My name is Jan Casey, I’ve been sewing for about 50 years. I started embroidering kitchen towels by hand when I was about 6 or 7. From towels I started embroidering pillow cases then dresser scarves. My first real project from a Simplicity pattern was a dress for my sewing badge for Girl Scouts.
I took my first real sewing class in junior high school where sewing was mandatory. We had to make a gathered skirt. In high school, I took every sewing class I could fit into my schedule. During high school I also made school clothes for my younger sister.
After graduating high school I got married. I started sewing baby clothes while waiting for the birth of my daughter.
I have taken several advanced sewing classes, including Palmer/Pletsch, Michelle Griffith, Martha Pullen, Floriani Embroidery Company, Husqvarna-Viking Company, Pfaff America Company and many more.
I stated teaching beginning sewing in 2005 on Saturdays. When I retired from my full time job in 2008 I started adding more classes during the week.