Upcoming Events


February 13, 2016

Power Sewing’s Masters Class and Fast Fit


9:30 am – Fast Fit  3 Hour Lecture and Seminar (includes 1/2 hour break)

Are you often disappointed in the fit of your garments? Confused about what size to buy? Have you outgrown your old size in one area and not another? Are you intimidated by good fabric because you are afraid of yet another fit failure? Let Sandra Betzina explain her fit formula and how it will work for you!

  • Lots of new pattern alterations, including altering the bust without affecting the armhole, downsizing for the short, up-sizing for the tall, and high hip considerations.
  • Learn how sizing differs from one pattern company to another, what size to buy, how to alter for narrow shoulders, full back, sloping shoulders, full hips, protruding or flat seat, full tummy, large waist, small waist, sway back, and more.
  • Turn pant “hopefuls” into a thing of the past.
  • Eliminate baggy seats, pockets and pleats that pop open, accommodate full thighs, and reshape crotch curves to mimic your body curves.

12:30-1:30pm lunch (not included)

1:30 pm – Power Sewing’s Masters Class  3 Hour Lecture (includes 1/2 hour break)

Become the master of technique so that your details are what everyone looks for!

  • Learn to reshape and re-cut collars to avoid  bulk on points and  ends.
  • Master sleeve plackets and cuffs to rival the custom shirt makers.
  • Make welt pockets with flap details, reduce sleeve cap ease and create molded flawless sleeve caps.
  • Master difficult seam joints, non gaping lapels, double piping, stacked trim, creative closures, and perfectly spaced top-stitching.
  • Then learn the secrets of pressing and molding so that your garment looks flawless.

Cost:

-Full Day $50 or 1 class $25

Start: February 13, 2016 9:30 am
End: February 13, 2016 4:30 pm
Workshops: Power Sewing’s Masters Class & Fast Fit
Venue: Sew Much More
Phone: 512-452-3166
Address:
3010 W. Anderson Lane, Austin, TX, 78757, United States
Cost: $25 per class or $50 for full day
To Register: Contact Edie or Katy – (512) 452-3166

April 15, 2016

Afternoon Power Sewing Toolbox (Maryland ASG)

Friday, April 15, 2016 – 1-4pm

Power Sewing Toolbox 3 Hour Lecture (includes 1/2 hour break)

Let Sandra Betzina share her latest techniques from her just released book: POWER SEWING TOOLBOX.

Eliminate facings with slick easy bindings for rounded and V necklines and armholes.

Learn construction techniques for stretch mesh, bulk free darts in heavy fabrics, ripple free pleats and how to sew 2 different but difficult fabrics together.

PLUS, get the inside story on sewing with bias, making a lining pattern, covering a shoulder pad and embellishment techniques for sleeves

Start: April 15, 2016 1:00 pm
End: April 15, 2016 4:00 pm
Workshops: Power Sewing Toolbox
Venue: Holiday Inn & Suites
Address:
5701 Baltimore Nat'l Pike, Catonsville, MD, 21228, United States
Cost: $75 ASG Members, $100 Non-Members
To Register: Contact Ivalyn Tee Actie-Jones – 410-566-1151

April 16, 2016

Fashion & Fabric Trunk Show and Power Sewing’s Masters Class (Maryland ASG)

9am-12pm Fashion & Fabric Trunk Show 3 Hour Lecture (includes 1/2 hour break) Sandra Betzina is back with a trunk full of new clothes and patterns to inspire you! In this class, Sandra will concentrate on details which make her garments unique and functional.

Learn how to stabilize and finish necklines in knits and wovens so they do not stretch out of shape and lie flat against the body.

Learn how to inset a finishing strip into a neckline, line knit pants, make perfect sleeve plackets, sharp collar points and some clever new pockets.

12-1pm LUNCH

1-4pm Power Sewing’s Masters Class 3 Hour Lecture (includes 1/2 hour break)

Become the master of technique so that your details are what everyone looks for!

  • Learn to reshape and re-cut collars to avoid  bulk on points and  ends.
  • Master sleeve plackets and cuffs to rival the custom shirt makers.
  • Make welt pockets with flap details, reduce sleeve cap ease and create molded flawless sleeve caps.
  • Master difficult seam joints, non gaping lapels, double piping, stacked trim, creative closures, and perfectly spaced top-stitching.
  • Then learn the secrets of pressing and molding so that your garment looks flawless.

        Cost

  • $75 ASG members,
  • $100 Non-members

*Become an ASG member and save!

**Price includes lunch
Start: April 16, 2016 9:00 am
End: April 16, 2016 4:00 pm
Workshops: Fashion & Fabric Trunk Show and Power Sewing Masters Class
Venue: Catonsville UME Church
Address:
6 Melvin Ave., Catonsville, MD, 21228, United States
Cost: $75 ASG members, $100 Non-Members
To Register: Contact Ivalyn Tee Actie-Jones – 410-566-1151

April 17, 2016

Jacket Fit Hands On Sewing Seminar (Maryland ASG)

Jacket Fit (6 Hours)-

*Limited to 12 Students 

Disappointed in fit again? Commercial patterns don’t fit – until now that is! Sandra Betzina has designed a new sizing block for Vogue Patterns called “Today’s Fit” with alphabetical rather than numerical sizing ranging from 34-1/2 to 57 inch hip. Come see for yourself!

  • Try on the pretests for jackets.
  • Get tips on fit, including alterations for large and small busts, narrow, sloping, or square shoulders, and rounded or sway back.
  • Alterations will be recorded on a fitting worksheet to take home and apply to your pattern.

Note: In order to obtain accurate measurements, avoid wearing clothing that is too tight or it will distort your figure.

Class Cost

  • $206 ASG members
  • $256 Non-Members

*Lunch and coffee included

Start: April 17, 2016 10:00 am
End: April 17, 2016 4:00 pm
Workshops: Jacket Fit Hands On Sewing Seminar
Venue: Holiday Inn & Suites
Address:
5701 Baltimore Nat'l Pike, Catonsville, MD, 21228, United States
Cost: $206 ASG members, $256 Non-Members
To Register: Contact Ivalyn Tee Actie-Jones – 410-566-1151

April 22, 2016

3-Day Hands-On Sewing Retreat-Canada (Calgary)

Be wowed by the dynamic duo of fashion sewing! Join this small class of max 12 students for three days of hands-on sewing with Sandra Betzina and Ron Collins. Use their immense knowledge to finally tune your sewing skills, help with your fitting challenges or tackle those difficult techniques that you have avoided!

Fee is $1000 CAD

~Retreat 1-> April 22-24

~Retreat 2-> April 26-28

Start: April 22, 2016 9:30 am
End: April 24, 2016 5:30 pm
Workshops: 3-Day Hands-On Sewing Retreat
Venue: Out of Hand
Phone: 403-217-4871
Address:
12-6449 Crowchild Trail SW, Calgary, Alberta, T3E 5R7, Canada
Cost: $1000 CAD
To Register: Contact Deirdre – (403) 217-4871 or toll free (888) 263-3353

April 26, 2016

3-Day Hands-On Sewing Retreat-Canada (Calgary)

Be wowed by the dynamic duo of fashion sewing! Join this small class of max 12 students for three days of hands-on sewing with Sandra Betzina and Ron Collins. Use their immense knowledge to finally tune your sewing skills, help with your fitting challenges or tackle those difficult techniques that you have avoided!

Fee is $1000 CAD

~Retreat 1-> April 22-24

~Retreat 2-> April 26-28

Start: April 26, 2016 9:30 am
End: April 28, 2016 5:30 pm
Workshops: 3-Day Hands-On Sewing Retreat
Venue: Out of Hand
Phone: 403-217-4871
Address:
12-6449 Crowchild Trail SW, Calgary, Alberta, T3E 5R7, Canada
Cost: $1000 CAD
To Register: Contact Deirdre – (403) 217-4871 or toll free (888) 263-3353

May 5, 2016

3-Day Sewing Weekend with Nancy Notions

Final schedule has not been determined

1) Pattern Fitting (Fast Fit) 3 Hour Lecture and Seminar (includes 1/2 hour break)  

Are you often disappointed in the fit of your garments? Confused about what size to buy? Have you outgrown your old size in one area and not another? Are you intimidated by good fabric because you are afraid of yet another fit failure?Let Sandra Betzina explain her fit formula and how it will work for you!

  • Lots of new pattern alterations, including altering the bust without affecting the armhole, downsizing for the short, up-sizing for the tall, and high hip considerations.
  • Learn how sizing differs from one pattern company to another, what size to buy, how to alter for narrow shoulders, full back, sloping shoulders, full hips, protruding or flat seat, full tummy, large waist, small waist, sway back, and more.
  • Turn pant “hopefuls” into a thing of the past.
  • Eliminate baggy seats, pockets and pleats that pop open, accommodate full thighs, and reshape crotch curves to mimic your body curves.

2) Fashion & Fabric Trunk Show 3 Hour Lecture (includes 1/2 hour break)

Sandra Betzina is back with a trunk full of new clothes and patterns to inspire you!  In this class, Sandra will concentrate on details which make her garments unique and functional.

  • Learn how to stabilize and finish necklines in knits and wovens so they do not stretch out of shape and lie flat against the body.
  • Learn how to inset a finishing strip into a neckline, line knit pants, make perfect sleeve plackets, sharp collar points and some clever new pockets.

3) Everything You Want to Know About Pants 3 Hour Lecture and Seminar (includes 1/2 hour break)

Get some help on the best styles and pant lengths for your figure.

  • Find out what fabrics are compatible with different styles.
  • Learn the pattern alterations to camouflage the flat or protruding butt, big tummy, full thighs, skinny legs, high hip and more.
  • Get the low down on different waist treatments: elastic, tailored and faced waists.
  • Finish up with pockets, pant linings, and crisp invisible hemlines.
Start: May 5, 2016 9:00 am
End: May 7, 2016 5:00 pm
Workshops: Pattern Fitting, Fashion & Fabric Trunk Show, Everything to Know About Pants (3-day Sewing Weekend)
Venue: Nancy Notions Headquarters
Phone: (800)725-0361
Address:
333 Beichl Avenue, Beaver Dam, WI, 53916-0683, United States
Cost: TBD
To Register: Contact – 920-356-6141

May 13, 2016

Perfecting The Fit (Sacramento, CA ASG)

Disappointed in fit again? Commercial patterns don’t fit – until now that is!Sandra Betzina has designed a new sizing block for Vogue Patterns called Today’s Fit with alphabetical rather than numerical sizing ranging from 34-1/2 to 57 inch hip. Come see for yourself!

  • Sandra will bring two styles of pants in all sizes for you to try on, one a narrow pull-on Vogue 1411 and one a tailored trouser Vogue 2948.
  • Sandra will also bring her blouse Vogue 1165 in all sizes.
  • Each of the students can try on the pants and blouse and Sandra will write what alterations are needed to give you a good fit. Experience the difference: no more baggy seat in pants, no more twisted sleeves, no more excess fullness in the upper chest, comfortable necklines, well fitting shoulders, and enough room in the tummy and waist at last!
  • Students will then alter the pattern of their choosing with help from Sandra as they need it. Sandra will review the results again and she will advise how to make future alterations.

Students should bring: one highlighter pen, 3 different color markers, 12-18 inch ruler, curved ruler if they have one, paper scissors, scotch tape, scrap paper for add in alterations.

*Limited to 22 students

Start: May 13, 2016 9:00 am
End: May 13, 2016 4:00 pm
Workshops: Perfecting The Fit
Venue: Maidu Community Center
Address:
1550 Maidu Drive, Rosevilla, CA, 95661, United States
Cost: TBD
To Register: Contact Beth Chambers – 916-759-0121 or 916-995-0442

May 14, 2016

Fashion & Fabric Trunk Show and Power Sewing Toolbox (by Sacramento, CA ASG)

9am-12pm Fashion & Fabric Trunk Show 3 Hour Lecture (includes 1/2 hour break) Sandra Betzina is back with a trunk full of new clothes and patterns to inspire you! In this class, Sandra will concentrate on details which make her garments unique and functional.

Learn how to stabilize and finish necklines in knits and wovens so they do not stretch out of shape and lie flat against the body.

Learn how to inset a finishing strip into a neckline, line knit pants, make perfect sleeve plackets, sharp collar points and some clever new pockets.

12-1pm LUNCH

1-4pm Power Sewing Toolbox 3 Hour Lecture (includes 1/2 hour break)

Let Sandra Betzina share her latest techniques from her just released book: POWER SEWING TOOLBOX.

Eliminate facings with slick easy bindings for rounded and V necklines and armholes.

Learn construction techniques for stretch mesh, bulk free darts in heavy fabrics, ripple free pleats and how to sew 2 different but difficult fabrics together.

PLUS, get the inside story on sewing with bias, making a lining pattern, covering a shoulder pad and embellishment techniques for sleeves.

  • $TBD ASG members,
  • $TBD Non-members
*Price includes lunch and snacks
Start: May 14, 2016 9:00 am
End: May 14, 2016 4:00 pm
Workshops: Fashion & Fabric Trunk Show and Power Sewing Toolbox
Venue: Timber Creek Ballroom
Phone: 95747
Address:
7050 Del Webb Blvd, Roseville, CA, 21228, United States
Cost: $TBD ASG members, $TBD Non-Members
To Register: Contact Beth Chambers – 916-759-0121 or 916-995-0442

October 28, 2016

Afternoons Power Sewing Master’s Class (Atlanta ASG)

Friday, October 28, 2016 – 1-4pm

Power Sewing’s Masters Class 3 Hour Lecture (includes 1/2 hour break) Become the master of technique so that your details are what everyone looks for!

  • Learn to reshape and re-cut collars to avoid  bulk on points and  ends.
  • Master sleeve plackets and cuffs to rival the custom shirt makers.
  • Make welt pockets with flap details, reduce sleeve cap ease and create molded flawless sleeve caps.
  • Master difficult seam joints, non gaping lapels, double piping, stacked trim, creative closures, and perfectly spaced top-stitching.
  • Then learn the secrets of pressing and molding so that your garment looks flawless.

Cost

  • ASG Members $75
  • Non-Members $85
Start: October 28, 2016 1:00 pm
End: October 28, 2016 4:00 pm
Workshops: Power Sewing’s Masters Class
Venue: Hilton Garden Inn Atlanta NW
Phone: (678) 322-1140
Address:
895 Cobb Pl Blvd NW, Kennesaw, GA, 30144, United States
Cost: $75 ASG members, $85 Non-Members
To Register: Contact Julie Barlow – 678-232-5334

October 29, 2016

Fashion & Fabric Trunk Show and Power Sewing Toolbox (Atlanta ASG)

9am-12pm Fashion & Fabric Trunk Show 3 Hour Lecture (includes 1/2 hour break) Sandra Betzina is back with a trunk full of new clothes and patterns to inspire you! In this class, Sandra will concentrate on details which make her garments unique and functional.

Learn how to stabilize and finish necklines in knits and wovens so they do not stretch out of shape and lie flat against the body.

Learn how to inset a finishing strip into a neckline, line knit pants, make perfect sleeve plackets, sharp collar points and some clever new pockets.

12-1pm LUNCH

1-4pm Power Sewing Toolbox 3 Hour Lecture (includes 1/2 hour break)

Let Sandra Betzina share her latest techniques from her just released book: POWER SEWING TOOLBOX.

Eliminate facings with slick easy bindings for rounded and V necklines and armholes.

Learn construction techniques for stretch mesh, bulk free darts in heavy fabrics, ripple free pleats and how to sew 2 different but difficult fabrics together.

PLUS, get the inside story on sewing with bias, making a lining pattern, covering a shoulder pad and embellishment techniques for sleeves.

  • $75 ASG members,
  • $85 Non-members
*Price includes lunch and snacks
Start: October 29, 2016 9:00 am
End: October 29, 2016 4:00 pm
Workshops: Fashion & Fabric Trunk Show and Power Sewing Toolbox
Venue: Ben Robertson Community Center
Address:
2753 Watts Dr, Kennesaw, CA, 30144, United States
Cost: $75 ASG members, $85 Non-Members
To Register: Contact Julie Barlow – 678-232-5334

October 30, 2016

Jacket Fit (Atlanta ASG)

Jacket Fit (6 Hours)-

*Limited to 12 Students 

Disappointed in fit again? Commercial patterns don’t fit – until now that is! Sandra Betzina has designed a new sizing block for Vogue Patterns called “Today’s Fit” with alphabetical rather than numerical sizing ranging from 34-1/2 to 57 inch hip. Come see for yourself!

  • Try on the pretests for jackets.
  • Get tips on fit, including alterations for large and small busts, narrow, sloping, or square shoulders, and rounded or sway back.
  • Alterations will be recorded on a fitting worksheet to take home and apply to your pattern.

Note: In order to obtain accurate measurements, avoid wearing clothing that is too tight or it will distort your figure.

Class Cost

  • $200 ASG members
  • $225 Non-Members

*Lunch and coffee included

Start: October 30, 2016 10:00 am
End: October 30, 2016 4:00 pm
Workshops: Jacket Fit Hands On Sewing Seminar
Venue: Hilton Garden Inn Atlanta NW
Address:
895 Cobb Pl Blvd NW, Kennesaw, 30144, United States
Cost: $200 ASG members, $225 Non-Members
To Register: Contact Julie Barlow – 678-232-5334