Thursday, 16 January 2020

March Sew-In

We have a sew-in coming up on Saturday March 14th from 10am-4pm!!

The fee for the sew-in is $15 for OGG Members, or $20 for the general public, with a pizza lunch included! The sew-ins will take place in our usual meeting space at St. Mark's Anglican Church (1606 Fisher Ave) in Bishop Reed Hall.

Space is limited to 15 people, and we need at least 8 signed up to make each sew-in a go! To secure your spot, please pay through our Square Store, here. If you don't have or use a credit card, please send us a message and we can work with you to find an alternate arrangement.

Wednesday, 13 November 2019

2019 Sew-Ins

Join us for our two remaining sew-ins for 2019. For November we're trying out a weekday, Tuesday the 19th. The hours will be a bit shorter, from 10am-2pm, and the price is a little less at $10 for OGG members and $15 for non-members. We'll provide the coffee but please bring your own lunch/snacks. 

Knockout a bunch of holiday gift making at our December 7th Sew-in. This one is our standard Saturday format, from 10am-4pm, you bring the sewing, we'll bring the pizza! The cost is $15 for OGG members and $20 for non-members. If you have and dietary restrictions please let us know in advance so we can do our best to accommodate. 

Both events will be held at our standard meeting place, the hall of St Mark's Anglican Church, 1606 Fisher Avenue. Space is limited to 15 people, and we need at least 8 signed up to make them a go so don't delay in signing up at our web store. 

November 19: REGISTER

Thursday, 17 October 2019

Updates for our 2019-2020 Season

New Meeting Schedule:

For our 2019-2020 season, we wanted to give a slightly different meeting format a try.  We received some feedback that more people would like a quick break in the middle of the meeting to grab some snacks and chat with fellow sewists!  We also know that some people might like to head home a bit early after catching our guest speaker.  We're going to give this a try and see how it goes for our first few meetings and then decide if we'll stick with it for the rest of the season:
  • Opening remarks & housekeeping
  • Guest Speaker and Q&A 
  • Short break & snacks
  • Member spotlight (new! stay tuned for more details!)
  • Sewing SOS
  • Sew & Tell
  • Snacks & Socializing

Name Tags:

A lot of members have told us that they would like a better way to get to know fellow members' names!  Following the lead of our friends at OMQG, we're suggesting that each member gather up some scraps and sew themselves a name tag!  We think it's a great way to use up some scraps and show off your creativity!  You could also make your own lanyard, or use magnets to attach your name tag to your outfit. 

Members-Only Facebook Group:

We've recognized that our current Facebook Page isn't the best spot for online interaction between members, so we'll be starting up a private Facebook Group for OGG Members only!  We're still ironing out the details, but we'll be sure to let you know when it's up & running.

Snack Committee:

We're looking for a handful of members to help out with making sure we have refreshments for each of our meetings.  You'll be given a small budget to work with each month, and the types of treats you bring are up to you!  Please send us an email if you'd be interested in being on the Snack Committee.

Meeting Dates:

Meetings will continue to be held on the second Thursday of each month (**one exception this year) at St. Mark's Anglican Church (1606 Fisher Avenue), starting at 7:30pm.  Dates as follows:
  • September 12th
  • October 10th
  • November 14th
  • December 12th
  • January 9th
  • February 13th
  • March 12th
  • April 16th (**moved one week due to a conflict)
  • May 14th
  • June 11th

Thursday, 23 May 2019

June Sew-in

The Ottawa Garment Guild is hosting a sew-in on Saturday June 8th from 10am-4pm, in our usual meeting spot (St. Mark’s Anglican Church, 1606 Fisher Ave). 

Are you attending the OGG High Tea and need some time to work on your tea party outfit?  Have some other summer sewing projects you want to work on?  Come spend a day with fellow sewists and get those projects done!

Cost is $15 for OGG members, and $20 for non-members, with a pizza lunch included!  If you have allergies or dietary restrictions, please let us know so we can do our best to accommodate you.

Space is limited to 15 people, and we need at least 8 signed up to make this a go. The last day to sign up is Saturday, June 1st.  To secure your spot, please pay through our Square Store (

Sign-up deadline: June 1st, 2019.

Monday, 20 May 2019

June Pattern of the Month

Since our High Tea event is coming up in June, and many of us have weddings and other fancy summertime events coming up, lets sew some Garden Party Attire!!  While there are all sorts of options for fun things to wear to tea or a garden party, we've focused in on one of the most popular - cotton fit & flare dresses!  There are also some accessories and more menswear-inspired options below, too!
This by no means is an exhaustive list of all the "tea party attire" patterns out there... if you have another one in mind, we want to see it! 
If you're on Instagram, don't forget to tag your Pattern of the Month make with #OGGPOM