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Tuesday, 22 July 2014

Connie Crawford's Australia Tour 2014


Connie Crawford, legendary pattern designer and mistress of fit, is coming to Australia! Connie has teamed up with the ASG to provide a range of workshops around the country.We are very excited about working with Connie and hope you can come along to one of the workshops! Get in quick as these workshops are filling up fast! Click here for a full list, including who to contact. You can also find info here in the ASG Diary Dates.


Wednesday, 16 July 2014

How the Guilded Lillies Tewantin celebrated Sewing MAYhem

The end of May saw our group come together with a collection of cowl neck tops and dresses sewn and adapted from various patterns. May was also our birthday month so a splendid celebration lunch was also a feature of our Sewing Mayhem. Most importantly we had a wonderful tutor Carolyn Lorking who guided the group through the construction of a sunhat and some colourful creations were well underway by the close of the meeting!






Tuesday, 8 July 2014

Beautiful Bags for Sewing MAYhem

The Sew and Reap Neighbourhood Group went to town making beautiful bags to celebrate Sewing MAYhem.

Just look!!!
















Friday, 4 July 2014

Teacup Pin Cushions



I've been wanting to make these for ages! They combine my love of vintage, repurposing and scrap busting plus they are pretty cute, if I do say so myself! I whipped these up to sell at the ASG stand at the Sewing, Stitching & Handcraft Fair in SA.


They are really simple to make. I thrifted the teacups (and a cracked Wedgwood pot I found) from local Op shops. Where the cups had saucers, I left the saucers with the cups, they are handy for keeping small bits and bobs. To make the pin cushion & needle 'tea bag' tab, I used some fabric scraps, a little felt, some thin ribbon, hobby fill and tacky glue. All of that came from stash. This tutorial shows you how to go about making them.

We'd love to see you at the Sewing, Stitching & Handcraft Fair! All the details are below:

Dates
July 18 - 20, 2014

Venue
Wayville Pavilion
Adelaide Showgrounds

Open Times
Friday 10am to 5pm
Saturday 10am to 5pm
Sunday 10am to 5pm

Admission Prices

Adults $10.00
Pensioners $8.00
Kids U/15 Free
with an Adult