Monthly Archives: May 2009

May Meeting :: TOMORROW!


This month’s Instructions – Table Cloth Circle Skirt – perfect for summer picnics! (demo will be provided in June)

BRING: Participants are asked to bring garments to mend, alter and remake and sewing problems, which need solutions, materials and food to share and if you have it a sewing machine and a place setting (for the brunchluck – mugs and coffee provided).

WHEN: MAY 17th, 2009; Noon to 4pm; brunchluck noon

WHERE: The Ames Progressive
– located at 118 Hayward Avenue, Suite #3 in Ames, in the same building as The Ark Pet Shop, Domino’s Pizza, Nite Owl Printing and Scallion Korean Restaurant (just go around back, or take the side entrance and follow the hallway)

Participants of the Sewing Rebellion are invited to emancipate themselves from the global garment industry by learning how to alter, mend and make their own garments and accessories! Instigated by Frau Fiber, textile worker and activist. Frau Fiber and / or regional chapter organizers distribute their knowledge of the garment industry, pattern making and sewing, encouraging the reuse, renovation and recycling of existing garments and textiles in the creation of unique items tailored to individual tastes and body shapes.

Instructions on hand:
sew a button
make a mend
thread a needle
turn and roll hem
Penny Pinching Coin Purse
East German Shopping Bag

Join the Sewing Rebellion, an economic tactic for change of the apparel industry.

Sewing Rebellion patch

See you there!
Kristin Roach
“Stop Shopping, Start Sewing!”


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SR Postponed :: Sew with your Mother Day!

Because of Mother’s Day and graduation parties going on here in Ames, IA we have decided to postpone the Sewing Rebellion to Next weekend – May 17th. There will be no meeting on the 4th Sunday of May because of out of town trips and general rabble rousing outside.

So next week – the 3rd sunday of the month – come and sew and share your ideas with us! I’ll post again on Monday with more details!

Happy Mother’s Day and Happy Graduation!

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Collared Shirt to Cute Summer Shirt on Jezze

shirt On Jezze blog there is a great tutorial on how to convert a collared shirt into a really cute summer shirt [via]

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Sewing Link UP

While cruising around the internet I saw some great posts on projects you may be interested in checking out:

Over on Craftzine there is a No-sew duct tape apron, the Fashion Incubator shows us all how to find the grainline on a sleeve, and Sew Mama Sew has a super cute free summer shirt pattern to download.

Also thank you to everyone who came to the meeting on the 26th! I’ll post again soon about the next meeting’s details – Sunday, May 10th is the date of the next meeting just to give you a heads up.


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