Calendar of Events

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 10 Capsule Wardrobe Planning- tips and tools for planning and executing a capsule wardrobe.

February 14 PARIS Sewing review- review of the Susan Khalje Couture Paris trip.

February 29 Chicago Chapter Workshop Pattern Drafting inspired by Pattern Magic books- See website here for more info

March 13 **Roundtable** Best online video and blog resources for sewing techniques, information and tutorials. Lets talk all about our online resources!

April 10 How to MIX and MATCH fabrics in a single garment.- Zoom meeting with special Guest Sarah Veblen

May 8 knits, KNITS, KNITS– Review of a variety of knits, discussion of differences and techniques for handling those tricky knits- Zoom meeting with special guest Jennifer Stern.

June 13- Zoom – Chicago Chapter Workshop Camp Shirts – Classic and Creative – see website here for more info

June 12 Up your HEM game! Variations on Hem styles, techniques and how to add interest to your Hems. – Zoom meeting with special guest Gail Yellen.

July 10  Virtual Workshop for machine ZIPPER insertion. Including lapped and invisible zipper techniques.- Zoom meeting

Saturday July 25 Chicago Chapter Online Show and Tell – see website here

August 14 City Solutions for Sewing Spaces- Zoom meeting  – guests to be announced

August 29 Chicago Chapter Workshop Creative felting for garments – see website here for more info. Will be via zoom but there is a kit that will be mailed to you.

September 11 ROUND TABLE Zoom Meeting- Favorite Patterns. Show us your favorite Indie Pattern makes and lets hear all the details!

October 9 All about COLLARS. Collar ideas and how to draft a basic rolled collar- via Zoom.

October 17 – Virtual Chicago Chapter Fashion Show- More info TBA

November 13 Jacket TRIMS and how to use them. Ideas, Inspiration and techniques.

December 12 – Holiday Special Presentation–  TBD

On HOLD until in person meetings resume ** New meeting segment- Fitting ** to be held after Sew and Tell for those that want to take part in a fitting segment. Bring your muslin or garment, your pins and grab a buddy or two to help with fitting adjustments. Just a reminder we need to finish up by 8:30pm.

*For events that require pre-payment, please email Chief Instigator Wendy.

24 thoughts on “Calendar of Events

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  2. I must be really lame…I am interested in becoming a member, but I could not find your location except that you have meetings on a Friday at 5:30….forgive me, please let me know the membership process. Thank you Debbie

    • Hi Debbie,

      I’m forwarding your information to our Chief Instigator Wendy to contact you. We meet in downtown Chicago in the home of one of the members. This makes it convenient for those working downtown to come after work.

      Looking forward to seeing you at a meeting!

  3. I would like to attend your meetings. Please put me on your list. I have been looking for Chicago/Loop sewing buddies. Susan

  4. Hi All;

    I love this blog and wish I was in Chicago to sew with you.

    Do you know about the Original Sewing and Quilt Expo that will be coming to Chicago in March? March 31 to April 2

    Would love to meet many of you while I am in town as I arrive Sunday night from Cleveland before the show starts.

    Here is the link to the show.

    Karen Erickson

    • We do know about the show and we are looking forward to attending. Let us know your booth number and we’ll be sure to stop by and introduce ourselves.

  5. You all have been on my “to do” list ever since I had the pleasure of meeting Tina at the Expo in March. Please email the location to me! Thank you so much!

      • I know it’s still early, but please keep me on the e-vite list for meeting locations! I hope to be at the August meeting: organization is not my strongest suit!

  6. Hello! I’ve been looking for a sewing group for so long! I am a beginner but am interested in your wardrobe planning session with The Mahogany Stylist. I am a college student, so I would not be able to attend many meetings past August, but please let me know about the event tomorrow (today! eek!) if it’s not to late to stop in.

  7. We were so happy to meet you last night. I can’t wait to see the silk dupioni dress you make for that wedding!

  8. I am interested in joining the group! Could you please e-mail me information regarding the sign up process and what is up for 2012 etc. Thank you!
    Amy Stefanik

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  11. hi,
    I am out in Sugar Grove. I have been wanting to make it to some of the sewing guild events for a long time to meet others that sew. But I run Sewing classes and tailoring business that always keeps me too busy to attend. Hoping to make it to something sometime soon.
    Ellen Violet
    Sugar Grove

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