What's New...




Sep 21:  Anything Sews -  Sew Easy Jacket and Community Sew Along Ditty Bags


Sep 23: Sew Chic -  Lattice Technique demo


Oct 5: Pins & Needles - Rescheduled


Oct 12Creative Sassy Sewers Check with NG Leader


Oct 19: Anything Sews -  Scarves


Oct 19:  Pins & Needles -  Top


Sep 23: Sew Chic -  Trivets


Educational Programs

$10 donation at the door

Bring a brown bag lunch

Bodice Fitting & Knit Top Class

Sep 18th



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


Our Aug-Sep-Oct issue is available for Download .

Deadline for next issue is Oct 1st


Next CAB Meeting Oct

October 13th


Annual Meeting Tickets on sale now


Oct 25: Annual Meeting and Elections

Time: 10-3 
Address: 7275 S Tamiami Tr Sarasota, FL 34231
Tickets cost $40  
Food choice: Chicken Marsala or Vegetable Lasagna
See your Neighborhood group leader for tickets or contact Evelyn
Deadline for ticket purchase is Oct 21st. 

2019 Chapter Community Service Project

Our Chapter 2019 Community Service Project is Toiletry Bags for Foster Teens

Come to the Anything Sews Meeting on Sep 21st to help out. 


Materials needed: 15” x 30” piece of fabric, preferably medium weight cotton, thread, 54” of sturdy cord.

1. Fold the fabric in half lengthwise with the right sides together.  Using a ½ inch seam stitch down the two sides leaving the top open. This is the top of the bag. The edges have been overcast with the serger to prevent fraying.
2. Go to the ironing board and press both top seams open about 6 inches down.
3. Turn down the top edge 1 ¼ inches and press. This makes the casing for the drawstring cord.
4. Measure down 1 ¼ inches on one seam. Stitch across the seam and down about 1 inch, pivot and stich across to edge of seam, pivot and stitch to meet the top stitches making a rectangle.
5. Fold on pressed line and pin down. Then stitch around the along the serged edge making a casing for the cording.  With a seam ripper carefully clip the thread between the two crossed stitches.
6. Pin a safety pin to the end of the cording. Insert the cording into the opened seam feeding it completely around the casing back to the opening. Pull the cording ends until even in length and tie them together.


You have completed one ditty bag!  Congratulations!

If making at home please take them to your NG Leader, bring them to Annual Meeting or get them to Lou.

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!