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 […]

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 […]

Put that Piping in Your Garment and Look Smokin’

In the July Sew Chicago neighborhood group meeting, Liz H. presented “architectural and decorative” applications for piping. “Piping can be functional to add stability, but it also is a great design detail in seam lines, necklines, cuffs, and more,” explained Liz. You can purchase ready-made piping, but it is limited in the color and width. […]

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 […]