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Judi Montgomery Harris, Director and owner of love to sew studio and www.lovetosew.com.

 
JUDI (Montgomery) HARRIS
Studio Owner, Director, Instructor
Judi Harris has been teaching sewing and design for over ten years. Previously, she created and sold seasonal crafts, quilts, and kits that have been sold throughout the US, Australia, and Europe. A self-made woman and entrepreneur, Judi started Love to Sew Studio as a small, word-of-mouth summer camp in 2001 in hopes to share her knowledge and love for the art with the next generation. Since then, her studio has grown to include daily year long classes, fashions shows, charity events, and sewing marathons. She has taught students in the thousands, some of whom have grown and left for college to study fashion. She decided to start a website as a hobby to further share her craft, which quickly evolved into the well-ranked thousand page information site you are now reading. In addition, Judi has been published in magazines Sew News, Sew Simple, Irish Quilting, and Mom’s, as well as received multiple newspaper coverage of various charity events and shows she has hosted. She has a certificate in Dress Making and Design from Thomson Education, and one in Sewing & Dress Making from Stratford Institute. 
Favorite Stitch: Top Stitch... I love to top stitch and sometimes do it with embroidery stitches!
Favorite Project: Too Many To List!
Sewing Tip: Always cut your threads! It drives me nuts to see threads hanging on a project someone worked so hard on.
See:  You can see how Judi started sewing here.
 

 

Jessica Harris, sewing instructor, studio manager, editor of chic weekly at love to sew studio.

 
JESSICA HARRIS
Studio Manager, Sewing and Fashion Design Instructor, Editor, Costume Designer, Fashion Show Director
Jessica has been an instructor at Love to Sew for seven years. She holds a BA in English Literature from Adelphi University and finds inspiration for her designs in novels and fairytales. She enjoys historic costuming, as well as incorporating Victorian and Edwardian elements into contemporary daywear. She recently participated in the Fashion and Fiction Conference held at Drexel University, speaking on Neo-Victorian Fashion. Recently, she was the artistic director of Love to Sew’s advertisement “Dream It, Sew It” (found in British Vogue, June 2010) and created the looks that appeared in the ad. She is the creator, editor, and occasional writer for Chic Weekly, a column on this site that explores various aspects of sewing and fashion for teen readers.  
Favorite Stitch: Button holes!
Favorite Project: Sherlock Holmes inspired dress
Sewing Tip: For the older crowd only... Lots of coffee so you can pull all-nighters in sewing and get the project done.
See: Jessica's Fashion & Sewing Portfolio
         Chic Weekly Fashion & Sewing On-Line Magazine
 
 

 

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ZOE KLINGENBERG
Sewing and Fashion Design Instructor
Jessica has been an instructor at Love to Sew for seven years. She holds a BA in English Literature from Adelphi University and finds inspiration for her designs in novels and fairytales. She enjoys historic costuming, as well as incorporating Victorian and Edwardian elements into contemporary daywear. She recently participated in the Fashion and Fiction Conference held at Drexel University, speaking on Neo-Victorian Fashion. Recently, she was the artistic director of Love to Sew’s advertisement “Dream It, Sew It” (found in British Vogue, June 2010) and created the looks that appeared in the ad. She is the creator, editor, and occasional writer for Chic Weekly, a column on this site that explores various aspects of sewing and fashion for teen readers.  
Favorite Stitch: Button holes!
Favorite Project: Sherlock Holmes inspired dress
Sewing Tip: For the older crowd only... Lots of coffee so you can pull all-nighters in sewing and get the project done.
See: Jessica's Fashion & Sewing Portfolio
         Chic Weekly Fashion & Sewing On-Line Magazine
 
 

 

Alexandra, sewing instructor for love to sew studio.

 
ALEXANDRA ABRAM
Sewing Instructor
Alexandra enjoys challenging herself with sewing projects. She has been a competitor here at Love to Sew studio in our Project RUNWAY camp and has won numerous challenges. She is a senior in high school and enjoys rugby and being in the musicals.  She has helped make costumes which are her favorite thing to sew. Alexander can be found at the studio helping and assisting even on her days off, as she truly Loves To Sew!
Favorite Stitch: I love to gather!
Favorite Project: Red Jacket with gathering and pleats.
Sewing Tip: Start with small projects and work your way up in difficulty, this way you won't get stressed out.
See: Alexandra's Fashion & Sewing Portfolio
 
 

 

Sarah Carbone, knitting expert for Lovetosew.com website.

 
SARAH CARBONE
Contributor to "Chic Weekly", Author, Love to Sew's Knitting Expert

Sarah Carbone, a native of Long Island, New York, began knitting in 2002 at 18 years old. She learned the basic knit stitch from her mom Cindy, an accomplished quilter, and was off and running with her new obsession. Over the years, she has expanded her knitting skills and now dreams of owning her own yarn shop. When she isn’t knitting, she is a student, completing her BA Degree in English and History at Adelphi University in 2008 and now working on her MA in English as Second Language Education at Hunter College in New York City. Sarah loves fashion and spends lots of time in NYC simply checking out what people are wearing. To her, fashion is not just about wearing beautiful things, it’s about the statement you want to make to the world around you. Her other passions include travel and food and she also writes restaurant reviews for Patch.com.

Favorite Stitch: Cables, they look great and are much easier than they seem!
Favorite Project: I love baby hats... they knit up fast and they make such great gifts.
Knitting Tip: Never be afraid to try a new technique... and if you get stuck, there are great resources like books, the internet...and knitter friends! They love to help!
See: Sarah's Knitting Portfolio
         Our Love to Knit Section
 
 

 

Celeste Harkins contributor to www.LovetoSew.com, our kids arts and crafts expert.

 
CELESTE HARKINS
Contributor , Love to Sew's Kids Arts & Crafts Expert

Celeste Harkins along with her trusty side kick, Sean, her son, loves any kind of arts and crafts. She is always looking for new and exciting arts and crafts projects to do with her son, especially since her husband works third-shift, she needs ways to keep Sean quiet so her husband can sleep during the day. What a great way to have some "mommy and me" time with her son!

Favorite Craft: Jewelry Making
Favorite Project: Foot Print Penguin Craft with Sean
Crafting Tip: Take your time and enjoy what you are doing, crafting should be fun.
See: Celeste's Pinterest Page
         Our Kids Arts and Crafts Section
 
 

 

Jordan & Ali
Senior Students @ Love to Sew Studio, Administrators for our Instagram Account
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Jordan's Favorite Stitch:
Jordan's Favorite Project:
Ali's Favorite Stitch: Gathering!
Ali's Favorite Project: The Ursula Dress that I made in the Good vs. Evil Competition.

 

Jamie Marie Harris sewing instructor for love to sew studio.
 
JAMIE HARRIS
Costume Maker, Sewing Instructor, Fashion Show Coordinator
Jamie began sewing at age 9. She loves to work with the little ones in teaching them to sew, especially if they sing while they sew.  Along with performing in musicals in the tri-state area, she has been on the costume committee at several theatre companies.  Jamie is a big contributor for our annual fashion shows by helping back stage, handling the music, which is close to 100 songs, and performing during intermission.

Jamie graduated from college with a degree in small business management and hopes to open her own performing arts center someday, and works for Radio DISNEY with the Philadelphia road crew. She has entertained audiences far and wide with her many talents.  She has appeared in nearly 20 musicals, competed in various events including "America's Got Talent", "Delco Idol", and the Gospel Music Associations Music in the Rockies Festival.  She also appeared and was one of the top five finalist on the talent-based reality-TV program "Triple Threat."

Favorite Stitch: Straight stitch, as long as I can go fast!
Favorite Project: A Queen's gown I made for the lady who played the queen in the musical "Once Upon A Mattress."
Sewing Tip: Sing while you sew!
See: www.jamie-marie.com www.myspace.com/jamiemarieharrismusic
 

 

Jacqueline Harris, sewing instructor and judge for love to sew studio.

 
JACQUELINE HARRIS
Judge, Fashion Show Coordinator
Jacqueline began sewing at age 9.  She enjoys making things for herself like crafts and quilts. She enjoys working with our younger students. Jacqueline is one of our judges for various contests that we hold. She graduated from Penn State and holds a degree in Human Family Development. Jacqueline is also a full-time nanny and loves working with children. Jacqueline holds a big part in our annual fashion shows as the back-stage coordinator.
Favorite Stitch: ZigZag, because I love to appliqué'
Favorite Project: The Christmas Quilt I made my mom.
Sewing Tip: Be Creative! and be yourself in your sewing!
See: Jacqueline's Fashion & Sewing Portfolio
 
Jacqueline's Fun Page

 

 
ASHLEY RECTOR
Contributor, Love to Sew's Expert for Love Your Home, Creative Inspirations for Home Decorating

Ashley Rector emerged from her shell while planning and designing her wedding. One of her many talents is taking plain, everyday objects and places and turning them into beautiful works of art--working from mediums as varied as a trash-picked old door, an ordinary glass votive, or even a backyard. She has always had a passion for and an appreciation of art and creativity. Thanks to "Love to Sew Studio," Ashley will share her craft with all of us! One of her tools to keep motivated and to challenge herself is a Vision Board.  She finds inspiration from her intimate surroundings, such as family, friends, nature, and music. She is about to learn how to sew for the first time ever! You’re never too old, right? 

Favorite Tool: Paint Brush
Favorite Project: Turning an old door into a Table... very shabby chic!
Tip: You only get out of life what you put into it.
See: Ashley's Craft, Design, & Decorating Portfolio
    Love Your Home: Creative Inspirations For Home   Decorating
 

 

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CAROL STEELY
Contributor, Love to Sew's Expert Designer for American Girl Doll Clothes & Accessories
Carol Steely is a Trained Sewing Instructor by the Sewing and Craft Alliance. She  created her children’s  learn to sew program in 2003 and has been teaching classes and summer camps at All Brands Servicenter in Richmond, VA ever since. Her students have entered their sewing projects at both the county and state fairs winning numerous awards. Several times a year her students donate their time sewing blankets and pet beds for the Richmond SPCA. Her hobbies include sewing, quilting, crochet and locker hooking. Her real passion is designing and making appliqué quilts. She says that her background in mechanical drafting comes in handy while creating her quilts. She has sold various crafts through her Etsy shop and at local craft shows. In her free time she likes to boost her creativity by participating in craft swaps and sewing quilts that will be donated to charity.
Favorite Stitch: Using the machine button hole stitch for raw edge appliqués
Favorite Project: Created a reproduction 1870’s walking dress for the Girl Scout Birthplace in Savannah, GA complete with antique shell buttons.
Sewing Tip: Tails belong on cats and dogs not our projects. Take the time to neatly finish what you've worked so hard to create.
See: Our American Girl Doll Pattern & Project Section
Carol's Etsy shop: http://www.etsy.com/shop/funthreads
Crafster Profile: http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?action=profile
Where Carol teaches: All Brands Servicenter http://www.allbrandssewvac.com/
 

 

 
ANDY DIMAIO
Graphic Designer, Social Network
Andy handles some of our graphic designs on the site including our background and logo. He also designed several posters and magazine covers posted in our studio, and is currently helping with the editing and designing of our new sewing video tutorials.

He can also often be spotted at our sewing charity events and fashion shows handling the sound system and sometimes the video camera... just not at the same time!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
 

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