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Creve Coeur, MO

Fashion, Fabric, and Friends

We are a friendly group of ladies who are mostly garment sewers.  We always have interesting and beautiful "sew and tell."  Our ladies take turns presenting programs on innovative sewing techniques.  When someone has a sewing question or problem, we all try to jump in with ideas and help.  We sometimes go on field trips and many of us meet at Bread Co for a light supper before the meeting.  Twice a year, July and holiday time we make blankets for the Ronald McDonald House.  We welcome new members.

Unless noted, we meet on the 3rd Monday of the month at 6:30 PM at Jackman's Fabrics (1234 N. Lindbergh Blvd.).

In September, Ann walked us through the calculations and assembly steps for making no-stress bias binding.  And she taught us that you can do square roots on your phone's calculator by turning the phone sideways!  It was a spirited and fun evening.

Continuous Binding

In June, Marty presented the Sashiko embroidery technique.  She educated us on both the hand sewing and the machine stitching techniques.  Marty also had a trunk show of beautiful garments she made using hand stitching Sashiko art.

Sashiko

In March, our guest speaker was chapter member Karen Vehlwald.  Each year Karen makes and collects doll clothes to donate, along with dolls, to kids in need.  Karen shared tips on doll clothing design and construction so that we can put our fabric scarps and creativity to use to help local kids.  Read more about donating doll clothes on our Community Service page.

Dolls to donate

In August, Paulette showed us how to make adorable doll shoes using our fabric scraps and basic craft supplies.  Paulette made Crocs, Birkenstocks, lace espadrilles, and wool slippers.  Many of us planned on being up all night thinking about how we could make our own!

Doll Shoes

In April, Carrie  presented a wonderful program on sewing area storage solutions.  She explained how she used shelving to partition an area and act as sewing storage.  She also used beautiful cloth decorated, wire framed boxes in different sizes.  She found clever storage containers in unusual places like the make-up departments, kitchen departments, and sewing stores.  Cleverly she used an old business card booklet to hold her packages of sewing machine needles!

Sewing Room Organization