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Tour Britex Fabrics + Q&A with Douglas
Let's meetup at Britex Fabrics and get a special tour from Douglas, the dapper staff member who has chatted with us about silk and wool over the past few years. He has useful advice and tips for sewing luscious fabrics. All attendees will receive a discount coupon to use on regularly priced fabrics. This meetup is limited to 25 people. Please join the waitlist if you don't make it on the RSVP list. People often change their RSVP to No and then a space will open up to the first person on the wait list. NOTE: Regardless of which list you are on (Yes list, Wait list), please update your RSVP if you can no longer attend. Then the next person on the wait list will move into the open spot. You can change your RSVP status until 5 pm on Friday, April 13, the day before the meetup. • What to bring: Notebook to take notes. • How to get there: If you are taking public transportation, get off at the Montgomery BART stop and walk a little over one block down Post St. to get to Britex, which is at 117 Post St., next to Gumps. Many Muni lines run near Britex, which is less than 2 blocks from Market St. If you are driving, it is tough to find street parking. But there are parking garages in the Union Square area. The Sutter Stockton garage is likely your cheapest option - 444 Stockton (at Sutter). Union Square garage is also reasonable - 333 Post St. They are each 3 to 4 blocks from Britex.

Britex Fabrics

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Sewing can be a solitary activity. Though many of us connect via blogs and social media, getting together in person still has a special place.

Bay Area Sewists is a modern-day sewing circle, where we can meet in person and share inspiration and techniques, sew and shop for fabric together, swap patterns and fabric, and much more. The group was founded by Meghan Hunt of Made by Meg ( in 2012 who was the organizer until the end of 2013. In January 2014, Chuleenan Svetvilas of C Sews ( became the group's organizer and coordinated more than 30 meeutups since then.

To join Bay Area Sewists, there is a 90-day trial period. After that, you'll need to pay a $10 annual membership fee. The membership fee helps cover the fee Meetup charges to use its platform and other organizer expenses. (See FAQs below.) For more info, contact Chuleenan via the Meetup page.

You can also follow Bay Area Sewists on Twitter @BA_Sewists (, Facebook ( and Instagram (@bayareasewists ( for meeting updates and news. Bay Area Sewists members can also join the private Facebook group (

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Happy Sewing!

Bay Area Sewists


Can anyone join Bay Area Sewists?
Sure! If you have an interest in sewing - whether you are just learning to sew or you are an expert costumer - you are welcome to join the group. Our members range from people who have been sewing for less than a year to people who teach sewing professionally.

How does the membership payment work?
You can join the group for free for 90 days. When you begin your 90-day trial, you are notified that Membership Dues automatically renew. Meetup uses WePay to process dues. Following your initial payment, you can see on your Meetup group profile when your member dues were last paid and when they are due to be automatically paid. Additionally, you can see the option to ‘Stop Member Dues,’ preventing dues from automatically renewing.

If you don't want to pay via WePay, the payment system Meetup uses, you can pay Chuleenan, the organizer, via PayPal or Venmo. Just ask Chuleenan for her PayPal/Venmo info (click on her profile on the Meetup page). Or you can pay in person at a meetup and she will note your dues payment in the system.

NOTE: One day before member dues are scheduled to automatically renew, members receive a message titled “Your Bay Area Sewists dues will renew soon.” You will have the option to halt the payment, but if no action is taken, the payment will be processed the following day.

Why do you charge dues and what do you do with the money?

It is not free to use the Meetup platform. For a group of our size, it costs nearly $200 a year. Your dues goes toward covering this fee. Also, there are other expenses, such as office and meetup supplies, and payment processing fees. Additionally, many hours are spent planning and organizing each meetup and building relationships with local businesses and indie pattern designers. Sometimes there are transportation costs to meet with business owners. After all expenses are paid, any extra money will now compensate the organizer.

Can I submit an idea for a meetup?
Yes, we welcome suggestions for activities and venues! Just message Chuleenan.

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