The Sewing Room News from Columbia River Sewing

New Books – Something For Everyone

You may be looking for a gift for someone who sews or making a wish list for yourself. Here are some new titles to consider: Sew Beautiful: Make Stylish Handmade Clothing with Simple Stitch-and-Wear...

Community Service Update – July 2020

Providence Portland New Beginnings Our first set of 25-30 maternity cinch bags went to Providence Portland’s New Beginnings program about a month ago. The original plan was to deliver them in late March, but,...

Book Review: Overdressed

Over-Dressed: The Shockingly High Cost of Cheap Fashion by Elizabeth L. Cline This eye-opening book was first published in 2012. It was an immediate success, and the paperback came out the next year with an...

Anne Whalley Returns

If you’ve never attended one of Anne Whalley’s presentations or classes, here’s a look at the experience based on her three classes for our guild the first weekend in March. The classes were held...

Learning from Kirsten Wolff

February 8, we brought our note-taking tools and our sergers along to the quarterly meeting. One of our talented and knowledgeable members, Kirsten Sidney Wolff, presented a morning overview called “Get Off on the...

Community Service Sewing

The last weeks and months have been among the strangest many of us have ever encountered—so very much of our daily lives have been up-ended and as we survey our neighborhoods, city, state, country...

Sewing Resources While Social Distancing

While COVID-19 has put a temporary hold on our local meetings, we still have our sewing machines at home. The local sewing community is here to help. Bolt Neighborhhood Fabric While Bolt has suspended...

CRS Response to COVID-19

Meetings To keep our members, guests and community safe, we have canceled all local meetings until further notice. We are investigating online meetings using Zoom. Check out a very brief tutorial on Zoom. When...

Special Event with Anne Whalley

Columbia River Sewing welcomes Anne Whalley back to Portland for a special two-day event. Join us for one, two, or all three presentations. SATURDAY, 10AM-Noon The Marriage of Fabrics and Patterns Create the clothes that...