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Sewing Guild Show n’ Share

When I moved to Jackson, TN last year, I gathered some new sewing friends and we started an independent ‘club’ – the Jackson Sewing Guild.  While still small, we generally average about 8-10 gals who love to sew.  We meet twice each month, with our first meeting a ‘lesson’ from someone and ‘Show n Share’.  The second meeting is for working on the charity we have adopted:  Days for Girls.

Even when our numbers are small, we have a great time.  Our meeting this week was one of those great days – 5 of us, just sharing and learning from each other.  I thought you might like to see what was shared.

Linda’s Cork Clutch Purse and Checkbook Cover

Cork Purse

Clutch handle

Linda amazes us each month with what she has made.  She especially loves to create accessories.  Her eyes lit up when I showed her the new Cork Fabric I can get, so she weakened and invested in some of the natural AND the mint green.  She’s still ‘thinking through’ her exact plan for the green – and we’re sure it will be AMAZING when it is done.  Check out the inside of her purse.  I thought it was really smart to do it out of a pre-quilted cotton.  And, all accomplished with no pattern – as usual for this clever gal.  Cork does show needle holes, so she shared that she utilized good old black office clips for holding things together while stitching.  Oh – and it all began when she saw the cork and realized she had some cork-heeled espadrille shoes.And don’t you love the tassel?  It is just vinyl with a laminate backing – like my maroon vinyl table cloth – just cut in narrow strips and bound with a piece of cork.

The cork fabric is pretty new on the market.  If you google for it – many sources will come up.  Cork fabric actually comes in LOTS of colors.  I currently have a 1/2 yard piece left in stock.  Find it HERE.  My supplier has spotty availability of all the colors, so I haven’t put t