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 8, 2016: Explore Buttonholes
Lets take some time to satisfy our curiosity about buttonholes. In this meeting we will take some time to explore all different types of buttonholes, what they are for and alternatives types of buttonholes. A thorough review of buttonhole construction will be included.
February 12, 2016: Choosing and Sewing with Lace
Have you ever wanted to make a beautiful lace garment but just not sure were to start? Then this meeting is for you. We will look at a variety of types of lace, how to choose between different types of lace and review sewing techniques to use with lace.
March 11, 2016: Compelling Cuffs
Lets take our button down shirts to the next level with an evening learning all about different types of cuffs. We will see samples of several cuff types, review construction techniques along with types of interfacing to use in cuffs.
April 8, 2016: Impressive Plackets
Lets takes those button downs to an even higher level of class with a variety of impressive placket ideas. Join us for an evening to review different types of plackets, construction techniques along with samples and great discussion.
May and June Programs TBD
July 7-10, 2016: ASG National Conference
Road trip! This year, ASG’s National Conference is in Indianapolis, the birthplace of this great organization that brought us all together. Sew Chicago will be there in force and can’t wait to reconnect with sewing enthusiasts from around the country, take fabulous classes and hear keynote speaker, Professor Linda Przybyszewski, who has been an inspiration to many of us with her book, The Lost Art of Dress.
Save the Date: October 8-9, 2016
Get ready for another fun road trip. This time Sew Chicago is having its first-ever sewing retreat at Fabrications in Richland, Michigan. Stay tuned for details.
*For events that require pre-payment, please email Chief Instigator Wendy.