Wednesday 17 January 2024

January 2024 Meeting Recap

If you weren't able to join us, please read on for a short recap. Members are welcome to request the full minutes by e-mail.

  • Welcome to the January meeting of the 6th Season of the Ottawa Garment Guild

  • Guest Speaker
    • This month we hosted some very special guest presenters, three of our own members for our first virtual meeting of the season, Carmen, Emily and Laura Lee took us on tours of their sewing spaces. We learnt how each sewing room is unique and inspirational. They shared their tips and tricks for storage and organisation of fabric, patterns, supplies and notions. now we are all ready to start the new year to update our own spaces. 

  • Winter Calendar - 
    • Sew-in 
    • Virtual
      • Every third Sunday in the month via Zoom link
      • 7:30pm to 9pm
      • Jan 21st, Feb18th, Mar 17th, Apr 20th
    • In Person
      • Saturday Jan 20th 
      • Location: St. Mark's Anglican Church, 1606 Fisher Avenue, Ottawa ON K2C 1X8
      • Time: 10 to 4pm 
      • Members $15. Non-members $20 (includes Pizza lunch)
      • Please purchase your ticket here 
      • Any dietary requirements please email

  • Spring Planning

    Event Every Third Saturday!

    • Feb 17 - Bundle Dying Workshop w/ Leah purchase your ticket here
    • March 16 - Sew-In
    • April 20 - Photographing your Makes w/ St├ęphanie
    • May 18 - Sew-In
    • June 15 - End of Season Event - TBC

  • Sewing SOS

    • Laura presented her pants that require a post hoc flat seat adjustment, lots of suggestions were presented by members to help Laura gain the fit she desires.
    • Emily showed how her shorts now have perfectly installed rivets, after she applied the suggestion of using an anvil instead of a wooden cutting board. 

  • January #OGGPOM - #scraps
    • See below for more info

  • Sew and Tell! and Pattern of the Month (#oggpom): 
    • Thank you all for sharing your #Structure makes
You can find Januarys's slides (and all of our past meetingshere!

Pattern of the Month for January: #scraps

  • We'd seen on Discord that a few of you had asked for suggestions on how to use up fabric scraps, so this months suggestion is to make something from scraps. 

  • There are lots of options from using scraps to make bags and purses, to quilting scraps together to make new fabric for garments. 

Remember when it comes to show and tell it doesn't have to be something you sewed this month, you are welcome to share any past makes!

You are welcome to sew for yourself, a family member, a friend, or whoever you would like!  Remember the next two months we will be virtual so please post your makes on Discord  using  #virtualOGGPOM or email them to if you want them including in the meeting slides