Happy 2018 from Sew Chicago

Sew Chicago closed out 2017 with our annual holiday brunch. We forgot to take a group picture, but we had a great time together. We had our annual gift exchange. Sew & Tell included Steph’s fabulous new coat with the perfectly-matched plaid lining, Rhonda’s lovely and versatile detachable collar, Linda’s tank top – her first […]

Sheer Perfection

In November,¬†Chief Creative Officer Stephanie helped us take a penetrating look at sheer fabrics and how to work with them. Starting with stunning inspiration pictures, Steph showed us how testing different colors of lining can pay off with beautiful results, some quite unexpected. She also walked us through samples showing different seam treatments that work […]

New Homes for Fabric, Patterns and Books

We all have some pieces in our fabric collections that aren’t quite right for us. They might have seemed perfect at one time, but something changed. As for patterns, there are the duplicates we bought by mistake, the design lines that probably won’t be flattering on us after all and suddenly we have an accumulation […]

Sew Chicago’s 2017 Kickoff

Sew Chicago welcomed the new year in January with a lively roundtable discussion of favorite sewing tips. The business meeting was led by our new co-leader Stephanie King, who has ¬†chosen the honorary title Chief Creative Officer. Liz Buckley-Geer brought in a great technique for inserting invisible zippers with a clean finish from an article […]

Sew Chicago’s Festive Holiday 2016

Sew Chicago celebrated¬†another year of learning, support and camaraderie with our annual holiday brunch. This is the third year that we held our brunch at Troquet River North, where we enjoyed a warm welcome and a variety of tempting menu selections. This year, Linda made the table extra festive with centerpieces that showcased her machine’s […]

Contemplating Coats

Yes, it’s been hot and humid this summer, but we Chicago gals know that won’t last for long. Before we know it, the weather reports will be talking about wind chill. Before that happens is the best time to assess our outerwear for fall and winter and decide whether we need to add to that […]

ASG National Conference 2016

Indianapolis was the birthplace of the American Sewing Guild and it was the site for its 2016 Annual Conference. Four Sew Chicago members were there to meet sewing enthusiasts from all over the country, expand our knowledge of sewing and design and add to our collections of fabric, patterns, books and tools. We arrived late […]