I'm pretty excited about our newest adventure in sewing. Cool Stitches is the official sponsor of the new Fleming Island Florida Sewing Sew-ciety chapter! On April 15th, 2019 we are having the first gathering of local people interested in sewing meet-ups. This meet and greet is scheduled for 6PM at the Fleming Island Amenity Center and is planned as an opportunity to meet Darlene, the creative mind behind the chapter, and talk about everyone's interests and what they would like to see in a sewing group. Do you live in the Fleming Island area? Click here to join us!
So, what is our role as the sponsor? To make sure participants have everything they need to make their projects a great success. This includes setting up the spaces, coordinating communications, providing some kits or key project supplies, and best of all - having our Tabletop Market on hand in case anyone needs additional sewing items at great prices. I've ordered new Eversewn sewing machines for test driving during meet-ups too.
I love sewing meet-ups! I always learn new tips and techniques and have the opportunity to share a joy of sewing with other like-minded people. I'm a fan of garment sewing and the slow fashion movement, but I also get a kick out of small projects for accessories and some dec projects. I've committed to our chapter leader Darlene - who is also my mom - that I will lead a garment sewing special interest group for this chapter. I don't know what that looks like yet, but will see how everyone thinks garment specific demos paired with sew-alongs will work. This is a topic for an upcoming post!