My 1st Conference Invite! DecoSummit 2019 🌴 MIAMI VLOG | SEWING REPORT

My 1st Conference Invite! DecoSummit 2019 🌴 MIAMI VLOG | SEWING REPORT


check it out hello somebody let me out
of the sewing room I’m actually on location for a very special edition of
the sewing report welcome I help you here
learn about sewing crafts and DIY projects and I’m in Miami speaking and
teaching at a conference called deco summit it’s put on by Ricoma embroidery
machines and this is the first ever event really excited to be here and show
you around Decosummit is an educational
conference aimed at decorated apparel pros there were over 40 seminars and
quite a few hands-on training classes in everything from machine embroidery to
sewing and that’s where I come in if you bought a VIP ticket it included
an extra day before hand for a technical certification class taught by Mark
Torres Ricoma’s assistant service manager I had no idea what to expect but
I soon found out upon arrival I was teamed up with some ladies to take apart
the Ricoma EM 10/10 one of the entry-level embroidery machines not
gonna lie it was pretty intimidating as I have never used or owned a multi
needle machine the purpose of this training is to equip owners with the
knowledge and skills to do simple maintenance and repairs most of the
attendees do operate small businesses hello yes do you guys all have
businesses businesses all right DWBH designs right we do custom
embroidery plaques you name it there we go where are you coming from Tennessee all
right sweet sweet Tony Tony you’re the quiet one he’s strong but
silence is this the one you have yes yes how do you like it so far
well there I thought I’d try to persuade some of them to join my class like a
real sewing machine that’s what you can learn tomorrow like a regular sewing
machine do you mean by that now I know it’s crazy like you’re
actually building the base yeah well that’s the good thing is you can
embroider the fabric and then you can you could make simple items like that
yourself to if you don’t want to buy the game so yes it’s gonna be called
beginning sewing and we’re just gonna have some real base well that’s why I
feel like a sewing machines I was the same way I had taken sewing in home AK
it was terrible right but the sewing machines have come so far like you just
need a machine that you like like that’s the whole the whole thing about if you
get a machine that you’re cool with and that you can understand and you know
it’s comfortable for you then it’s really not I’m not naturally a crafty
person I started sewing when I was thirty so like you don’t have to have
been doing it your whole life or anything you know I was not like like I
was not that type at all so that’s why I wanted to encourage more people to cuz
it’s been a lot of fun you know all right change it about changing hearts
and minds here alright you laters r1 next up a quick
trip to South Beach to see if it’s as exciting as it looks on TV and in movies
about Miami Plus that diet craze of the same name well maybe not so quick as I
got caught up in rush-hour traffic but I did find a solid public parking garage
at 7th Street and Collins unfortunately no sign of JLo or Gloria
Estefan but the famous Ocean Drive does seem to be a huge draw for international
tourism even though it was October still lots of beachgoers on the sand and in
the water I decided to eat soloed my husband’s favorite restaurant a fish
called Avalon this is the miso-glazed Chilean sea bass and pecan-crusted key
lime pie which by the way is the 2019 national pie champion I stayed at the AC
hotel Miami Airport which I do highly recommend with its gorgeous modern
interiors in the morning I was able to catch
seminars about growing a business and social media as always I think it’s you and you don’t you want to know that
there look you want them to know that you’re a local business Explorer the
brand spankin new rakamma headquarters meet some of the fellow experts and
speakers so far so good I’m really enjoying it it’s great I’m learning a
lot I’m speaking and I got to watch this guy who just gave a presentation that
was dynamite I know yeah and that was your first time
really you said you spoke into some classrooms first official Gabe yeah oh
it was like a quarter I was nervous just hiding anybody’s nervous at first I
could tell not what I practiced back here but no it wasn’t great I loved it
and hopefully I could do more I have another one later on
so what are you guys hoping to get the most out of this conference like water
is there anything in particular that well mean I’m trying to first of all get
more experience Network and just have a good time yeah that’s it man how does it
time well he said know that and also hopefully sure learning something and
teaching something you know cuz if any if you get one thing from any of these
things you get one nugget then he is worth it and grab lunch from one of the
food trucks parked inside one of the warehouses now on to the main event for
me a beginner’s guide to sewing class where we made pillow covers you have no
idea how anxious I was about teaching for the first time but I survived thanks
to everyone who attended I truly appreciated you being there later that night that reco Mateen
through a VIP party and things got turned up on the final day I saw a heat
press in action learned how to embroider shoes this is the smallest one on the 8
in one fast frames and what this does is this will actually install on here we’re
gonna if you stabilize it that we’re going to apply to the back and fold up
so it has some support and then we’re going to check the shoe the terms of the
shoes directly on it and then we’re gonna check to make sure everything is
done correctly and it’s at the right spot then we’re gonna hit go and we’re
gonna actually stitch on the time of action and the first couple of stitches
are actually going to hold the wand do I need an embroidery temporary tattoos
okay oh my god that’s something that you feel people should know about getting an
embroidery machine like us don’t be afraid of it yeah don’t be afraid to go
have some fun make these for people it’s a great great way to make extra money
and it’s just a lot of fun and had a great talk with Daniel one of her comas
trainers all about sewing and fashion as a younger guy what interested you in
particular about sewing the fact that I was tired of every time I asked about it
somebody said I don’t know man that’s for old ladies I kind of got like tired
of that stigma because I mean I have a couple people I look up to like
Alexander McQueen or for instance Virgil a blow there’s a couple different
designers that that’s speak thoroughly on how they started getting their hands
on garments and that they feel that sewing was what took them to the next
level of understanding what it is to really really create a garment because
even for me is that I’m doing DTG I could print all day but there’s nothing
like when I sit there and actually cut in so exactly how to how to cut and sew
something from the beginning like from the spool I have a giant three yards
worth of thread or or material how do I turn this into a shirt I think that’s
what like really interest me and got me to watch this one of the big draws to
deco summit was the chance to win an embroidery machine so who’s the lucky
winner fall now Howland this has been a really wonderful
experience I’ve met a lot of really awesome people and I’ve also learned
quite a bit about the apparel business what goes into it is a lot of work I
also got to see the embroidery machines in action which was very cool and all of
the people Ricoma are so nice and friendly
I so appreciate them inviting me so rakamma thank you for the invitation it
was a real honor and a pleasure and yeah it was a really good time anyway if
you’re looking for something else to watch in the channel a while back I did
an interview with Henry Ma CEO of the company and it is right here and I’m going
to link and I’m also going to connect you to some of the websites that you
might be interested in some of the people I met they also have their own
embroidery companies or they do other types of businesses so I’m gonna try to
share them all here anyways thank you guys so much for watching this really I
guess a different type of video here on the channel
but I’ll see you guys next time all right it’s turning on yes no he’s around

6 thoughts on “My 1st Conference Invite! DecoSummit 2019 🌴 MIAMI VLOG | SEWING REPORT

  1. Since getting back I've been sick as a dog, but still spent 2 days editing this video, LOL!
    😏 Thank you for stopping over here!
    Are Younger Guys Interested in Sewing? Daniel Zas FULL INTERVIEW

    🎥 https://youtu.be/plPq-OxjiRc

    Q&A with Henry Ma ❓ Ricoma Embroidery Machines

    🎥 https://youtu.be/kxL4VN3t9HQ

  2. Thank you so much for sparking my interest in sewing. I loved your class and enjoyed the conversation we had. Great Video!!

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