Anything Sews NG Page

Anything Sews is led by Lou Burns and Barb Van Buren. For more information or to be added to the AS NG Member email list please contact them. 

Meetings are on the 3rd Saturday of every month from 09:30 until 3:30 (or until the last person leaves!). Bring your machine and project supplies and join us in the back classroom of Sew Worth It located at 5507 Palmer Crossing Circle (Corner of Clark & Honore) in Sarasota.


Bring a bag lunch and beverage to all meetings!

Our 2019 community service project is sewing quilts for veterans. 

Aug 17- Sewing with Cork purse or bag

Hi ladies, I am sending you the information for the bag we are making at our next meeting. See the picture in the attachment. Cork can be bought at Hobby Lobby in 60’”widths which you will need. I have much to share with you about my trip to Boston and the ASG Conference. Hugs and Happy Sewing! Lou


Please read and assemble the following materials for your bag.


Materials for Cork Bag Class

  1. Nylon zipper to match main fabric 14” or longer
  2. ½ yard main fabric
  3. ½ yard for lining
  4. ¼ yard cork full width
  5. ½ yard Pellon 987F fusible fleece
  6. 1/4th yard lightweight interfacing
  7. 2 D rings and 3- ¾” swivel lobster hooks
  8. Plastic clips- you can not use pins on cork


Sewing machine, ¼” foot, zipper foot, walking foot if you have one, regular sewing tools.


Please, have the following fabric pieces cut and Labeled before class.


    2- 11”x9” rectangle Main fabric

  1. 11”x12”  main fabric for outside pocket
  2. 11” x 9” lining
  1. 6” x 9” lining inside pockets

2- 11”x 9” 987F fusible fleece

  1. 11” x 6” 987F fusible fleece
  2. 6” x 4 ½” light weight interfacing
  1. 11” x 9” light weight interfacing


Hi Ladies, I have just a couple of added sewing tools that you will need to make the cork bag.


Rotary Cutter, cutting mat and straight edge ruler.

The 2 D rings sized  ¾” or 1 “

SWI has the ¾” swivel hooks

Hobby Lobby in Sarasota is out of cork.  The Hobby Lobby in Bradenton has a large roll.

See you on Saturday! 

Hugs, and Happy Sewing,


Sep 21- Sew Easy Jacket (Simplicity A21119)

Oct 19- Scarves

Nov 16- Check with NG Leader

Dec 21- Holiday Party and Chinese Gift Exchange


MAPS and Directions to Anything Sews Meetings

(We meet in the Sew Worth It Classroom)