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 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.

18 Responses to Calendar of Events

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  2. Cennetta says:

    Lorel – Please keep me posted on the ASG meeting. I would like to attend.


  3. Debbie Montgomery says:

    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

    • Tina Wong says:

      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!

  4. Lillian Lawrence says:

    I am interested in becoming a member and attending the meetings. Please email me the information

  5. Susan C says:

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

  6. 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

    • Wendy says:

      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.

  7. Nancy Roemer says:

    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!

    • Wendy says:

      We’ll be so happy to welcome you to our group!

      • Nancy Roemer says:

        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!

  8. L Thomas says:

    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.

  9. Wendy says:

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

  10. Amy Steanik says:

    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

  11. Beth says:

    I am also interested in the group and would like more information.
    Thank you,
    Beth Hines

  12. Wendy says:

    Amy and Beth, I’m so glad you are interested in Sew Chicago. We look forward to meeting both of you.

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