Program Recordings

Link to all videos on our You Tube Channel

Specific Playlists on YT:

June 18, 2022- Weaving Wavy Strips. (no recording)

Jan demonstrates weaving wavy strips of fabric together to make an interesting fabric that can then be used for placemats, totes and other items. 

Weaving Wavy Fabric Strips.pdf
Adobe Acrobat Document 75.3 MB

Mar 16, 2022 - Cute gifts! Jan Yeh will present and share tips on making tote bags with a Japanese inspired drawstring closure. So many different uses for these and a time to let your creativity soar.



Oct 20, 2021: Casserole Carrier with Helaine Eckstein

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Download includes diagrams that clarify instructions
Casserole Carrier Final Instructions.pdf
Adobe Acrobat Document 152.2 KB
Casserole Carrier Slide Program.pdf
Adobe Acrobat Document 20.2 MB


2 co-ordinating fabrics -21 1/2’’ X 27” of each 

¾ yd. Bosal or Insulbrite or plain batting 

(2) 3” rings 



From each of the co-ordinating squares cut a 21 1/2” square and a 3 or 4” X 

21” rectangle. 

Cut the same size square and rectangle from the batting. 

Place the 2 fabric squares right sides together. The Bosal will go on the wrong side of the piece of 

fabric that will be the outside of the carrier with the shiny side facing away from the fabric. Stitch a 

1/4” seam allowance leaving a hole to turn. I leave between 3 and 4”. Be sure to backstitch beginning 

and end of seam. Trim corners, turn and press or pin ( if using Bosal DO NOT press at this time, it 

shrinks!) seams along edges. Close hole using ladder stitch. 

Quilt the finished square.  Topstitch if you wish. 

Make the handle by placing the 2 rectangles right sides together and batting the same as you did on the 

square.  Stitch down the 2 long sides at 1/4”, trim batting out and turn. Topstitch and/or quilt handle 


Lay quilted square on table with the right side up facing you. Place the handle right sides down so that 

it is diagonally opposite on 2 corners. Stitch 1/4” SA. Trim to 1/8”. Flip the handle over and stitch a 

3/8” SA. Diagram A 

On the opposite corners place the 3” rings and bring the wrong side through the ring so the lining is 

showing. Sew across the small corner of the contrasting fabric. Diagram B. 

Turn casserole cover so the right side is out and handles lay across the wrong side of the cover. Fold the 

corner with the ring to the middle and pull the handle through the ring. Repeat for the other ring




Aug 21, 2021: Zoe's Zipper Bags with Lou (10am on Zoom)
The pattern is Zoey Zips from 

Please complete the steps on pages 1 and 2 of the pattern so that we can all start on page 3 together.

To complete the bag during our class please select the size you will be making.  I will be making the large.
The  materials list below are for the large.
   Materials needed are on the pattern, but I will list them here.
2 Coordinating fabrics  13”x13"
1 square fusible fleece medium loft 13’x13’
1 square of light weight woven 100% cotton fusible interfacing. 13”x13”.  I really like this fusible interfacing, I bought at Joann.
1 plastic zipper at least 16” I used 22” for larger “handles”on the bag.
3”x5” piece of template plastic or index card
Sewing clips and Desk stapler.
Erasable marking pen

Zoey Bag.pdf
Adobe Acrobat Document 81.3 MB
Zoey Bag.key
Compressed Archive in ZIP Format 81.1 MB


Oct 9: Zipper applications on vinyl and zipper by the yard tips with Lorraine P

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Sep 11: Cathedral Window Ornament/Pin Cushion with Karen F


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Aug 18: Unique Artsy Rag Dolls with Jan Y

View slideshow recording in You Tube with Jan's narration. 


Jan presented her “Artsy Rag Dolls”. A self-proclaimed sewing novice, sews and designs fascinating rag dolls, with such personality. She gave us many tips and sparked our creativity.

You can download her slideshow below in either PDF or Power Point version.

Unique Artsy Rag Dolls Slide Show created by Jan Yeh
Rag Dolls Artsy Style .pdf
Adobe Acrobat Document 30.7 MB
Unique Artsy Rag Dolls Slide Show created by Jan Yeh
Rag Dolls Artsy Style .pptx
Microsoft Power Point Presentation 30.6 MB


Aug 7, 2021: Packing Cubes with Lorraine

Aug 7th recording

Packing Cubes 8 7 2021.pptx
Microsoft Power Point Presentation 10.2 MB


Jun 12, 2021: Appliqué with Cork - Hedy H

View June 5th Recording

View June 12th Recording

Below are the patterns and the Power Point downloads for our Cork Bag class

Sewing with Cork (1).pptx
Microsoft Power Point Presentation 16.2 MB
Adobe Acrobat Document 833.8 KB
Adobe Acrobat Document 2.0 MB
Cork-Passport-Wallet (1).pdf
Adobe Acrobat Document 821.5 KB
Adobe Acrobat Document 809.4 KB


May 15, 2021: Hope Family Services Bag with Lou

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May 1, 2021: Charity Sew pattern review of ditty bags, pillowcases and other items

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Ditty bag for teens.key
Compressed Archive in ZIP Format 36.1 MB
Ditty bag for teens.pdf
Adobe Acrobat Document 35.3 MB


Apr 21, 2021: Fabric Flowers with Evelyn P. She demonstrated her techniques for making fabric flowers in many applications – jewelry, hair accessories, adorning purses, shirts, and home decorations and has provided a image of patterns for your use.  


“There are a lot of different ways to make fabric flowers and I have tried many of them. This one is my favorite. To make these flowers you first need to make fabric sandwiches. Any scrap fabric will do but you need fabric bond to put in between the front and back piece of fabric....that makes your sandwich!  Then you can cut out your flower pieces and construct your flower,  Evelyn”

Apr  17, 2021: Julie presented iPhone cuff and fabric wrist cuffs with hidden zipper, for credit card, cash, for those times when you don't want to take your purse.  (slideshow in Members Only area)

AS 4-17-21 Fabric Wrist-iPhone Cuffs.ppt
Microsoft Power Point Presentation 16.9 MB

Apr 10, 2021: Heat/ice therapy and Neck Pillows with Karen F. 

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Mar 17, 2021: Cash and Carry Pouch. Jackie will explain construction of the Cash and Carry zippered pouch by Atkinson, the actual pattern can be purchased for $10.)  You don't need the pattern to make the simplest version.  The pouches make great gifts.  The zipper application technique is something you can use on other zippered bags.  She'll show a binding technique for the seam allowances which give a finished look to the pouch.

Download this for March 17th presentation
Atkinson Design Cash & Carry Pouch.pdf
Adobe Acrobat Document 60.6 MB

Feb 20, 2021: Inkjet Printing on Fabric (not recorded)

Printing on Fabric .key
Compressed Archive in ZIP Format 23.4 MB
Printing on Cloth.pdf
Adobe Acrobat Document 97.7 KB

June 17, 2022- Presentation by Helaine E on Sticky Stabilizers, Snaps and Interfacing. Zoom Recording

March 24, 2022- Road Trip to Tops in Port Charlotte  Zoom Recording

Nov 19, 2021- Embroidering of Tissue Paper (no recording)

November 19-2021_Embroidering Tissue Pap
Adobe Acrobat Document 2.8 MB

Oct 15 2021- Battenburg Lace with Peg

Oct 15 ME Show N Tell.pdf
Adobe Acrobat Document 6.3 MB

Sep 17, 2021- Embroidering on Pants with Crystal Allred

Adobe Acrobat Document 9.9 MB

 Aug 2021: Shell Placemats with Peg Turner

Video recording


April 16, 2021- Speaker, Melanie Coakley presented an inspiring trunk show of embroidery projects and discussed her 30 year history in the embroidery business.

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Feb 19, 2011- Embroidering on Garments with Jan Loy (slideshow).

Embroidering on Garments Feb 2021.pdf
Adobe Acrobat Document 2.8 MB

Holiday Themes

 Download our 2020 Holiday Recipe Book


Oct 2, 2021: Christmas Project- Santa Head with Lorraine

Pattern Pieces for Santa
Download this PDF for the pattern pieces for the Santa Head Christmas project
10 2021 Santa.pdf
Adobe Acrobat Document 2.0 MB
Santa Head Instructions
Instructions for Santa Head Christmas project
10 1 2021Santa Head Instructions.docx
Microsoft Word Document 15.0 KB

Jul 17 2021: Fabric Christmas Wreath with Crystal

Adobe Acrobat Document 766.7 KB

Jan 9, 2021:  Valentine gift/candy bag with clear plastic heart cut out by Robin and Terry

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Peekaboo Pouch.pptx
Microsoft Power Point Presentation 3.3 MB

To see some screen shots of Rae's items go to the 2020 Annual Meeting folder on our Chapter's photo site. 


Jul 21, 2022: Presser Feet -- Your Sewing Machine's Best Friends with Korinne

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Every sewing machine comes with a few standard presser feet that will suffice for nearly all sewing projects. But there are so many other feet that allow for more creativity than what those few standard feet will allow. Korinne explained and demonstrated several presser feet that are specially made for embellishment sewing. 

May 8, 2021: Alterations with Kathleen- text or email Kathleen your questions. 

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March 22, 2021: Susan Angermann presents the basics of Bodice Fitting with Sew Chic Members

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Mar 25, 2021: Active SIG presentation by Sandi and Debbie. Sandi presented on fabrics containing Lyrca and sources to purchase and Debbie presented serger tips on managing this type of fabric. View Recording

Apr 26, 2021: Camp Shirt Sew Along: Part 4: Buttons, button hole placement, hemming and finishing touches

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Camp Shirt Sew Along Part 1 Feb 2021.pdf
Adobe Acrobat Document 3.5 MB


Nov 2020: Rae Crumbie presented her trunk show of embellished clothing items during our our 2020 Annual Meeting on Zoom. 

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Sep 4, 2021: Using rulers when Free Motion Quilting with Judy B


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 Jun 16, 2021: Jogakbo quilting with Jann

Jogakbo piecing .pdf
Adobe Acrobat Document 22.4 MB

Mar 20: Paper Piecing with Lou

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May 19: Quilt binding with Lou: Perfect  Bindings for  quilts, collages, mug rugs and other uses,

Making a hanging sleeve for your quilt or project, How  to hang quilts and other fabric items. 

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Mar 13: Paper Piecing, Quilting and Binding with Lou

Video Recording

Feb 2021: Lou presents tools and tips in this Beginning Paper Piecing video and shares items where she used her techniques.

Sep 18, 2021: Making a Sewing Machine Cover with Jackie

Making a sewing machine cover.pdf
Adobe Acrobat Document 16.9 MB
Making a sewing machine cover.pptx
Microsoft Power Point Presentation 24.4 MB

Jan 16, 2021: Serger Basics Part 1. Debbie presented Serger Projects to Anything Sews in Part 1 of her presentation. 

Feb 13:  "Sergers Continued" Part 2. Debbie presented this Q&A and troubleshooting class to Creative Sassy Sewers in regards to the projects started in the previous class. 


Scrap catcher .pdf
Adobe Acrobat Document 498.8 KB
Basic Serger Techniques .pdf
Adobe Acrobat Document 321.2 KB
Small serged bag.pdf
Adobe Acrobat Document 223.6 KB

June 15, 2020: Sergers Part 3. Members using Sergers at home are guided by Debbie via Zoom to learn more about serger capabilities. Questions answered.