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Inland Empire Chapter

Riverside & San Bernardino Regions, Southern CA

Sewing, Sharing, and Learning Among Friends

Sewing Studio

Neighborhood Groups

quilt, garment, accessory, decor, embroidery, and fiber arts

Let your creativity be your guide.

The Inland Empire Chapter has 6 Neighborhood Groups that meet monthly.  The groups each feature different projects and programs.

December Neighborhood Group Meetings

Join friends at a NG meeting this month!

Corona NG

Monday, Dec. 4

Meetings on the 1st Monday of the month from 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Sewn Together, 1700 Hamner Ave., Norco.  

December:   Annual gift exchange and planning meeting.

Project:     small scissor sheath and maybe a surprise project.

No meeting in January.


Temecula Valley NG

Not meeting in Dec.

See you on Jan. 2

Meetings on the 1st Tuesday of the month from 10:00 am – 12:00 pm.

Moore’s Sewing & Vacuum, 26490 Ynez Rd., Temecula

Fabric Arts of Riverside (FAR) NG

Date Change:

Tuesday, Dec. 5


 Meetings on the 3rd Tuesday of the month, 1:00 – 3:00 pm

Arlington Public Library, 9556 Magnolia, Riverside.

2024 Planning

Project:  How to couch thread, yard and trims taught by Betty

For more information Click Here

12 Month Challenge NG


Monday, Dec. 11

Meetings on the 2nd Monday of the month, 10:00 – 11:30 am,

Westmont Village Sewing Studio, 17050 Arnold Drive, Riverside.  

Be inspired to create one project a month and

share your projects with a group of like-minded sewists

For more information Click Here

Sit, Sew & Snack NG

San Bernardino

Saturday, Dec. 16


Meetings on the 3rd Saturday of the month from 10:00 am – 2:00 pm First Congregational United Church of Christ, 3041 N. Sierra Way, San Bernardino.

A potluck lunch is in the middle between 10:00 am – 2:00 pm.

Monthly program: Show & Share; work on your own projects or help a friend.

Step Up! NG


Not meeting in Dec.

See you on Jan. 22

Meetings on the 4th Monday of the month, 10 am -12:00 pm

Westmont Village Sewing Studio, 17050 Arnold Drive, Riverside.

Monthly focus is on individual commitment to growing and improving sewing skills of YOUR choice. Come prepared to share

1 – 3 goals of your choosing. 

For more information Click Here

**Members:  contact information on the  Members Only page. 

Non-members:  Use "Contact Us" to request.

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American Sewing 


The only national organization dedicated to Advancing Sewing as an Art and Life Skill.

Made up of local chapters with a  membership which includes beginner to advanced sewists.

 Holiday Sewing Ideas

*Glitter Shrug  Click Here

*Braided Fabric Christmas Wreath Click Here


*Flame-Free Fabric Menorah Click Here

*Kwanzaa Table Mat

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Community Service Acts of Sewing Kindness

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Facebook Feature

Curved Piecing Quilt by Margaret

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Check out more pictures of the process !

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Member In Focus

A New Country and a First Sewing Machine

Christina’s Story in Her Own Words

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When I retired I decided to make sewing my main hobby and joined ASG .  That was one of the best decisions I have ever made. It is so inspiring to meet and be with others who like to do the same thing.  I was asked to join the Chapter Advisory Board and have served as president for 4 years.


ASGIE Member 26 Years

Former ASGIE President, 4 years

Fashion Show Coordinator

12 Months Challenge Neighborhood Group Leader

Step Up!  Neighborhood Group Member

Christina’s Breezy Summer Harem Pants and Scarf


I was always a rather conservative dresser but admired people who wore scarves , lace, ruffles,  flowing garments, etc. Now I could try it all and found I liked wearing something different from store-bought.   I really liked the challenge of finding a piece of fabric, in this case donated by Monica, and trying to figure out what to do with it.


I used Judy Kessinger’s basic pants pattern and placed the front and back together to eliminate the side seam.  That made the legs wider. I made a large hem to accommodate the 1” wide elastic. I pieced the leftover scraps of fabric together to sew a matching scarf.  The challis fabric and this style of pants feels very cool in the summer and are fun to wear. 


I have used Judy Kessinger’s pattern probably more than 10 times after adjusting the fit the first few times. It feels good to have a basic pattern that fits and if I could just keep my body the same size it would even be better!  My goal is to create a basic sloper and draft my own patterns.


I thank all my ASG Sewing Sisters for their love and support.  I would not be where I am today without you!

And ASGIE thanks Christina for her many wonderful contributions!  We wouldn’t be the same without her!

I started to sew at age 21. I immigrated to the USA from the Netherlands (Holland) in 1962 when I was 20.  I brought 2 summer dresses and 2 winter outfits and had $10 in my pocket. I married a Dutch guy who earned minimum wage and had no money to buy clothes.

I went to the auction to buy a sewing machine.   I went to Sears to try on some dresses to figure out what size I was because I had no idea. I had never sewn before. Then I went to the fabric store, bought a pattern and some fabric and taught myself to sew.  This shows how dumb I was: my first fabric was a plaid and the pattern had princess seams!  I learned through trial and error but really liked it.  I sewed my own dresses, my kids’ clothes, and my husband’s shirts.  I never tried tailoring.  When my oldest daughter learned to sew in Middle School, she started sewing her own clothes and somehow during her sewing adventures she met Peggy and learned about ASG. 




Fiber Arts of Riverside (FAR) Neighborhood Group members have been working on their own community sewing project by stuffing and sewing 70 animal beds for the Department of Animal Services in Riverside County.  They also made enough pads to fill 4 big bags.







Delivery Day

FAR Leader Pats in a note to the group: "We mighty few really accomplished a LOT.  You should be very proud of this 'giving'. 

Thank you all."

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Plano Chapter

Vogue V8897 Shift Dress

6 week Sew Along  click here

Detailed instructions for beginner to advanced sewists; whether learning new techniques or brushing up.


 1.  Getting Ready to Sew

2.  Cutting

3.  Sewing the Front

4. Sewing Back and Pockets

 5. Collar, Facing, and Sleeves

6.  Hem Band and Finishing 

Community Service
70 Dog and Cat Beds Donated !

New Feature
Tutorials from ASG Chapters Around the Nation


Upcoming 2024 Chapter Events

Planning Underway


How to Join Our Chapter


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