Wednesday, January 19, 2022

February Meeting: Zero Waste Sewing with Liz Haywood


For our February meeting (Tues Feb 8, 7 pm on Zoom) we are delighted to welcome Liz Haywood directly from Australia! 

Liz is an expert in Zero Waste sewing, a technique that, not surprisingly, results in no scraps or fabric waste. She can be found on her blog,, or on IG at @lizhaywood3754 if you want to investigate her cool patterns ahead of time -- she also has a 2020 book called Zero Waste Sewing. 

Liz will be sharing her philosophy and best practices for zero waste sewing and why we might be interested in this form of sewing. Looking forward to lots of learning!

Don't forget, there is no membership fee while we are online, so invite any sewing friends you think may be interested to check us out. 

Wednesday, January 5, 2022

January Meeting: Menswear With Julian Collins


The Stratford Garment Guild is very excited to announce that our speaker for our first Zoom meeting of the year is Julian Collins! 

Julian Collins is a force of nature in the sewing world, reviewing menswear patterns, serving as a Bernina and Laurastar brand ambassador, running his own FB group "Sew Manly", writing for Sew News, & being featured on numerous podcasts, among many other activities. 

He will be sharing his experiences as a male sewist as well as his take on the current state of men's or masculine presenting clothing in the sewing world. He'll also be sharing a little on his extensive machine collection. We'll even get a bit of a trunk show from him, sharing some of his notable pieces! You can check him out on IG at @juliancreates or at his website 

Remember that SGG meetings this year are open to all, no paid membership required, so if you know someone who is interested in menswear, bright colours, or creativity and joy be sure to invite them to join in on Tuesday Jan 11 at 7 pm. 

Zoom link will be shared closer to the meeting date. Hope to see you all then.

Topic: Stratford Garment Guild
Time: Jan 11, 2022 07:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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Meeting ID: 820 6777 6030