Lonna Schuurman's Profile

About

Est August 2008

At this time I was released from my job. While job hunting is so exciting, I thought I could use my time to be productive and creative. For Christmas, my mom gave me a sewing machine. I started learning everything I could about sewing. I started out with making a few girls dresses. Surprised me, they came out great! That encouraged me to challenge myself with other projects. I found myself working in my studio countless hours. Eventually I found Etsy.com! I started with simple- small items and evolved my shop to what it is today. I make/sell handmade/hand stuffed pet beds and accessories, crocheted/sewn blankets/some kids clothing/some select vintage items.
My creative process is very A.D.D. I work on several projects at once. If I make myself sit down and focus, I set up an assembly line of processes, well for sewing. Cut the pattern out, iron the fabrics, cut the…

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  • Female
  • Born on January 6
  • Joined August 27, 2008

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SchuurmanStudio
Schuurman Studio

About

Est August 2008

At this time I was released from my job. While job hunting is so exciting, I thought I could use my time to be productive and creative. For Christmas, my mom gave me a sewing machine. I started learning everything I could about sewing. I started out with making a few girls dresses. Surprised me, they came out great! That encouraged me to challenge myself with other projects. I found myself working in my studio countless hours. Eventually I found Etsy.com! I started with simple- small items and evolved my shop to what it is today. I make/sell handmade/hand stuffed pet beds and accessories, crocheted/sewn blankets/some kids clothing/some select vintage items.
My creative process is very A.D.D. I work on several projects at once. If I make myself sit down and focus, I set up an assembly line of processes, well for sewing. Cut the pattern out, iron the fabrics, cut the all the patterns onto the fabric, re-iron if necessary; Velcro? Magnetic Buttons? They have to go in before sewing; pin everything together; sew; iron; top stitch; Iron and starch; sew label on. (Some items I have to waterproof, such as my dog coats)
As for Under The Brim, I thought it necessary to separate into two shops. As for crocheting, I’ve very nonchalant about it. I pick out the colors I like at the time, and go with it. I work on them when I sit in front of the TV, at Lunch, or on the road. I try to find decorative items to place on the sides of the hats to make them look a little fancier.
Materials:
I have a few favorite fabric designers but I’m an equal opportunity fabric buyer. I shop mainly on Hairy Hines @ Surplus Textiles. They have some great pricing. I get into a lot of trouble when I go down to get more fabric.

After all this...I'm combining both shops into Schuurman Studio.


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