WELCOME TO SEW AMAZING!



 My name is Brenda Holts, owner and instructor for Kasha Creations sewing and Fashion Center. I am so excited about my online courses because I am now able to put into this curriculum over 50 years of my sewing experience into courses for everyone to learn and enjoy at their own pace no matter what your sewing experience.

I think its Sooo….AMAZING” That you want to learn how to sew, and now is your opportunity.

The good thing is that you will have the opportunity to watch the videos as many times as necessary. The more you know the better you get at your craft. My goal is to get you to “Sew Amazing”.


*A Sewing Machine is Required (SEE VIDEO BELOW)

Sew Amazing!


Welcome to my online courses.

 
Beginner 1- Course 1


This Beginner course is for students with little or no experience. It was designed to help you get familiar with your sewing machine and what it can do for you, as well as, learning basic construction techniques. Even if you have had sewing classes before, there is a wealth of information that you can glean from this beginner course.

Beginner 1- Class 1


This class will cover the basics of your sewing machine, vocabulary, cleaning your machine, threading your machine and stitching techniques. The focus is getting you familiar with your machine and what it can do for you and your sewing projects.

Beginner 1- Class 2


In this class you will learn about the various types of measuring tools, practice straight stitching with control and sewing techniques such as French and flat fell seam finishes.

Beginner 1- Class 3


In this class you will learn about cutting tools such as bent handle sheers, rotary cutter, trimming scissors, grading scissors, seam ripper, and seam ripper The focus is to learn how and when to use your cutting tools.

Beginner 1- Class 4


In this class you will learn about pressing tools such as pressing hams, pressing cloth, pressing mitts and the importance of a steam iron. The focus of this class is to prep your seams after sewing and how pressing tools play a major part in professional looking garments.

Beginner 1- Class 5

Course Project- Pillowcase

In this class you will learn about marking tools such as tracing paper, tailors chalk, creating and cutting a pattern. The focus of this class is to learn how to construct and sew your course project.


Beginner 1- Class 6


In this class you will learn about hand sewing equipment such as a thimble, needle threader, bees wax, and basting threads. In addition, I will share with you a simple bonus project.

(Sew your very own Face Mask)


Course 1 Pricing


2 payments of $250/month

Beginner 1- Course 1

Sewing Fundamentals

This Beginner course is for students with little or no experience. It was designed to help you get familiar with your sewing machine and what it can do for you, as well as, learning basic construction techniques. Even if you have had sewing classes before, there is a wealth of information that you can glean from this beginner course. The project for this course is a pillowcase and face mask.

HOW TO BUY A SEWING MACHINE


I'll tell you what to look for when buying a sewing machine.

 
Beginner 2- Course 2


This course is a continuation of Beginner 1 because I feel that as a beginner you will need more practice mastering your sewing machine.  Learning to sew straight is a must if you plan to get professional results. Now that you have some control, this class is designed to help you become more confident in your stitching. This course project is pajama bottoms.

Intermediate 1- Course 3


This course is designed to give you more practice in straight stitching and to help you to make the eye, hand and brain connection. Sewing straight is so critical to the success of any project so the more practice you get the better you will get at it no matter what the seam allowance change may be. The project for this class is a small quilt.

Intermediate 2- Course 4


This course will introduce you to more complex techniques. The quilting project gave you lots of straight stitching time and practice. So this course will introduce you to sleeves, button and button holes, collars and various techniques to add to your knowledge. We will be bringing some of the techniques used in previous classes to life plus some new ones. This course project is a shirt or blouse.

Intermediate 3- Course 5


In this course you will be working with knits. Sewing with knit fabrics can be somewhat challenging, because the fabric has a tendency to stretch and move as you sew it. But in this course you will learn how to overcome the challenges by adding new information to your knowledge base to get the professional results you desire. The course project is a knit shirt and pants.


Advanced- Course 6


In this last course of the Sew Amazing series, we will focus on alterations of variou types of garments. You will get the opportunity to advance your sewing knowledge by assessing your garment for the best possible solution without ripping the garment too much to get it altered and put back together again. We will be altering men and women slacks, repairing holes, zipper replacement and altering a lined jacket.

Instructor: Brenda Holts


​Passion & Talent

Sewing has been my passion since I was about 6 years old. Over the years my passion expanded into a life long journey that has given me rich experiences in the cut and sew industry. My 50 plus years has entitled me to be a fashion designer, custom dressmaker and alterationist. I have created my own designs and produced several fashion shows including my own debut fashion show of original designs. But in the past few years, I have truly enjoyed teaching the knowledge that I have acquired and sharing that knowledge and passion to the next generation. In my experience, the one thing that makes a good designer is their ability to sew and construct a garment professionally. This is why I am currently teaching classes to Home School Programs and creating online sewing classes for adults. 

Education 

University of California, Davis- Degree in Design 

Fashion Institute for Design and Merchandising (FIDM)- Degree in Fashion Design 

American River College Refresher Courses:

  • Fashion Show Production
  • Fashion Design
  • Computer Pattern Making


Awards & Accomplishments

Over the years I have won prestigious awards for my sewing ability and participated in various fashion events in the Sacramento and Bay area which included but not limited to:

California State Fair, Winter Wonderland, Crocker Art Museum, American River College and the Blush Fashion Show to name a few. I have also produced my first solo fashion show in 2006.