Pinterest users are bringing the site to life through "Pinterest Parties," where Pinners and friends of Pinners share craft ideas they've found on the site and create them together, all while enjoying Pinterest-inspired food and drink.

 Prior to the get-together, Gilbert asked guests to scour Pinterest for their favorite crafts and to show up at the party with a wrapped parcel containing the items and instructions necessary to assemble that craft. During the festivities, guests swapped packages and went home with all the fixings for a fun new item or recipe.

Pinterest users will not only be able to share and bring to life craft ideas, but will also be able to seek advice for their favorite DIY Pinterest projects from actual creative professionals.

Who doesn't love Pinterest? And who doesn't pin crafts they'll probably never make? Well, here's a way to fix that!

but few of us rarely make the time or get the chance to actually do some of the crafty ideas we pin. A Pinterest Party can be a fun way to not only try out some of those pins, but also to provide an opportunity to invite new friends to get together.

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How to Host a Pinterest Party!

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It’s time to confess…how many pins do you have on your Pinterest boards? Hundreds? Thousands? How many of those recipes or crafts have you actually tried? Just a few?

 

If you’re looking for a fun girls night, why don’t you plan a Pinterest Party? (For those of you that have no idea what Pinterest is, go to the bottom of this article for a brief explanation.)

OPTION 1 -- The host picks one or two simple crafts off of the group board and purchases the supplies so everyone can make them during the party.

OPTION 2 -- Each guest picks a craft off of the board she'd like to make, and brings enough supplies for 4 guests, including herself. Names are pulled out of a hat to decide which craft goes with which guest. By the end of the evening, every guest gets to make 4 crafts. **Remind your guests that the crafts they choose should not take more than a half hour to complete, or you'll be there all night. :)

Way 1: Everyone brings their own craft and supplies. You all just work on your projects in the same room, oohing and aahing over everyone’s successes, helping out with a hot-glue emergency, and offering tips on button placement.

  • NO KIDS: Unless your children are involved in the project or being watched by someone not participating in the party, it’s not advised to have children present. Why? They will want to do what you’re doing, be in the mix and distract you from being engaged in your project with friends. Plus, there’s a safety element that plays into it if you’re using scissors and knives.

  • NO BYSTANDERS: While it’s awesome to sit and visit with a friend, someone just dropping by to chat it up isn’t a part of the group’s activity and, just like children, will take your focus off what you’re doing.

  • NO IN-DEPTH PROJECTS: Keep it quick. If the craft can’t be completed in the time of the party, save it for something you do at home. A Pinterest party is self-contained. This means, whatever materials are brought into your party are the same materials that are carried out of your party. No overnight drying, coming back for phase two of the cutting, etc. Also, encourage your guests to bring a new project they haven’t tried before. I went to one party where a lady just brought some stuff she’d been working on and thought this was a good time to continue with it. The problem was that she just came to do her own thing while the rest of us were introduced to new ideas, suggestions, successes and fails.

  • BE VERY SPECIFIC: Are you asking that your guests bring guests? If not, state that in the invitation by letting them know you’re keeping it to a set amount. Your guests should be informed of every event detail so they can properly plan for the festivities.

  • HAVE FUN. This isn’t Martha Stewart. It’s so fun being around people who are trying these projects for the first time. Some of your friends will be those natural crafters who can make anything look good. Other friends are total Pinterest fails every time they try. It’s awesome. Truly.

4 Weekly Sessions - $140

This class will furthering your Sewing 101 (basics) skills.

 

You will learn to take measurements, to select a pattern for your sewing level, to select the correct fabric for your pattern, how to read a commercial pattern, how to cut it out and how to sew it all together using proper seam allowances and techniques.

Sewing 102 is geared towards the returning sewer or advanced beginner. In this course we pick the projects, you create your own dimensions and you make your own supplies list. This is the perfect class for a sewer that wants to learn the fundamentals of taking ideas (dog beds, zipper pouches, mother/daughter aprons, you get the idea ) and making them a reality.

Class 1 & 2: Custom sewing machine cover.  We measure your machine, sewing “math” that includes seam allowances and ease, cut fabrics and begin quilting them together. There’s plenty of opportunity for design choices with this project, which you can see if the additional projects photos on this page, so this project can range from basic to complex based on the student.

Class 2 & 3: We finish up our custom sewing machine cover and get started on a custom boxy pouch with invisible zipper closure.  If you have a specific purpose in mind for this pouch then we can tailor the finished size to your storage needs.  We’ve had pouches large enough to store manila folders or smaller than a moleskin notebook.  Our instructors tend to use them for cords or traveling with make-up and beauty products.

Class 4: Custom pajama pants. You bring a favorite pair of pj pants from home and we recreate a new pair in the studio together.  This project is a class favorite and the fabric selections are some of our favorite.

Bonus Projects: we provide a bunch of great bonus projects to reinforce the skills taught in class.

Cost: $275 course fee includes 10 hours of instruction. Supplies are provided by the student for this class series. Supply requirements are listed on the supplies tab.

Prerequisite: Sewing 101 or equivalent skills

Skills You’ll Learn: Making and applying bias tape binding, hand finishing, quilting, invisible zippers, working with a variety of interfacings, elastics and casings, drafting a simple pattern from an existing garment.

Prework: Wash and press fabrics before class

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Supplies to Bring:  A list will be provided at the first class.

Prerequisite: Completed the Sewing 101 class or have equivalent experience.​

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Class 1 : Simple sample curtains.

Class 2: Card wallet with key ring.

Class 3: Storage Basket.

Class 4: Pieced, Quilted zipper bag.

Bonus Projects: we provide a bunch of great bonus projects to reinforce the skills taught in class.

Cost: $275 course fee includes 10 hours of instruction. Supplies are provided by the student for this class series. Supply requirements are listed on the supplies tab.

Prerequisite: Sewing 102 or equivalent skills

Prework: Wash and press fabrics before class

Piviting Studio

Suite 212B, 281 Restigouche Road

Oromocto, NB

Email - PivitingStudio@outlook.com

(506) 461-6267

Open Hours 

Monday to Saturday 11:00 am  -  4:30 pm