Special Events and Workshops

updated 1.3.2021

Special Events

Leah Boyan Registration

Registration deadline is January 15 ! Please mail your registration and check to:
Ellen Daly 3547 Desert Garden Dr.  Lake Havasu City, AZ 86404. Or contact Treasurer Sandy at 360-802-9338 if you wish to pay with credit or debit.

Please join us for the first 5th Saturday event of 2021!  We’re honored to host Leah Boyan of AWayWeSew.com, renowned teacher and ASG member

With a background in teaching adults both on land (for the Gates Foundation) and at sea (aboard Princess Cruise Lines), Leah brings a straightforward yet entertaining approach to educating adults. She started her company, A Way We Sew, to help her fellow avid sewists sew more and stress less. Leah has taught multiple classes at Esther’s Fabrics on Bainbridge Island, and presented at the Virtual 2020 ASG National Convention, and is looking forward to presenting at the 2021 ASG National Convention in July. Leah has led several online sewing events and is currently developing an online sewing course, How to build a better shirt: sew the classic Oxford button-down collar shirt with all the fixin’s.

Leah first joined the American Sewing Guild in the mid-90’s. She’s been a member of the Seattle Chapter since 2000, when she served two years as community service chair.

Session 1: In Seam Pocket with a Lining. 

Date: Jan 30th, 2021 

Time: 10-11:30am

Location: Zoom event – link will be sent upon signing up. Event will also be taped and link to video sent 48 hrs after session date. 

Cost: $20

Class Description:   Join Leah as she demonstrates how to sew a “seamless”, sturdy, bulk-free in-seam pocket in six simple seams! So many benefits to this approach, we can hardly list them here. Strong enough to hold your phone, your keys, or your hand, this method uses NO slashing, and results in a smooth, bulk-free finish with a French seam pocket bag. 

Product Discount Code: 50% off the Inseam Pocket kit Kit is normally $15. 

Kit not required, but we suggest purchasing the kit after attending the zoom class demonstration. Kits includes everything you need to sew the inseam pocket – with pre-printed muslin samples with all the stitching cutting, and other guidelines printed directly on the fabric! It’s like paint-by-numbers for sewing! Kit also includes professionally illustrated, step-by-step instructions. You’ll also receive a link to our how-to videos. Please visit awaywesew.com for more information.

Discount code will be sent upon signup.

Session 2: Collar Band 

Date: Jan 30th, 2021

Time: 12pm-1:30pm

Location: Zoom event. Link will be sent upon signing up. Event will also be taped, link to video sent 48 hrs after session date. 

Cost: $20

Class description: If you joined Leah at the National ASG Virtual Conference, you’ll be ready for the “next step” in collar making – making a collar band to beat the band! If you didn’t join her – get ready for band practice! In this presentation, we’ll demonstrate A Way We Sew a classic shirt collar band, with a straight join between band and placket and consistent top stitching inside and out. We have lots of resources on the collar band, please visit awaywesew.com forum. Class includes a free download for the “collar band” lesson. Download will be sent upon signup. 



Spring Fling

May 22, 2021: Emerald Queen Conference Center, Fife to be determined depending on the health situation. If you think of something you want to teach, complete this form

Spring Fling Teacher Information 2020