Some of you know that in a former life I was a techie geek before I became a full time sewing geek. So unlike some of my sewing pals, I am totally comfortable using a computer and software. Last week I used a technology I have been using for a long while in a new way. I taught a sewing lesson to a student in Santa Barbara using Skype! How cool is that? I use Skype all the time to chat with my DD and DGD in NYC, but had never tried it for teaching. Both student Molly and I thought our online lesson was a grand success! She was a little stuck on completing her husband’s pajama pants, and I was able to help her get “unstuck” enough so she could complete the project. The bonus was I got to see her pretty, smiling face again.
Since our test Skype session was a definite win-win, I would like to announce a new Sew Maris service (drum roll please!!). From the comfort of your own home, you can have a mini-sewing lesson. Collect all your questions and conundrums, and schedule a 30 minute coaching session with me for a measly $25. You will need a laptop computer with a web camera and a Skype account to use this service, and you will also need to contact me prior to arrange a mutually convenient lesson time. Pajamas are optional, but definitely encouraged for coaching sessions. I am excited—I love finding new uses for technology!