Fall Sewing Retreat - October 14-16, 2022
All day sewing, sergers provided for an optional leggings class, pajama fashion show, yoga session, food, door prizes and more. Join the fun at this special event in Valley Junction. Open to non-members.
More about the sewing retreat
Learn to Sew Your Own Leggings class details
Download, Print & Mail Registration
We're going to the Quilt Show
Central Iowa Chapter is promoting sewing at the Des Moines Area Quilters Guild Show, Sept 22-24.
Learn to Fit Pants
Central Iowa Chapter member Rosanne is leading a series of pants making classes. Participants will make a muslin, which can be used to sew trousers, jeans, leggings, joggers or shorts that fit.
Goal: Learn to fit pants for yourself and others.
Participants: Members only. Three to five participants per class.
Cost: Nominal fee to support the Chapter.
Location: Rosanne's house. Open to other locations.
Time: Tentatively three 2- to 3-hour sessions.
Interested: Join the class or get more information.
At the next Chapter meeting look for an "I can help!" button on the name tags of members who are willing to answer questions about techniques, patterns, fabric, alterations and more. Bring a project that's stumping you and hail a member with a sticker.
Get the Fit
All those 18" American Girl type dolls are slightly different sizes. Sew doll clothes with Central Iowa's measurement chart to get the fit. Thanks to DeAnn for compiling the chart.
18" Doll Measurements
Dolls for Afghan Refugees
Interested in using your sewing skills to help the recent Afghan refugees who are relocating in our communities?
Patterns, fabric, sewing and doll tips here.
Meeting Dues Increase
Chapter meeting dues have been increased from $2 to $3. For each of us individually, the extra $1per month is minor, but it makes a real difference in our budget.
Name Change for Groups
Central Iowa Neighborhood Groups are now referred to as Special Interest Groups.
Find out more about Special Interest groups.