Saturday 5 November 2022

October 2022 Meeting Summary


October 2022 Meeting Summary

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.
  • Opening Remarks
  • Reminder to share any updates or additions to the websites local resources page
  • Blazer/Jacket Sewing Support Group!
    • Tuesdays from October 25th to November 22 (members check your e-mails!)
    • Join us for the December meeting to see the final projects
  • Upcoming sew-ins
    • Resumed in October
    • Check your e-mail!
    • IN person sew in planned for November, details to come by e-mail
  • Stephanie Hylarides from While Babies Sleep spoke to us all about sewing the quilts
    • Tips on how to sew with them and how to pick the best kind of quilt for the garment you want to sew, like just using quilt tops for dresses, but whole quilts can be used for outerwear.
    • Why she chose to recycle quilts and bring them new life instead of letting them fill a landfill or sit hidden away.
  • Sewing SOS

    • Tips on where to shop in NYC and looking for help to take over a sewing student.
  • Sew and Tell! and Pattern of the Month (#oggpom): 
    • Thank you all for sharing your "Sew your birth decade" makes!
    • Don't forget to use #oggpom for your OGGPOMs and #oggsewandtell on Instagram for other projects you would like to show off!
You can find October's slides (and all of our past meetingshere!

Pattern of the Month for October:

October's OGGPOM is to sew with unconventional materials Sew up something from a material you wouldn't normally make garments from like a quilt, bedsheet or tablecloth!

Remember 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 to post your makes in our Facebook group, or on Instagram using #OGGPOM so we can see what you're up to!