Laughing Llama Sewing Studio

My goal is to build a vibrant sewing community here in Richmond! My name is Helen, and I love to sew! It may actually be verging on an obsession for me.

I love the entire process from the planning to the fabric selection, to the construction. There is a vast community of 'online' sewists and makers doing some really cool things, and it is so inspiring to see and learn from what others are doing. As much as I enjoy sewing, I had not thought to involve my own children. I have a nine year old daughter and 6 year old son. I think I assumed they would


To market, to market to fill my cool bag! Home again, home again ... Ziggity Zag.

This is the perfect bag to take to farmer's markets because it holds a TON! I have included a picture showing what all I managed to fit into it.

Reply 'Yes' if you would be interested in learning how to make your very own.


Here it is!! The Pom-Pom Floor Pillow sewing kit! Offered two ways - $45 for kit with precut material or $65 for kit and a one hour kit kickoff sewing session! One hour kick off session will be held at the studio on Saturday the 15th. The precut kit can be picked up from the studio, but must be scheduled. To reserve your pre-cut kit, comment Claimed with your email address. To reserve your kit and spot in the kickoff class, register here


Pom-Pom Floor Pillow! Perfect project for back-to-school reading nook. Make their study area their own with different fabric colors and textures! Interested in the DIY kit? Comment YES with your email address and we'll send you the details. Or visit us at


Excited about these new "jelly rolls"! All the fun projects we're going to make!!


Love this fun and simple bag! One of the great projects we offer in our beginner intro to sewing classes. Book with us today at


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Laughing Llama Sewing Studio's cover photo 07/22/2018

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We have two really fun sewing workshops scheduled for this week! There is still space in both. For more detail go to the website and click on Classes. Hope to see you in the studio! Summer is well underway and so are our summer camps and classes. Our first camp session was back in June. In only four days campers made a rainbow pillow, pillowcase, journal cover, boxer shorts, and laminated pencil pouch. They were a very productive and fun group!!! There is one more camp session....


Rainbow pillows courtesy of our week 1 sewing camp makers!!! In 4 days they made these pillows plus pj shorts, journal covers, pillowcases, laminated zippy pouches, and more. Take a look at the website to find out about upcoming classes


The heat this week is a sure sign that summer is just around the corner. A lot has been going on in the studio lately!!!

First, Laughing Llama Studio now sells fabric by the yard! Yay!!! That means no more trips to Joann’s after class to buy supplies because you are so excited to make the project again from home. We sell some really fun and very comfortable wovens and knits from Cotton and Steel, Art Gallery Fabrics, and Tilda’s World. We also sell the Eversewn Sparrow sewing machines that we use in the studio.

Next up, I have added new classes for kids and adults with projects to help you get ready for summer...pool bags, coverups, headbands, and more. All classes are open to beginners as well as experienced sewists.

I saved the best for last...CAMPS!!! You can now register for one or more of our summer camps. Each session will be four consecutive days of nonstop maker fun! Space is limited so check it out before they fill up. I will be adding a few more specifically for teens, so stay tuned!

That is it for now! For more details about classes and camps head over to the website Happy Mother’s Day to all you mamas out there! Hope to see you in the studio!


Hi All,
When is this Winter going to end? I have so many Spring things to make on my sewing table but keep going back to coats and sweaters because of the weather. In the Spring, which I am saying starts April 1st, I will be offering several Adult Introduction to Machine Sewing Workshops and then a couple of series. One will be a three part introduction to Garment sewing and the other a three part series focused more on home items and gifts. I will have the usual Kids Introduction to Machine Sewing classes plus a few fun workshops.
I am considering adding a garment sewing series focused on men's garment sewing and possibly another focused on sewing for your children or grandchildren. If anyone is interested please let me know.
I will post when I have all the classes up. Take care everyone and hope to see you in the studio!


Hi There ,
We have been sewing our way through these rainy, wintery days here at Laughing Llama Studio. There is no better way to get over the winter blues than by sewing up some awesome things for Spring and Summer. Keep an eye out for new beginner level sewing classes for both kids and adults. We are also creating a couple of series classes for adults. One will be an apparel series for those who are interested in making their own clothes using Indie patterns. The other will focus on making gifts because with Spring comes Mother's Day, graduations, babies, and weddings. Hope to see you in the Studio! 01/30/2018

An itch to stitch: More take up sewing to make customised outfits

A huge benefit of learning to sew is that you can learn how to be creative with your own outfits by sewing them yourself. A growing number of people are taking up sewing to make and customise their own outfits, with some viewing it as creative therapy. . Read more at


Congratulations to all of you completing the Laughing Llama "Introduction to Sewing" Series of classes (levels 1-3).
🤩 By February you will be a rock-star. 01/23/2018

A stitch in time – new era for home sewing

Did you know that more than 1M people have taken up sewing in the last 3 years? Home sewing and dressmaking are making a comeback. 🤗 Television programmes and YouTube tutorials are inspiring millions of people to make their own clothes


We are still enrolling for our "Introduction to Machine Sewing" series for kids and adults. Sign Up Today!
>> Visit for class schedule


There is no better way to kick off the New Year than by learning a new skill like sewing.
>> During the month of January we are offering a kids and adults "Introduction to Sewing" series. If you pre-purchase all 3 levels within one series enjoy a savings of 10%.
>> To sign-up for the classes and learn how to apply the discount visit

* Discount codes to use are "kidsdiscount" and "adultdiscount"


To keep in the spirit of the recent release of the new Star Wars movie, we thought you might get a kick out of this one.


The EverSewn Sparrow Sewing Machine Review

At Laughing Llama Sewing Studio we use the EverSewn sewing machines. If you are curious about them and want to learn more, check out this review by Alex Anderson (quilter & sewist).

Alex Anderson was told to try out the Sparrow Sewing machine. This is her review. You can buy this machine at


Happy New Year! 🎉
We would love to know what your New Year Re-Sew-Lutions are.


Here is a fun memory from our "Sew Happy Together: Scarf" class from earlier this month.
Those who sew together have fun together!


Laughing Llama Sewing Studio's cover photo


Timeline Photos 12/21/2017

30 Beautiful Felt Christmas Decorations Ideas

How many of you create your own Christmas Tree ornaments? We would love to see pictures of your beautiful creations. Please share in the comments. Christmas Decorations 30 Beautiful Felt Christmas Decorations Ideas September 1, 2016 Sarah Felt Christmas ornaments could be easily crafted by you and your kids to make your Holiday tree more cool and unique. They are also useful to adorn other things like branches, mantels, lamps and so on. Check�... 12/19/2017

10 Sewing YouTubers to Watch -

Check out these Sewing YouTubers. You just might learn a trick or two. I don’t watch much television mostly because I don’t have much free time, but I do love short videos. I recently downloaded the YouTube app on my phone and I’ve found myself increasingly turning to it for entertaining informative videos about sewing. Like watching the Food Network, YouTube sew...


🌞 On Saturday 12/16/17 (1-3 PM) we are having an open house.
This is your chance to see our studio, meet our instructor Helen, test out our machines and learn more about up coming classes. Come one, come all!


Give someone the gift of sewing this holiday season by purchasing a Laughing Llama Studio Gift Certificate for sewing lessons.
To purchase a gift certificate visit 12/07/2017

The women who sew for Nasa

Have you ever stopped to think about the behind the scenes people creating and making the outfits that help to send our astronauts to space? Check out this great write-up. 👨‍🚀️ From the Apollo spacesuits to the Mars rovers, women behind the scenes have stitched vital spaceflight components.


We just love our llama mascot! It hangs from the wall in our studio and serves as Laughing Llama Studio's inspiration.
📸 Pictured with the llama is owner and sewing guru Helen Teague. 11/30/2017

DIY Christmas Tree Skirt

Try personalizing your Christmas Tree this year by sewing your very own tree skirt. Here is a great explanation of how to make one. When I told a friend today that we had already put up our Christmas tree, she did a double-take. What, already? The truth is, I put up the tree so that I could take pictures of this holiday craft in action. But really, if you're going to go to the trouble of putting up a…


Holiday Sewing Bundle

Give the gift of sewing this holiday season! 🎁
Whether new to sewing or experienced, we have put together the perfect bundle. It includes an "Eversewn Sparrow 20" sewing machine and one private 2-hour sewing lesson.
>> To learn more and to purchase your bundle visit:


Give the gift of learning to sew to a loved one for the holiday's.🎁 Laughing Llama Sewing Studio is now offering Gift Certificates for private sewing sessions.

>> To purchase your gift certificate visit


Hey Friends! We are gearing up for our next round of classes and need your input. If you are interested in taking sewing classes please give us one minute of your time.
Fill Out Survey Here:


We are going to be offering a special Holiday Gift Bundle after Thanksgiving.
Stay Tuned...

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