Decorative Stitches, Ribbons, Trims and Beautiful Buttons

Soutache was the site of another fun and informative Sew Chicago meeting recently. Carolyn provided samples and sound advice for adding decorative stitches to everything from a sewing project that cries out to go a step beyond basic to thrift store finds. This was the second of Carolyn’s presentations on exploring the full potential of […]

A Party Among Ribbons and Trims

It’s always a party when the members of Sew Chicago get together, but our April meeting was an actual party surrounded by ribbons, trims, feathers and other delightful embellishments to inspire creativity. The venue was the fabulous boutique Soutache, at 2125 North Damen. It was the first visit for some of our members, but definitely […]

Sew Chicago on the Runway

Sew Chicago made quite a splash at the 2010 ASG Chicago Chapter Fashion Show. We showed 8 of the 51 entries for a total of 11 garments. Sewing machines were smoking and needles were flying into the wee hours of the morning, but it was well worth it.  (Those hem stitches that got progressively farther […]