Coming up for ASG Columbus
Mary Alice will teach the technique for the ‘Express Collar’. This technique comes from Nancy Zieman but also used by Louise Cutting and probably others. I will be demonstrating how to draw a new collar pattern from your basic collar eliminating the bulk of the seam on the front edges.You will need to bring scissors, pen/pencils, a small ruler, pins and your own collar pattern if you like. However, there will be plenty of collar pattern copies for everyone and paper to use in redrawing the pattern piece. There will be handouts and copies of each step in the process. Also there will be a fabric collar using the finished new pattern. MaryAlice has used this technique several times for both blouses and light jackets. We hope you will join us for the fun of a new/old technique!!
March 11, 2-4p: Rip ‘n Fun jacket
Ann will teach us how to create the Rip ‘n Fun jacket – a project she learned at 2017 Sewing Smorgasbord.
Pictures: It is always fun to have updated pictures of things our members have been making. Send pictures of your projects, sewing room or from meetings to firstname.lastname@example.org and they will be posted to the member gallery.
Note: There is a member only page set up on the web site. There currently is no content available on that page. Once there is content available on that page (ie Newsletters or class notes), be assured that an email will be sent out with the password to all our Columbus membership.
Fabric or Crafting Donations: Do you have craft items to donate and you are not sure who might accept them? We learned about the Goodwill Art Studio and Gallery that might be interested in accepting donations please contact them directly. Their web site is http://www.goodwillcolumbus.org/programs-and-services/art-studio-and-gallery/
Local Charity Projects: We have several charity projects that we work on as a chapter.
Items for Touching Little Lives: Columbus chapter member, Joyce, is our contact for this project. We have made several items to donate at past meetings. If you would like to contribute fabrics or make items for this worthwhile cause, contact us and we can get you instructions on making the items. Additionally, you can go the Touching Little Lives web site for more information.
Walker bags: While we have made these in the past we have lost touch with our previous contact. If you would like to continue to make these bags, which are well liked, we have several other locations where we can donate them. This is an easy project to make and so we think it is a great way to help out in our local community. The instructions (with pictures) can be found by clicking Walker Bag Pattern. You can make some adjustments to the pattern but keep the width the same and keep the velcro, that attaches the bag to the walker, as described in the instructions. Optional adjustments we discussed are adding pleats and/or elastic to the pockets.