Archive for January, 2011

Computer Based Pattern Drafting – February 8

January 31, 2011
  • 7 pm, Sylvia Steinshouer’s House
  • January meeting was cancelled due to weather so we will again be discussing Version 5 of Pattern Master Boutique.

Vicky Isliefson


Sew a Blanket for a Sick Kid Wed. Jan. 26

January 25, 2011

6 pm at Needle Nook
Community Service Coordinator, Theresa Corle, has arranged a hands-on sewing session to make security blankets for kids in Wesley hospital.
Sewing machines are available. You are welcome to bring soft fabrics appropriate for young children, or just come and help cut or sew.

General Meeting – Feb 1

January 24, 2011

“Sensational Scarves”
• 1:30 pm and 7 pm, Extension Center
• Your Board members will be demonstrating how to create many types of scarves.
• Betty Brees

Jennifer Stern Jeans & T-Shirt Seminar – March 11 & 12

January 23, 2011

Fit Your Jeans and Shape your T-Shirt

Jennifer Stern Two Day Hands-on Seminars

Sedgwick County Extension Center (Wichita)

7001 W. 21st St. at Ridge Road

March 11 & 12, 2011

Make jeans to fit your body.  Jennifer brings a jeans pattern for both misses and women. She has a jeans-weight muslin in every size for you to try on. She will personally help you determine any alterations needed to the basic pattern in your size.  In addition to the fitting session, jeans making techniques will be demonstrated: the fly, pockets, and waistband. With a limited class size, experienced stitchers will learn to fit and sew their jeans on the first day.

Jennifer also has a t-shirt pattern for misses and women. It has upper body seams that allow for a great fit not seen in a ready-to-wear t-shirt. This is a hands-on fitting and construction class on the second day. You will bring your sewing machine and pre-washed stretch knit fabric to sew. Jennifer also has some lovely fabric available for purchase on Friday, so you can wash it and be ready to sew on Saturday.

Jennifer has her own pattern line including the jeans, t-shirt, khakis and a blouse styled for both misses and women.  She has also begun digitizing for embroidery.  She has written for the last six issues of Threads and teaches at sewing expos, including the 2010 National ASG annual conference. Visit her website and follow her blog at

  • Friday, March 11, 2011, 9 am to 5 pm: Fit your Jeans, adjust the pattern, construction, $ 75
  • Saturday March 12, 2011, 9 am to 5 pm: T-shirt construction and more Jeans techniques, $ 45
  • Both days (save $10), $110
  • Lunch included on both days
  • Register by February 19, 2011; Class sizes are limited

Kenna Dice

Derby Neighborhood Group – January 27

January 20, 2011

7 pm. Woodlawn United Methodist Church, 431 S Woodlawn, Room 11E

The program will be announced later (after the December planning session!)

Marsha Volz

Eat & Shop – January 18

January 11, 2011

11:30 am, La Gallette, 1017 W Douglas (at Seneca; park behind the building)

We’ll meet for lunch and then do a little shopping at the Delano fiber stores – Sew Much, Material Girls and Twist.  Join us!
Theresa Corle

East Side Neighborhood Group – January 18

January 10, 2011

7 pm. Needle Nook Fabrics
Barb Scadden will discuss the lessons of the book “Oh No She Didn’t: The Top 100 Style Mistakes Women Make and How to Avoid Them” by Clinton Kelly

Theresa Corle

Computerized Pattern Drafting Neighborhood Group – January 11

January 4, 2011

We’ll be discussing the new version of PMB.
Vicky Isliefson

General Meeting – January 4

January 3, 2011

1:30 pm and 7 pm, Extension Center
Nancy Jo Leachman will tell us about the history of flour sack fabrics.
Bring your items for Show and Share.