Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Groovy Girls Club Meeting #1

We held our first Groovy Girls Sewing Club meeting last night - and we had an absolute blast!

The theme of the evening was Bag Ladies, and we demonstrated Terry Atkinson's "Zippers are No Big Deal" technique for inserting zippers into her Cash and Carry and Zippy Strippy bags.

I think everyone made a new friend!

Sarah walked everybody through the demo book on how to make a Cash and Carry bag with the easy zipper.  We have this demo board available in our shop for anyone who'd like to see it.

Of course, what would a Quilt Asylum event be if Sarah didn't bake goodies?

Sarah then debuted the Stand and Stow bag pattern by Atkinson Designs.  By inserting Peltex into the sides and bottom, this bag stands open on its own, plus it folds up like a grocery sack when not in use. 

This pattern is only available at Groovy Girl shops - you won't find it anywhere else!  Stop by and see the samples in all 3 sizes.

Sarah then explained how to sew an "X" into the handle when attaching it to the bag to make it more secure.

We then played a game and everybody won an Atkinson zipper of their very own!  We even challenged everyone to make a bag using their zipper and to bring it back for Show and Tell next month.

All in all, we had a fabulous, groovy-good time!  The next club meeting is scheduled for Monday, September  27 at 6pm.  If you'd like to join in on the fun, give us a call to sign up.  We'll save a seat for ya.....

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