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 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 […]

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.

Inspired (and Surprised) By Heirloom Sewing

The first meeting of 2010 was an inspiration fest.  (Okay, all our meetings are like that. :-)) Some of our members were surprised that the suggestion for an heirloom sewing program came from someone who hasn’t looked good in anything frilly since her third birthday, but the light bulb went off when Evelyn Cummings showed […]