Sewing for the holidays - in July? YES!

Our hearty band of members pictured here got a good jumpstart on Christmas gift-giving at our annual Christmas in July Sew-in.  

 Our 2023 Christmas in July event held July 20 at the UAW Local 2209 Union Hall, 5820 East 900 North, Roanoke, IN (near the GM plant) was a hit! . Our chapter leaders had developed a variety of projects to make our holidays bright, cheery and applaud-worthy!  Holiday decorations by our dear UAW friend Donna (pictured above at left) set the stage and we enjoyed yummy Christmas cookies to help set the mood. 

Projects included a chevron placemat, reversible apron, infinity scarf with a hidden zipper pocket, travel pillow ready for embroidery, mini-stocking garland, wine tote and Christmas tree napkins.  In case you missed the fun, the projects and instructions are below. Hope to see you there next year!  

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Projects presented by our neighborhood groups were ( top left to right) Christmas Tree Napkin, Infinity Scarf with hidden pocket, Spiral Pillow with machine embroidery, (bottom left to right) Chevron Placemat, Reversible apron with spaghetti bias tree design, Mini Stocking Garland and Holiday Wine Tote.  See the supply lists and instructions below.

Christmas Tree Napkins

Submitted by Pieced Together NG

(Makes four napkins)

Supply List and Instructions
Adobe Acrobat Document 5.2 MB

Reversible Apron with Spaghetti Bias instructions

Submitted by Garment District

Supply List and Instructions
Adobe Acrobat Document 4.8 MB

Wine Tote

Submitted by Julie Harber,  Special Events Chair

Supply List and Instructions
Adobe Acrobat Document 2.5 MB

Infinity Scarf with Hidden Pocket

Submitted by Judy's Girls

(Fabric listed makes 3 scarves)

Supply List and Instructions
Adobe Acrobat Document 475.6 KB

Chevron Placemat

Submitted by Sew Creative NG

Van Wert, OH

(Supply list makes one 12" x 16" placemat) 

Supply List and Instructions
Adobe Acrobat Document 824.8 KB

Mini Christmas Stocking Garland 

Submitted by Sew Fun NG


Supply List

Fat quarters of Christmas fabric 

Bakers Twine 

Mini clips – The ones we use for sewing look cute and there are also others offered with paper crafting supplies and online 


Sewing machine and supplies. To make sewing easier, have a ¼-inch foot and a zipper foot on hand. 

Adobe Acrobat Document 2.3 MB

Spiral Pillow

Submitted by Machine Embroidery NG

(Original design by Lydia Young)  

Adobe Acrobat Document 1.7 MB