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Sunday, June 28th Meeting!

Hi everyone!

This Sunday’s meeting is going to be a free for all hand work meeting! Hooray for mending and stitchery! Bring yourself, a project, some food to share. I don’t know about you but I have a mountain of mending to do. We will have at least one machine on hand – the Brother now in residence at the space – for seam work or anything else we dream up. Instruction sets on hand for making projects of your choice. Fabric, buttons, and zippers for using up and taking home.

Date: Sunday, June 28, 2009

Time: 12:00pm – 4:00pm

Location:
Ames Progressive
118 Hayward Avenue, Suite #3
Ames, IA

Directions: 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)

For more info email me at: kristinmroach [at] gmail [dot] com

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!

Instructions on hand:
sew a button
make a mend
thread a needle
turn and roll hem
Penny Pinching Coin Purse
East German Shopping Bag
Table Cloth Circle Skirt
Rolled Hem Napkin

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May Meeting :: TOMORROW!

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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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First Meeting Round Up!

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There was some great discussion and eats to be had. We enjoyed the brunchluck and started in on demos. We covered a lot of ground and thanks to Kate bringing in her dress pattern to work on, we went over the parts of a pattern and how to make darts.

We had some great instructions drawn up by Frau Fiber to get us started threading our needles and getting our buttons sewn back on.

We covered mending techniques: Mending holes with patches

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Busted seams:

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holes in sweater fabric:

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Button sewing:

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And how to sew up stretched out button holes (I know I’m happy to have my favorite sweater back in working order!)

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This first meeting was such a great success. We brain stormed for future meetings and had a great time in general.

Next time we are going to take some of our favorite beat up shirts, take them apart the rest of the way, and draft up a pattern for them so we can make more + some great tote patterns provided by Frau Fiber!

I’ll post again soon about the upcoming meeting with more details! See you then!

Kristin

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