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caroleemens | Posted in General Sewing Info on

Hi Everyone…I am new here and a fairly good sewer…I live in Long Beach and am looking for classes to learn and/or perfect my skills in slip covers, pillows and tote bags…I have 3 grown daughters that enjoy me sewing for them so they can save their money…I have gone to Joann’s classes and I want something more advanced…My oldest daughter wants me to make her a regular hooded sweatshirt and line it in fake fur…a challenge for me…where are they patterns for hooded sweatshirts? Thank you for any assistance!!!



  1. Alissa | | #1

    Dear Carole,

    I'm new here too, but wondered if you had looked into the classes at the Costa Mesa "Fall Faire." You can download the Event Program at:  http://www.sewingevents.com/html/ff_costamesa.html 

    Since I'm more interested in garment sewing, I wasn't looking at it for the things you are (slip covers, etc)...but it's close to you and soon, so thought you'd want to check it out.

    (BTW, can anyone tell me how to post a link in this forum, instead of a URL?   Thanks.)


    Edited 10/24/2004 6:36 pm ET by Alissa

    1. caroleemens | | #3

      Thank you...Costa Mesa is about 20 minutes and I will check it out...thank you very much


    2. JeanEsther | | #4

      That's close to me, too! I live in Laguna Niguel. That looks like a great series.

      Do you mean you want to change the text displayed by the hyperlink (for instance, the hyperlink below displays "Brochure" rather than the URL). If that's what you want, I think this might work: Click the Create Hyperlink button, type or paste the URL and click OK. Then below the message click Source. You'll find the URL listed twice with a ">" between them; the first instance is the actual URL, and the second is the display text. Highlight the second instance and then type your new display text. Click WYSIWYG below the message--you should see the display text.



      <A href="http://www.sewingevents.com/CM_brochure_2004.pdf">http://www.sewingevents.com/CM_brochure_2004.pdf</A&gt;


      <A href="http://www.sewingevents.com/CM_brochure_2004.pdf">Brochure</A>

      1. Alissa | | #5

        Thank you JeanEsther...that's exactly what I want to do, but I don't see a button labeled "Create Hyperlink".  Where should I be looking for it? 

        In the meantime, your explanation should enable me to create a "clickable" link anyway!  (By entering the URL, changing to "Source," adjusting the display text, and checking it in "WYSIWYG")  Is that right? 

        I'm trying it out below...this is the same link (hopefully) as my post above:

        Fall Faire

        Thanks again,


        1. JeanEsther | | #6

          You're welcome! Your link is perfect: you can tell by pointing (not clicking) at the hyperlink, then looking at the status bar to read the URL (the status bar is the bar at the very bottom of the Internet Explorer window). This works on a posted message, but not on a message you are creating.

          When you create a new message, just above the message text area is a toolbar. The second-to-the-last button is the Create Hyperlink button--it looks like a globe with a chain below it. 

          1. FitnessNut | | #7

            Unless you have a Mac, in which case there is no toolbar, even if you are using Explorer. I had to have someone on Cooks Talk add my tag line for me because of this :-(

          2. JeanEsther | | #8

            Oh, really? Can you at least copy and paste addresses and have them turn into a hyperlink correctly? Or type a URL and have it reconcile to a hyperlink?

          3. FitnessNut | | #9

            I've had URL's reconcile to a hyperlink correctly and have copied/pasted web addresses. That part seems to work just fine. It took me quite a while to figure out what the problem was...someone on Cooks Talk posted a picture of the menu bar to show me and I was surprised to see that it didn't show up on my computer. As soon as I mentioned that I use a Mac, someone else chimed in that they had the same problem....and here I'd been thinking I wasn't too computer savvy (even if that is the truth)!

  2. kjp | | #2

    Check out Kwik Sew patterns for hooded sweatshirts.  Can't help you with local classes as I'm in NJ, but http://www.Patternreview.com seems to have well respected online classes that may help you!  Also look for a smaller local fabric store.  Even a quilting store.  They may be able to connect you with some sewing instruction/instructors.  Also check your local adult school if that's available.  And community college.  Back issues of Threads mag have also taught me volumes of skills!  Best luck, Karin

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