FAQ

 

You’ve got questions. I’ve got answers.

Q: I don’t know how to sew. Will this course or kit be too difficult for me?

A: If you’ve been thinking about pulling out your sewing machine but feel too intimidated to actually put something together, my kit is perfect for you. You can tackle a simple and fun project while learning the basics of how to sew.

Q: I already know how to sew dolls and cuddly toys. Does your course provide any value for someone like me?

I love working with people who already know how to sew. I have created a tutorial on embroidering using thick threads, such as wool, and using foot pressure and thread tension to achieve startling effects. This is definitely beyond the basics stuff. Plus, if you enjoy connecting with other people who sew and sharing your techniques and knowledge, my private Facebook group for members of the workshop will be the place for you.

Q: Where will I find the materials for the course?

A: One of the great benefits of working with me and purchasing my course is a list of links of all my favorite places online to shop not only for fabric but other sewing related items.

Q: I don’t have any children of my own yet or my child is too small to draw. Is this course right for me?

A: Whether you have children or not, a handmade doudou is an amazing gift. Nieces and nephews or children of friends will love to receive a toy based on their drawings from a devoted aunt or special adult. If you are pregnant, take this opportunity to find drawings of your own that you created as a child. Welcoming your new baby into the world with a doudou is an amazing way to start making memories for the two of you that will last years to come. This holds true for a very young child who has yet to start drawing.

 Q: Can’t I just find all of this information on the Internet for free?

A: There are free resources available online. The only problem is taking the time to find the good ones tailored to your needs. I’ve done all the research for you already. I’ll give you links to the best online shops and provide you with all the necessary information to make the best color and fabric choices. Best of all, you’ll get privileged access to difficult to find machine friendly wool batting from my suppliers. Think of my e-course as having me on retainer for you. You’ll always have a source to field questions and a permanent online stop for quality tutorials.

Q: I have no idea how to choose fabric and match colors. Will your course help me with that?

A: This is one of the main topics I cover in my course. Matching colors, handling fabrics along with sewing are skills that take time. I’m here to guide you, answer your questions and give you the confidence you need to continue making sewing projects beyond Dessine-moi un doudou.

Q: I’m concerned that I’m not talented enough to achieve the same results as you. How much help will you provide me?

A: Everyone needs to start somewhere. The advantage to taking my course over others is my “virtual” hands on approach to teaching. I have set up a private Facebook group for you to join to ask questions and bounce ideas off of other students. Every two weeks, I will have a live call where you can get a little extra one on one time. Much like anything, sewing takes practice and a certain amount of patience. You will need to decide for yourself how much time you have for either one of those things.

Q: I don’t own a sewing machine. Can I make the items in the course by hand?

A: Yes, you can. However, I don’t hand sew or embroider. If you are looking for help you with those skills, it is not part of the online course.

Q: As English and French are not your native languages, should I be concerned with the readability of the course content?

A: You must have read my blog. Yes, I am Portuguese but I live in Belgium and speak both French and English as second languages. You probably noticed that my grammar and sentence structure are not always perfect. While this is true, I strive to be as clear and easy to understand in all of my instructional material. I am always happy to answer questions on the website comment section, in the Facebook group and by email if there is ever anything you need to be clarified.