Sew Chic NG Page

Sew Chic is led by Evelyn LeVassuer and Korinne Hill. For more information or to be added to the SC NG Member email list please contact them.


Shannon Staub Library

4675 Career Lane

North Port, FL 34289

10am to 3pm

Directions: Take exit 179 off 75, right at first light on Cranberry, then quick right into library driveway

2020 Charities: Our group has donated a total of 198 masks, that were combined with another group's, to various places in need. Venice Hospital, John Hopkins Children's Hospital in Tampa,Doctors Hospital, Manitee Sheriff's Dept for  the Homeless. Twenty-five of our masks went to a nurse who is volunteering in a hospital inN.Y. Tidewell Hospice recently contacted us and they will take any we make. The  need remains still great and a call has gone out toeveryone in our Sew Chic group.

2021 Programs

Jan 25: Camp Shirt Sew Along, Part 1: Patterns and Fabrics, Getting Inspired

Feb 22: Camp Shirt Sew Along, Part 2: Selecting sizes, fabric preparation, layout and cutting.

Contact Us to be added to the mailing list for this class. 

Mar 22: Camp Shirt Sew Along, Part 3: fitting adjustments, pocket and collar


McCalls M4206 "collared shirt"- Norris Danta Ford walks you through a men's bowling shirt. It's a button down loose shirt with no collar stand. Norris is articulate and lays out the steps in an easy to follow way. He finishes his inside seams by serging them. This pattern has the twist of adding two contrast panels to the front.  


Angela Crayton walks you through a 1940s ladies casual button down summer shirt without a collar stand. Angela talks at a fast clip. By changing the speed to 75% of normal, the action is easier to follow.  Her result is a more upscaled look, somewhat utilitarian. This is acheived by using French seams, making and inserting  shoulder pads and an upturned machine sleeve hem.

Peter Lappin's Collar video on Craftsy

Peter Lappin's Pocket video on Craftsy

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

View recording

May 24: Camp Shirt Sew Along, "Sew and Tell"


Jun 28: Vest Sew Along

Jul 26: Summer Vacation, no meeting

Aug 23: Vest Sew Along

Sep 27: 

Hi Ladies, This is a reminder that we are meeting in-person next Monday (9/27/21) place, Shannon Staub Library, North Port ( Toledo Blade exit off 75--right off ramp, right at first light(Cranberry), quick right into library driveway) time--10:15am to 3pm (bring a bag lunch). We are making Square bottom Fabric Baskets. 
Supply List as follows:
Please bring 2 coordinating fabrics ( 3/4 to 1 yd. each) cotton recommended
fusible fleece batting and stiff fusible interfacing.....(bring if you have , I will have some available for everyone so do not buy it special)
Sewing supplies--thread, rotary cutter, mat, sharp scissors, long pins and clips, ruler, caulk marking tool

Library will have sewing machines set up and available for use. They also provide Ironing board and iron.
I hope to see many of you there. I am so excited to be meeting in-person again. I have truely missed all my sewing friends!!......Happy Sewing!.........Evelyn

Oct 25: Check with NG Leader

Nov 22: Check with NG Leader

Dec 3: Holiday Party at Boca Raton Clubhouse

Dec 27: HOLIDAY no meeting

JAN 24, 2022: Check with NG Leader


Vest Sew Along

Community Service: We track our reported volunteer time and money donations and report the information to CAB. If you sew for local, national and international charity agencies and organizations please download and submit the form to your NG Leader.