St. Peters, MO
Sew Amused Stitchers
The Sew Amused Stitchers Neighborhood Group is a vibrant group of sewists. We have a wide range of sewing interests from garment, home decor, quilting, children's, embroidery to needlework. We participate, each month, in sewing for charity. Our Community Service efforts include cancer scarves and caps for chemo patients, items for pregnancy and infant loss, duffel bags for children entering foster care, and tote bags for local food pantries. Sewists of all ages and abilities are welcome. Bring your ideas and interests, and join us as we encourage and inspire one another.
June: annual picnic
July: Bogg Coat with Vicki
August: Sewing Machine pad and organizer with Carrie
At our November meeting, Jodell showed us how to make a Christmas ornament and we had a great time sewing them at the meeting. It's a great project to do without a sewing machine.
Our April meeting was kitchen inspired. Karen demonstrated how to make a bowl cozy and Mary Anne Delker showed how to make a baked potato baker and appliqued potholder.
Hearts and Tips
Our February program was Valentine’s Day-inspired. Carol showed us a pillowcase that she made with entwined hearts on it and provided us with a template and directions. She also discussed various tips and hints from Nancy Zieman’s books, 10-20–30 Minutes to Sew and 501 Sewing Hints for pockets, sleeves, zippers and elastic casings and different tapes that are available. All of the hints Carol discussed are to help make our sewing better.
Cancer Care Sewing
In July, we made a program change when we found out that SSM Health was out of cancer caps for their Cancer Resource Center. Three members got together prior to the meeting to cut out 23 cancer scarves, fuse the interfacing to them, and sere the edges, and cut out 7 turbans. At the July meeting we sewed all of the scarves and turbans.
Cancer Cap Sewing
Our March meeting was another community service sewing session where we made 22 cancer turbans for SSM Health, St Joseph’s Hospital in St Charles. Our group provides cancer caps to SSM on a regular basis through out the year.
Jelly Roll Rugs
In January, member Jodell taught us how to make jelly roll rugs. This is a great way to "taste" fun fabrics and make something useful for your home.