Chinese Silk Embroidery
Chapter Meeting, March 18, 2023
Published author, historian, and embroidery enthusiast Elizabeth Molnar LaFleur will present a historical overview of Chinese Silk Embroidery. There will be many photos and examples of embroidery to view.
Share your makes
Spring Fashion Shows
Iowa State and DMACC student sewists and designers show their cutting edge fashions on the runway. Attend these gala events with fellow Chapter members.
ISU and DMACC Special Events
Pamela Ziegenhagen upcycling Zoom recording, 2023 Chapter Challenge and resources.
Sewing Room Tours
Central Iowa sewing rooms are open! Take a look! Discover clever organization tips and systems. Find out how to set-up comfortable cutting, sewing and pressing stations. Learn about the process of creating a sewing room. Glimpse at a few special sewing keepsakes.
Take a Sewing Room Tour
No fancy stitches, just basic sewing at the Central Iowa Chapter Mending Clinic. Community members came in with ripped, worn, and ill-fitting clothing. Guild members busily fixed ripped seams, sewed on buttons, glued leather coats, patched knees, replaced zippers, shortened pants, and more. Tricky repairs presented some sewing challenges. Together, guild members found solutions and taught each other new skills. Mending kits were given out, and basic sewing skills were taught to anyone interested. A great community service project, revitalizing clothing and mending skills.
On the Runway
The December meeting showcased Central Iowa Chapter members makes on the runway. Enjoy the Show.
View the Slideshow
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.
Sewing Retreat October, 2022
Three days and nights, of sewing, food, fun and fashion! Denise lead an optional class on sewing leggings.
View retreat photos
The Tabula Rasa Jacket Challenge garments and State Fair entries were featured at the September Chapter meeting.
Check out the January makes!
Get to Know the Elected CAB Members
Do you have ideas, questions or suggestions for Chapter programs and activities? Would you like to get to know fellow members? Meet Denise, Tracy and Rosanne.
Get to know elected CAB members
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.