Chapter Meeting - March 16 - Huxley
Seam Finishes School House
- Hong Kong
- Stretch Hong Kong
- Flat felled
- Bound armhole
Members share tips and techniques for seam finishes.
Fabric Sale/Sewing Lounge Combo Day
February 24, 9:00 am to 8:00 pm
855 West Bridge Road, Polk City, IA 50226
Sell and shop in the morning. Then hang out and work on your sewing projects, get help from fellow members, sew community service projects, or just snack and chat. Bring a bit of fleece and fiber fill stuffing. Rita will be sharing her tips and tricks for making adorable stuffed critters.
Fabric sale tags
- Sew a garment using a pattern and/or fabric from before 2000.
- Wear or display items you made before 2000.
- Refashion articles of vintage clothing.
- Create modern garments with vintage-inspired flair.
- Sew doll clothes using vintage designs.
Up to three outfits can be shown at our anniversary celebration on September 21st, but you can enter the prize drawing for each item made. Don't forget to save one ensemble for the December Style Show!
Pincushions - February 2024
Miss a meeting or just want to see the pincushions again?
View the Pincushion Zoom recording
Style Show, December 2023
View the Style Show
About Central Iowa Chapter, ASG
New to the Guild? Longtime member with ideas for Chapter activities? Meet the board members and review the Chapter benefits and activities.
Meet the 2024 elected board members
Overview of the sewing guild
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
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.