Chapter Meeting - December 9
Annual Style Show
Garments, quilts, accessories, home decor, knitting, crocheting, needlework and all things created with fiber and thread will be showcased at this special year-end Chapter meeting. Treats provided by the Chapter Advisory Board (CAB). Guests are welcome to this free meeting in Huxley. Bring family and friends who enjoy handmade items and the stories behind the creative process.
Fine Shirtmaking Techniques
Members presented techniques to add polish to button-down shirts at the November Chapter meeting. We learned how to create great collars, sew sharp sleeve and button plackets, and use the burrito method to construct a yoke.
Continuous Shirt Front Plackets
Sewing Shirt Yokes: The Burrito Method
Backwards Shirt Collar
September 2023 Chapter Challenge
Members shopped second-hand stores, the free table and their stash for fabric. They cut, sewed mended, recycled and refashioned for several months to create fabulous sustainable garments and more.
View the Sustainable Sewing Slide Show
At the September Chapter meeting guild members shared tips to mend garments. Handouts with tips and techniques to sew on a button, repair a zipper, hem jeans, and explore visible mending are here:
Visible Mending - Sashiko Style
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.
Tracy (with a little help from her mom Deb) taught beginning and experienced sewers how to elevate their bags from homemade to handmade.
Check out the Wallet Workshop activities