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Saturday, March 14

10:30 am-3:30 pm

Seniors’ Center (The Barn), Dog Pound Rd./Clifton Municipal Complex, Clifton Ave. & Van Houten Ave., Clifton, NJ


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Join us to learn how to create the very best buttonholes!

Topics to be covered include:

  • Buttonhole placement and spacing

  • Tips for successful machine-made buttonholes

  • Rx for buttonhole faux pas

  • Enhancing the basic buttonhole

  • Easy Snap Bound Buttonholes

  • Triangular Bound Buttonholes

  • Origami Buttonholes

  • Embroidered Buttonholes

 This workshop is conducted by ASG NJ member Anne Marie Soto who is also the former editor of ASG Notions magazine and the author of many sewing articles and books, including "Simplicity's Simply the Best Sewing Book" (1988 and 2001 editions).


July 9-12, 2020
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Supplies you need to bring:

Sewing machine in good working order

Extension cord with power strip

Basic sewing supplies

Brown bag lunch

Cookies to share - home-baked OR store-bought

Container if you want to take any "left-over" cookies home

Supplies provided:

Kits for making sample buttonholes

Take-home instructions for buttonhole techniques

Coffee, tea, sugar, artificial sweetener, milk, napkins, plates, hot water


Refreshments: Mid-afternoon coffee and tea will be provided. Please bring a dessert to share.


Stash for Cash: Your sewing room overflow may be someone else’s sewing treasure. Fabrics, patterns,  books, notions . . . bring them along! We ask that you leave a donation of 25¢ per item that you take home. The money collected goes into our chapter treasury for future programs.


Location: Seniors' Center (The Barn), Dog Pound Rd./Clifton Municipal Complex, Clifton Ave. & Van Houten Ave., Clifton, N.J.


Kit fee: ASG members: $20; non-members: $25

Pre-registration and kit fee pre-payment required. Deadline: March 7, 2020

For details on how to register and pay, email and put Buttonholes in the subject line.

Note: Pre-register today! Workshop is limited to 25 people.


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