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.
Because of Easter we will not be having a meeting on the Second Sunday of the month, but we will have it on the 4th Sunday of the month.
Sunday April 26, 12-4 PM,
118 Hayward Ave, Suite #3, Ames Iowa
Brunchluck noon – 1pm; demo at 1ish
This month’s Instructions – East German Shopping Bag –is the perfect
scale for recession shopping!
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.
Participants are asked to bring garments to mend, alter and remake and
sewing problems, which need solutions, materials to share and if you
have it a sewing machine.
Instructions on hand:
sew a button
make a mend
thread a needle
turn and roll hem
Penny Pinching Coin Purse
Join the Sewing Rebellion, an economic tactic for change of the
SUNDAY, MARCH 8th, 2009 – The next meeting of the Central Iowa Sewing Rebellion in Ames – Bring yourself, a friend, fabric scraps, zippers to sew, things to mend, food to share.
We will be learning how to recycle zippers from old clothing and how to sew them into your project! A simple zippered clutch will be demoed. Bring zippers to recycle, sew, and swap. Fabric will be provided to make your own zippered clutches. If you have a sewing machine, this would be a great meeting to get acquainted with it and the zipper foot.
Brunchluck (breakfast/lunch potluck) to start at noon, demos at 1ish, and sewing freesytle for all until 4 pm. Drop in when you can, leave when you need to. All are welcome!
The February meeting was a great sucess and much sharing of skills and ideas was achieved. So much so that we decided to start meeting twice a month! From now on the Sewing Rebellion will be every 2nd and 4th Sunday of each month. So in March the 8th and the 22nd. More updates forthcoming so check back later this week!
++ Kristin Roach ++
SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 8th, 2009 – The next meeting of the Central Iowa Sewing Rebellion in Ames – Bring yourself, a friend, fabric scraps, things to mend, food to share.
We will be learning how to make a pattern from a reusable grocery bag so we can make as many as we want from fabrics we have on hand! The same methods can be used to deconstruct and reconstruct shirts, skirts, bags and anything else made out of fabric!
Brunchluck (breakfast/lunch potluck) to start at noon, demos at 1ish, and sewing free for all until 4. Drop in when you can, leave when you need to. All are welcome!
Check the “Upcoming” page when you want to learn what the next meeting will be focusing on and when it will be taking place.
Our first Central Iowa Sewing Rebellion will be Sunday, January 11th from noon to 4pm.
We need your help to spread the word!
Fliers are now available on the download page so you can download, print, and pass on the news!
STOP SHOPPING, START SEWING!