Sure-Fit Designs customers may want to take advantage of purchasing just the Make It Sew series - you'll find great tutorials to enhance your sewing skills.

This August special is good from now through Friday August 17, 2018.

Happy Sewing!

Aug 7, 2018

July 2018 Fit & Sew Retreat

The mid-summer Sure-Fit Designs Fit & Sew Retreat was held July 28 through August 2. was an intense learning and whirlwind experience for the 6 ladies that attended. 

This Retreat saw students come from far and wide - Holland, Canada, New York, Alaska, Washington and California.

And, yes of course, we had all types of body shapes to fit...and Sure-Fit Designs came to the rescue.

We make modifications to the patterns where necessary for their individual body configurations.

Pressing is an important part of the final outcome.  I am so fortunate to be able to use a local sewing studio that has all the equipment needed particularly for students who can't bring their own.

We have a specialized area just for sewing.  Everyone is busy with their projects.

3 of the 6 students chose to add princess seams in the back of their pants pattern.  That center back leg seam does wonders for the shape of the leg as it allows personal shaping right underneath the buttocks.  The ladies loved this option.

After the test pants was refined where necessary and completed, the pants project was the 'Yoga' pants from the designing book Pants that Mix n Multiply.  What a treat to have all 6 students (almost) complete their project.  All that remained was the hemming.  Great work ladies!

Then we went on to 3 days of bodice fitting - sorry I didn't get many photos during those days but I did capture the progress of these tank tops.  Sure they need some finishing work, but a lot was accomplished by all the students.  The objective was to learn to size down when sewing with knits and to design a dart transfer.  2 ladies chose the lower side seam dart location and one chose to move the gathers to the center front neckline.  Well done!

Our farewell event was held on Wednesday much had been accomplished by each student.  You all achieved well-deserved congratulations!  And many thanks to Jayna, my invaluable assistant!

The October 2018 Fit Retreat is full.  In the fall, I will be planning the 2019 Retreat event dates.  To see Retreat Details, please Click Here.  Details for 2019 will be similar.  If you want to be on the 2019 Short List - meaning you'll get first right of refusal - please email directly to (Glenda) at I hope to meet many of you next year.

Glenda the Good Stitch!