Unless indicated otherwise, Sew Chicago Neighborhood Group meetings are held on the second Friday of the month, beginning at 5:30 p.m. (or as soon as you can get there from work). To receive evites to our monthly meetings, please email Chief Instigator Wendy.
January 11, 2019: Hong Kong Sew Much Fun trip review
We’re kicking off 2019 with a special review of the ASG Sew much Fun Hong Kong Tour given by Our own member, Steph King.
February 8, 2019: Sewing with slippery and drapey fabric
Join us as we discuss the best ways to handle slippery and drapey fabrics.
March 8, 2019: Distinctive pockets Round table
What better way to play with creating a garment that is all yours then by adding interesting and unique pockets. We will provide several samples and we want you to bring inspiration photos of pockets that intrigue you. Discussion will be around these distinctive pockets and how to create them!
April 12, 2019: Zip, Zip, Zippers!
Join us for a review of basic zipper insertions plus a look at using decorative zippers and decorative uses of zippers. It is sure to be a zipping good time!
May 10, 2019: Alternatives to Buttons and Buttonholes Round table
Are you tired of plain old buttons and buttonholes? lets take a look a look at some new and innovative ways to close those garments! Bring in your own example or an inspiration photo and we will have a great discussion.
**Date TBD** Special Event– Pattern/Fabric exchange with Sew Saturday group!
June 14, 2019: Interfacing and Stabilizers
Are you confused by all the different options of interfacing and stabilizers? There are so many choices! We will review many different kinds along with when, where and how to use them.
July 12, 2019: Sewing with Specialty Threads
There are many different types of thread on the market. We will review different types of thread, what needle to use and the best applications. Fusible, elastic, stretch, metallic, pearl crown, wooly, and more!
August 9, 2019: Hands- On round robin with specialty machine feet
Join is for an evening of hands on practice of sewing machine feet. We will have several sewing machines set up with different feet so everyone can take a turn. rolled hem foot, blind hem foot, piping foot and more.
September 13, 2019: All about Jacket linings
Tips and techniques for successfully lining a jacket. Time to get sewing for fall and winter!
October 11, 2019: An evening at Soutache! All about Buttons!
Learn how to sew a hand sewn buttonhole, different methods for sewing on buttons plus creative and unusual ways to use buttons! Shopping for buttons and trim is highly encouraged while on location at Soutache 🙂
**Date TBD** Special Event– ASG Chicago Chapter Luncheon and Fashion Show
November 2019: NO MEETING
December 14, 2019: Annual Holiday Brunch
Save the date for our annual holiday brunch celebrating 11 years together. Location TBD. Please note the special date of this meeting.
*For events that require pre-payment, please email Chief Instigator Wendy.