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 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 EventPattern/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.

23 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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