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What’s happening at AUSSEW?


Our Social Sewing Groups around Australia are the heart of the Guild. Each group meets on a regular basis and this is where friendships develop and thrive. In addition to these meetings, other special events are a highlight of our annual calendar – retreats, workshops, on-line sew-alongs, conventions, fabric shopping tours and more.

You don’t have to be a member to attend a special event, but you will not be eligible for the discounted fees given to members.  We hope you enjoy yourself enough to join AUSSEW.

Follow the links below and click away to read more or register.

Upcoming events

    • 2 Jul 2020
    • (UTC+10:00)
    • 31 Oct 2020
    • (UTC+10:00)
    • Online
    Register

    ASG joins with Specialty Pleaters once again, to bring you this AUSSEW-Along.

    Last time it was a circular skirt; this time it's a simpler version - a straight piece of fabric pleated into a yoke.

    ASG Members - Free

    Non-members - $25.00


    A supply list will be emailed to you on Monday, 6th July.   Instructions will be sent to you at regular intervals over the following 8 weeks.


    UPDATE:  Due to the Covid-19 lockdown in Victoria, Specialty Pleaters has been forced to temporarily close shop.  Rado Pleating in Sydney has stepped into the breach.

    While you wait for your fabric to be returned to you, check out the video on our NEWS page which shows the pleating process.






    • 1 Oct 2020
    • (UTC+10:00)
    • 31 Oct 2020
    • (UTC+10:00)
    • Online
    Register

    Capture the glamour of 1930s Hollywood with these Harlow Pyjamas.  This is a FREE pattern from Gertie’s Charm Patterns.  AND…to help you sew, watch this instructional video.

    This pattern is suitable for beginners.  If you have advanced beyond beginner sewing, Gertie offers an optional dramatic sleeve variation.

    Full details here


    • 25 Oct 2020
    • 3:00 PM (UTC+08:00)
    • 28 Oct 2020
    • 12:30 PM (UTC+08:00)
    • St John of God Retreat, Shoalwater Bay

    Enjoy two days of top class sewing with Kay Platts as your guide.  Make whatever you like over these two days with lots of advice on hand for you to take advantage of.

    FULLY BOOKED

    Accommodation:

    Accommodation is single rooms with en-suite facilities and all meals are included. 

    Cost:

    $500 for ASG Members

    $550 for non-members

    Non-members may express their interest, but preference will be given to members of the ASG first.

    How to register:

    Download the information brochure and complete the registration form on the second page.  Follow instructions for submitting registration and payment.

    Information brochure

    • 1 Nov 2020
    • (UTC+10:00)
    • 30 Nov 2020
    • (UTC+10:00)
    • Online
    Register

    Shirts are a staple of any wardrobe.  Feminine, masculine, casual, tailored, long sleeves, short sleeves—so many possibilities.  We are looking for a collar and a button front; you choose the style and design features.

    Suggestion:  The Finch Button Up shirt from Common Stitch.  It’s a man’s shirt but can easily be adapted  to a feminine version.

    Full details here


    • 7 Nov 2020
    • 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM (UTC+10:00)
    • Online
    • 13
    Register

    An online, interactive workshop using ZOOM video-conferencing.

    Attaching a collar stand (also known as a neckband) can be a bit difficult, often resulting in a lump of fabric at the front where the stand meets the shirt.  In this workshop you will learn how to draft a collar stand that eliminates the seam at centre front.

    Registration opens 23 October 2020

    CLASS SIZE         

    Each session will be limited to 20 people

    Minimum of 5 registrations required

    TIME

    Workshop begins at 3:00 PM QLD time (EST)

    TUTOR

    Louise Sparrow

    COST

    ASG members - $3.50;  Non-members -  $6.50

    Online credit card payments only

    WHAT WILL YOU NEED?

    Most importantly, you need to be able to join a ZOOM meeting.  Here is a user guide that will explain what you need to know.  Some parts of this document may not be relevant to you i.e. meeting participants DO NOT need to create a ZOOM account, nor do they need to know how to schedule a meeting. 

    You need to have your computer or smart device near your working surface.  You will not need a sewing machine or iron for this workshop

    When you register you will also receive a document with instructions for pre-workshop preparation and a Zoom meeting link.  Two days before the workshop you will receive a reminder email.


    • 12 Nov 2020
    • 7:30 PM - 8:30 PM (UTC+10:00)
    • Online
    • 13
    Register

    An online, interactive workshop using ZOOM video-conferencing.

    Attaching a collar stand (also known as a neckband) can be a bit difficult, often resulting in a lump of fabric at the front where the stand meets the shirt.  In this workshop you will learn how to draft a collar stand that eliminates the seam at centre front.

    Registration opens 23 October 2020

    CLASS SIZE         

    Each session will be limited to 20 people

    Minimum of 5 registrations required

    TIME

    Workshop begins at 7:30 PM QLD time (EST)

    TUTOR

    Louise Sparrow

    COST

    ASG members - $3.50;  Non-members -  $6.50

    Online credit card payments only

    WHAT WILL YOU NEED?

    Most importantly, you need to be able to join a ZOOM meeting.  Here is a user guide that will explain what you need to know.  Some parts of this document may not be relevant to you i.e. meeting participants DO NOT need to create a ZOOM account, nor do they need to know how to schedule a meeting. 

    You need to have your computer or smart device near your working surface.  You will not need a sewing machine or iron for this workshop

    When you register you will also receive a document with instructions for pre-workshop preparation and a Zoom meeting link.  Two days before the workshop you will receive a reminder email.


    • 13 Nov 2020
    • (UTC+10:00)
    • 15 Nov 2020
    • (UTC+10:00)
    • Bribie Island, Queensland

    Join in a weekend of sewing and relaxing in the company of friends old and new with the same interests.   It’s a great opportunity to refine your sewing skills, try something new, fine-tune pattern fitting, finish off projects or grab a bargain from the trading table.  Bribie Island is connected to the mainland by bridge, only 75 minutes from Brisbane and the venue is just inland from the beach within walking distance to shops and cafés.

    Members:  $159    Non-Members:  $190  

    Book early as numbers are limited.

    Bookings open 2 October 2020 and close 4 November 2020

    Full details...

    Registration form
    • 14 Nov 2020
    • 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM (UTC+11:00)
    • Online
    • 30
    Register

    This is a 1.5 hour online class using ZOOM.

    10:00 AM Melbourne (AEDT)

    Use Time Zone Converter to calculate your local time

    The strap seam (also known as the slot seam) is a hallmark of couture construction. Its only function is decorative, but it can add interest to an otherwise plain garment.  In this class Kenneth will show you how to construct straight strap seams and curved strap seams for both unlined and lined garments.

    ASG members - $25

    Non-members - $35

    Materials required:

    • 1 metre wool fabric
    • 0.5 metre contrasting fabric (e.g. silk dupioni)
    • thread - regular & buttonhole thread
    • chalk marker
    • sewing machine and basic sewing supplies
    • iron


    • 19 Nov 2020
    • 7:30 PM - 8:30 PM (UTC+10:00)
    • Online
    • 14
    Register

    An online, interactive workshop using ZOOM video-conferencing.

    Tailored jackets and skirts often include a vent in the back seam, for wearing ease.  In this workshop you will learn how to create this vent and professionally finish the lining.

    Registration opens 23 October 2020

    CLASS SIZE         

    Each session will be limited to 20 people

    Minimum of 5 registrations required

    TIME

    Workshop begins at 7:30 PM QLD time (EST)

    TUTOR

    Louise Sparrow

    COST

    ASG members - $5.00;  Non-members -  $10.00

    Online credit card payments only

    WHAT WILL YOU NEED?

    Most importantly, you need to be able to join a ZOOM meeting.  Here is a user guide that will explain what you need to know.  Some parts of this document may not be relevant to you i.e. meeting participants DO NOT need to create a ZOOM account, nor do they need to know how to schedule a meeting. 

    You need to have your computer or smart device near your sewing machine, iron and ironing surface.

    When you register you will also receive a document with instructions for pre-workshop preparation and a Zoom meeting link.  Two days before the workshop you will receive a reminder email.


    • 25 Nov 2020
    • 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM (UTC+10:00)
    • Online
    • 17
    Register

    An online, interactive workshop using ZOOM video-conferencing.

    Tailored jackets and skirts often include a vent in the back seam, for wearing ease.  In this workshop you will learn how to create this vent and professionally finish the lining.

    Registration opens 23 October 2020

    CLASS SIZE         

    Each session will be limited to 20 people

    Minimum of 5 registrations required

    TIME

    Workshop begins at 3:00 PM QLD time (EST)

    TUTOR

    Louise Sparrow

    COST

    ASG members - $5.00;  Non-members -  $10.00

    Online credit card payments only

    WHAT WILL YOU NEED?

    Most importantly, you need to be able to join a ZOOM meeting.  Here is a user guide that will explain what you need to know.  Some parts of this document may not be relevant to you i.e. meeting participants DO NOT need to create a ZOOM account, nor do they need to know how to schedule a meeting. 

    You need to have your computer or smart device near your sewing machine, iron and ironing surface.

    When you register you will also receive a document with instructions for pre-workshop preparation and a Zoom meeting link.  Two days before the workshop you will receive a reminder email.


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