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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 have 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

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

    Keep warm this winter in this cozy sweater-knit dress.  The pattern is very simple and suitable for beginners; more advanced sewists are welcome to jazz it up.

    The challenge is working with knits and attaching ribbing.

    Everyone is welcome to enter - it's free!  Only ASG members will be eligible for the prize draw.

    Full details here...   Be sure to register so we can keep you updated with all the information you need.

    • 15 May 2020
    • (UTC+10:00)
    • 31 Jul 2020
    • (UTC+10:00)
    • Online
    Register


    ASG Members - Free

    Non-members - $15.00

    Registration opens 15 May 2020 and closes 31 July 2020



    Transform a man's shirt into this delightful camisole.  

    This online workshop is brought to you courtesy of Evelyn Wood, ASG Industry Partner and founder of the Vintage School of Fashion and the Vintage Sewing School.

    Do you have a child stuck at home in isolation?  Introduce them to a sewing machine!  This is the perfect project for someone who is just discovering the joys of sewing.

    Workshop Curriculum

    Submit a picture of your finished garment to be in the draw for a 6-month subscription to Evelyn's Vintage School of Fashion.  Send picture to sewalong@aussew.org.au by 8 August.  Random draw will be held 10 August.  The photo album will be on view until 31 August 2020.

    • 30 May 2020
    • 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM (UTC+10:00)
    • Online
    • 0
    Registration is closed

    An online, interactive workshop using ZOOM video-conferencing.

    Learn how to sew beautiful bound buttonholes - it's easier than you think!

    WHEN

    Initially, there will be two sessions – Wednesday, 27 May and Saturday, 30 May.  Both sessions will start at 10:30 am (QLD time).  The workshop will run for approximately 2 hours.  Depending on demand, additional sessions may be scheduled.

    CLASS SIZE         

    Each session will be limited to 10 people

    TUTOR

    Louise Sparrow

    COST

    Free for ASG members; $10 for non-members. 

    Members will be given first preference but if classes do not fill, we will take registrations from non-members.

    REGISTRATION

    Open for ASG members only until 20 May 2020

    Non-members can register from 21 May 2020

    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 and iron, as this will be a hands-on workshop.

    When you register, you will receive the information you need to join the ZOOM meeting.  You will also receive a document with instructions for pre-workshop preparation.


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

    Take a break from making garments and venture into the wonderful world of stuffed toys.  Any pattern, any toy, anything goes.  The more creative, the better.


    Image:  Racoon and Fox from Piccolino Patterns


     Full details here...


    • 3 Jun 2020
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM (UTC+10:00)
    • Online
    Register

    A presentation using ZOOM video-conferencing.

    Get acquainted with your sewing machine feet and learn how to use them creatively.  


    TUTOR

    Anne Whalley, The Pattern Whisperer

    DURATION

    30-minute presentation, followed by Q&A time
    Virtual classroom opens at 10:00 am (Melbourne time); presentation commences at 10:30 am

    COST

    ASG members - $11;  Non-members -  $20

    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. 

    Sewing machine not required.  This is a presentation-style tutorial.


    • 6 Jun 2020
    • 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM (UTC+10:00)
    • Online
    • 0
    Registration is closed

    An online, interactive workshop using ZOOM video-conferencing.

    Learn how to sew beautiful bound buttonholes - it's easier than you think!

    CLASS SIZE         

    Each session will be limited to 12 people

    TUTOR

    Louise Sparrow

    COST

    Free for ASG members; $10 for non-members. 

    Members will be given first preference but if classes do not fill, we will take registrations from non-members.

    REGISTRATION

    Open for ASG members only until 25 May 2020

    Non-members can register from 26 May 2020

    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 and iron, as this will be a hands-on workshop.

    When you register, you will receive the information you need to join the ZOOM meeting.  You will also receive a document with instructions for pre-workshop preparation.


    • 10 Jun 2020
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM (UTC+10:00)
    • Online
    • 0
    Registration is closed

    An online, interactive workshop using ZOOM video-conferencing.

    Learn how to sew beautiful bound buttonholes - it's easier than you think!

    CLASS SIZE         

    Each session will be limited to 12 people

    TUTOR

    Louise Sparrow

    COST

    Free for ASG members; $10 for non-members. 

    Members will be given first preference but if classes do not fill, we will take registrations from non-members.

    REGISTRATION

    Open for ASG members only until 25 May 2020

    Non-members can register from 26 May 2020

    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 and iron, as this will be a hands-on workshop.

    When you register, you will receive the information you need to join the ZOOM meeting.  You will also receive a document with instructions for pre-workshop preparation.


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

    Get creative with stripes.  Any garment, any style, any colour, any fabric...it's your choice, just as long as you use stripes.

    More details to come closer to July.


    • 25 Jul 2020
    • 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM (UTC+10:00)
    • Online via Zoom
    Register

    Due to current interstate travel restrictions and uncertainty as to when these restrictions will be lifted, the ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING will be held online using Zoom video-conferencing.

    Click here for a Zoom User Guide.  Please note that you do NOT need a Zoom account to attend the meeting.

    Please register to receive a link to the meeting.

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

    Time to dive into your stash of fabric scraps - all those gorgeous bits that are too nice to throw out but too small to make a garment.

    Let your imagination run wild and turn fabric into unique pieces of jewellery.  Make just one piece or make a collection.

    More details to come closer to August.


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

    Leaving the cooler months behind, it's time to start sewing for Spring and Summer.  The oh-so-simple Harvest Top from Peppermint Magazine is our pattern of choice.  The design lines present lots of options for use of colour, patterns, plains, trims...endless possibilities.

    More details to come closer to September.


Past events

27 May 2020 BEAUTIFUL BOUND BUTTONHOLES
14 Mar 2020 NSW INDUSTRY DAY
10 Dec 2019 SEW-ALONG - COUTURE CARDIGAN JACKET
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