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Happy Holidays with Sew Chicago

Sew Chicago celebrated the holidays once again this year with a lovely brunch, gift exchange and Sew & Tell. Lee reminded me that the snowy morning was reminiscent of our very first field trip as a group when we visited the Chicago History Museum in February 2009. 38 more words

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Unlocking the Secrets of Pattern Magic

Liz H. was intrigued by Tomoko Nakamichi’s book, Pattern Magic, which inspired a cult following here in the US long before the English translation was published. 171 more words

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Decorative Stitches, Ribbons, Trims and Beautiful Buttons

Soutache was the site of another fun and informative Sew Chicago meeting recently. Carolyn provided samples and sound advice for adding decorative stitches to everything from a sewing project that cries out to go a step beyond basic to thrift store finds. 181 more words

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Couture Wonderland

  

Imagine a place filled with the work of a brilliant couture designer. Now imagine that this is not a museum. The designer has invited you and your friends to not only look, but to touch, sketch, take pictures and examine her creations inside and out. 117 more words

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Celebrating with Sew Chicago

Sew Chicago celebrated another fantastic year of inspiring one another, learning together and sharing our passion for sewing at our annual holiday brunch on December 11, 2011. 72 more words

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Organized Sewing Spaces

With so many demands on our time, the last thing anyone wants to do is waste precious sewing time searching for that notion, tool or fabric that is needed for a project. 249 more words

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Fit Quest

Fit: the tiny word that causes untold frustration. It’s the Holy Grail of garment sewers. It’s probably the number one reason home sewers give up garment sewing. 534 more words

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