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 […]

Postcards from Summer Camp – Part 3

It wouldn’t be camp without some awards to take home to show mom and dad. So, in no particular order, here are our Oh2Sew 2010 Summer Camp Champ trophy winners. (Winners: feel free to print out the badge on the left and display them proudly!) Most Popular Camper Award goes to Wendy’s new Omniglide Trolley. […]

Postcards from Sewing Camp – Part 2

Today was another fun day at Louise Cutting’s Oh2Sew Sewing Intensive Weekend workshop! Today, we played with paperdolls and fabric squares as we learned to fine-tune some of our techniques for turning facings and the correct places to make pattern adjustments. We “slashed and spread” quarter-sized pattern pieces to figure how to alter patterns to […]

Postcards from Sewing Camp – Part 1

Sew, here we are in Florida at Louise Cutting’s Oh2Sew Sewing Intensive Weekend workshop, which we refer to as Sewing Camp. Liz C., Nancy, Tina and Wendy spent today making a comprehensive measurement chart and creating a “working muslin” of One-Seam Pants. Louise calls it a “working muslin” because we are making the pants out […]

Saying “I Do!” With New Friends

Saying “I Do!” at the Chicago History Museum with the American Sewing Guild. For our our August meeting, Sew Chicago took a field trip to the Chicago History Museum for a docent-led tour of their exhibit, I Do! Chicago Ties The Knot.

Heirloom Sewing – Making Your Own Fabric with Ribbon and Lace

Sew Chicago learned so much from Evelyn Cummings’ Heirloom Sewing class. Using a Martha Pullen camisole pattern, we sewed up a sample of pintucks and joining bridging laces, embroidered insertions and edging laces before starting on our camisoles.

Fashion Show Fun

Ten Sew Chicagoans found inspiration and shopping opportunities at a recent fashion show.  Wanda Cobar and Lee Wright had tables in the marketplace and contributed to the raffle that benefited a design school scholarship fund.  Liz H. analyzed Tina’s dress details and you could see the wheels turning in that creative red head of hers […]