What's New...



Jul 20:  Anything Sews - Christmas pieced toilet seatcover with Barb


Jul 22: Sew Chic - Ugly Fabric Swap

Aug 3: Pins & Needles Christmas Ornaments/Library Windows


Aug 10Creative Sassy Sewers Check with NG Leader


Aug 17:  Anything Sews - Sewing Cork Purse or Bag


Aug 26: Sew Chic - Fitting Bodice/Top

Sep 7: Pins & Needles - Charity Sew


Sep 14Creative Sassy Sewers Charity Sew Nates Place


Sep 21:  Anything Sews -  Check with NG Leader


Sep 23: Sew Chic -  Check with NG Leader


Chapter Educational Programs


$10 at the door

Bring a brown bag lunch

July 17th- Pillow Making with Barb V

 Join us to learn various techniques. 

Nancy C reported that JoAnn's has pillow forms on sale: Buy2Get2free!

Check JoAnns for pattern availability or purchase our Aug Waldemere class pattern here for $11.97. Allow 10 days to ship if ordered online. Registration deadline August 1st. 



We donate thousands of hours each year to community service sewing to meet the local needs of people. 


Our May-Jun-Jul issue is available for Download .

Issue for Jul 1, 2019 deadline is being compiled


July at Pennie Fabrics

Emma Seabrooke's Twisted Wrap class is coming to Pennie Fabrics. You'll learn how the SewkeysE stay tapes work on casual to couture knits as you create you own elegant, made-to-measure wrap. Linda Roberts, one of our chapter members, will be presenting the class. 


Tuesday, July 16: 10:00 am - 1:00 pm

Tuesday, July 25: 10:00 am - 1:00 pm

Tuesday, July 30: 10:00 am - 1:00 pm

$60 due at registration. Includes everything necessary to create the wrap, including the pattern, fabric (a wonderful black jacquard knit by Worth), and stay tapes. 
You will also receive a 15% discount off your next fabric purchase to make another twisted wrap in a fabric of your choice. 

Please bring your own basic sewing supplies (eg. pins, needles, scissors or rotary cutter, marking tools and chalk, black thread, etc.).  Students are welcome to bring their own sewing machine or use one at the shop.  A walking foot attachment is very useful.  Please share your  machine preference at time of registration.

To Register:
Call 941-484-0600  or email info@penniefabrics.com

When you do your regular Amazon shopping at smile.amazon.com/ch/65-0891250, AmazonSmile donates to our Sarasota/Gulf Coast Chapter of the American Sewing Guild.

THANKS for letting us sew...

Opening your doors to our Neighborhood Group meetings means A LOT to us!


Central Manatee Library, Bradenton   Frances T Bourne (Jacaranda) Library, Venice 

 Sew Worth It, Sarasota   South Manatee Library, Bradenton   

 Sarasota County Fire Department Fire Station#2

Goodwill Conference Room in Sarasota

* "The fact that a group is permitted to meet at SCFD meeting rooms does not in any way constitute an endorsement of the group’s policies or beliefs by SCFD or Sarasota County Government."

What is an NG? Its a Neighborhood Group!  

We are real people meeting in real buildings to sew real things. And we have a blast. So take a moment to step away from the world of virtual reality and mosey on down to your nearest NG. Better yet, bring a friend with you!