SEWING NEWS THE TEWANTIN NEIGHBOURHOOD GROUP of the Australian Sewing Guild Inc meet on Saturday 26th February 2011 commencing at 9.00 am until 3.00 pm at the Masonic Hall, cnr of Moorindil and Toolar Streets, Tewantin.
Louise Sparrow will conduct this month's workshop. The format for this workshop is as follows Hands-on
Learn to insert an invisible zipper and finish the facing at the top of the zipper
Learn to insert a conventional zipper with a single overlap; create a professional facing finish
Learn to insert a fly front Learn how to reduce bulk in waistbands by mitering the corners
Participants to bring the following: Please cut fabric pieces to the following dimensions. Use a firm woven fabric such as calico or similar.Invisible zipper2 pieces 6 x 14 -- garment2 pieces 6 x 2 -- facingsInvisible zipper -- 10"Single overlap zipper2 pieces 6 x 14 -- garment2 pieces 6 x 2 -- facingsZipper -- 10Fly front & mitered waistband2 pieces 8 x 11 for "pants" front2 pieces 3 x 10 -- waistbandZipper -- 8" Tape measure and pinsThreadFabric marking penCutting shears or rotary cutterSuggestion -- Use small plastic bags to keep fabric pieces and zippers together for each separate exercise.
The Tewantin Group meets on the last Saturday every month and has a regular program with a different topic each month. Plus an ongoing project of sewing items for charities and clothes for premature babies.
The Australian Sewing Guild was formed with the aim of ensuring that the art of sewing does not die. Its focus is mainly sewing by machine. It's stated objectives are:
* To share and further the growth of the art of sewing.
* To bring sewers together and encourage the establishment of sewing groups,
* To encourage and maintain a high standard of craftsmanship.
There is a fee to join the Australian National Sewing Guild, it is a not for profit national organization. The groups are made up of enthusiastic people, with varying skills from the novice to the specialist; neighbourhood groups meet regularly throughout the country. The Tewantin Group have a small library where members can borrow patterns, books etc. Members of the Guild can attend any neighbourhood group, some very keen members even make a point of attending neighbourhood group meetings when they are in the vicinity and on holidays! A list of all the neighbourhood groups in Australia and their meeting date and time is published in the national newsletter.
More details about the Australian Sewing Guild are available on the Guild's website at www.aussew.org.au Please bring your Sewing Machine and lunch, morning tea is provided. If you wish to visit or would like to become a member, for more details please contact Barbara (07) 5474 2454. PHOTOGRAPH OF A PREVIOUS WORKSHOP 2010
Masonic Hall, cnr Moorindil & Toolar Sts, Tewantin Qld 4565
26 February 2011
Masonic Hall, Tewantin
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