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 her. 

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. 

2017 Charity Project is: Summer Sewing Camp for Youth

Paula will be joining Kathleen as Co-Leader later this year

2017 Programs

Dec 9th- Christmas Party with Pins and Needles

From Helaine: I suspect everyone is busy getting ready for the holidays which seem to be in full swing already! Here is a reminder of what you need to bring to the party on Saturday.

Your own place setting; includes plate(s), silverware, cup/glass  coffee/tea will be available

                Dish to share plus serving utensil

                Containers for leftovers to bring home

                3 fat quarters (need not match) for game

                $5  (if you haven’t paid already)

                Bring your Christmas Trees from last months meeting.  We want to display them and take a picture for the newsletter.

               Bring supplies for Make It Take It Teabag Christmas tree

 We will start at 10:30 am with this project and continue with games and festivities, breaking for lunch around noon. So come early to visit with others before we start.

MAPS and Directions to Creative Sassy Sewers Meetings

at the South Manatee Library

2017 Past Programs

Jan 14: NO MEETING DUE TO FAIR. We met with P&N on Jan 7th to prepare for fair.

Feb 11-  Lou Burns stuffed Manatee

Here's a list of supplies you should bring if you are planning to make a cuddly stuffed manatee. To simplify, we are offering a kit, which includes the velour fabric, stuffing and little beady eyes; the cost per kit is $1.50.
  • Paper scissors
  • Sharp shears to cut velour
  • Small sharp scissors for clipping
  • Hand-sewing needle
  • Medium gray spool of thread and bobbin
  • Sewing machine with all important bits and pieces, including 1/4" foot
  • Sense of humor

And of course some inspirational sewing projects for sew"n tell and your  lunch. These manatee are sew cute. Wanted to win one at the anniversary luncheon but no such luck. 

Mar 11:  Serger-y program given by Debbi Chegwidden.


Apr 8: Mini Dressform with Helaine Eckstein & Paula Rockstroh NG


May 13: UnFinished Objects


June 10: Shop Hop South

This is a pic from our June meeting which was a wonderful shop hop down south in N Ft Meyers.  We worked up an appetite from all our bargain shopping and dodging rain drops, so we stopped at the local Olive Garden for a delightful lunch.

Our first stop was the The Quilters Hangout and the sewing machine dealer next door, then to SuziQ Quilts.  Two great quilt shops that we would highly recommend to visit if you're down that way!
Since there was only six of us, Paulette drove her van...Thanks Paulette!

Kathleen Heinicke
NG leader Creative Sassy Sewers
Sent from my IPad

July 8: Pet Screen Tote Bag


Aug 12: Mondo Bag


 Sep 9: National Sewing Month Wreath Project was cancelled due to Hurricane Irma


Oct 14: CSS was cancelled due to the trip to see Downton Abbey Exhibit in St Augustine. We were invited to make the shirt/jacket with Pins & Needles in Oct.

Nov 11: Christmas trees