Creative Sassy Sewers NG Page

Creative Sassy Sewers is led by Kathleen Heinicke and Paulette Braga. For more information or to be added to the CSS NG Member email list please contact them. 

Meetings are on the 2nd Saturday of every month from 10:00 until 4:00. Bring your machine and project supplies for a day of fun at the South Manatee Library (6081 26th St West) in Bradenton. 


2018 Charity Project is: Summer Sewing Camp for 4-H Youth

Feb 10th project is a Sewing Tote with Deb Chegwidden.  

It seems forever since we have been together for a meeting. However we do meet Sat. Feb. 10 for what looks like a fun project. Debbie is going to show us how to do a travel sewing organizer. And from the attached you will see it involves some homework before we get to the meeting. Also getting to the library and setting up on time will help us all to get done with the project. I don't know about you but I don't need anymore UFO's!

If you have a small iron and press cloth to use at your sewing area will be helpful.

We will have 2 irons set up as always if you don’t.


To ensure Debbie has enough kits made for the Travel Sewing Bag project, please call or email her to be added to the list.


Having your fabrics precut will help us finish the project at CSS.  I know we all really don’t want another UFO.


Bus trip tickets to Lakeland Quilt & Sewing Expo, March 15 are available.  Please send bring your check to CSS, $38 or mail to Kathleen before Feb 23.

On Saturday, February 10, we will be making the travel sewing case pictured below.  It features lots of pockets, including a vinyl zippered pocket as well as mesh pockets.  A kit will provide the less common items and allow everyone to enjoy creating the same quality of finished product.  Variations will not be addressed.  The kit cost will be $5 and will include precut vinyl, mesh, fleece, interfacing, felt and elastic.  You get to bring the fun part – fabrics and miscellany.  This bag uses 3 different fabrics as listed below.
It is strongly advised that you precut your fabrics and label them according to the following list:
 Feature fabric (one fat quarter) 
    A – 14” (wide) X 22” (long) (outside)
Lining (one fat quarter)
    B – 14” X 22” (inside)
    C – 2 pieces 9½” X 3” (flap linings)
Coordinating fabric (14” X width of fabric OR two fat quarters)
     D – 14” X 19” (zipper pocket)
    E – 14” X 5¼” (bottom)
    F – 2 pieces 14” X 4” (handles)
    G – 2 pieces 14” X 2” (zipper band)
    H – 2 pieces 9½” X 3” (flaps)
You will also need these items:
16” (or longer) zipper, 6” sew-in Velcro, 3 yards extra wide double fold bias tape (for binding), Shank button – 1” or larger works best, Ponytail elastic OR 6” narrow elastic, Rotary cutter (OR sharp shears),          Ruler, Glue stick, Favorite marking tool, Small clips (for working with vinyl), Leftover scraps of your fabrics, Special sewing machine feet – zipper foot, ¼” foot, clear plastic foot (if you have one)

Also, an iron, press cloth and caddy for your table would help move along with the fusing; we will have two iron stations available for everyone to share. Don’t forget your usual sewing supplies, sewing machine (with power cord and pedal), lunch and sew and tell!

Happy Sewing,

March 10th project is a Jewelry Pouch with Kathy Pell. 

April 14th project is a Holiday Wreath. 

MAPS and Directions to Creative Sassy Sewers Meetings

(We meet at the South Manatee Library)