(Not Just ) Plano Chapter

Love to sew? Want techniques and inspiration? Meet others at the Plano Chapter of the American Sewing Guild and be inspired, informed, and entertained! Our members hail from all over North TX and Southern OKLA. Check out the Dallas chapter at www.sewdallas.org GUESTS WELCOME!
Sewing Classes

Sewing Classes

Plano Chapter of American Sewing Guild sewing class options: Classes for youth:  We offer a once per month hands on sewing project. Class for youth 6 – 8 is called Tiny Tag.  It is generally on the 3rd Saturday of...continue reading
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Preparing to Sew - What you need to know

Preparing to Sew – What you need to know

It is January a new year, I am sure you have lots of sewing projects planned for 2016.  Before you sew here are a few tips of preparation. When shopping and you fall in love with a fabric but you are not exactly sure what you will create.  Here is a general guideline that several...
January 28th - 31st Sewing and Project Retreat - Register by 1/15 !

January 28th – 31st Sewing and Project Retreat – Register by 1/15 !

Registration closes January 15th !!! Pack your bags and your sewing room for three days of sewing with your fellow sewists. Come and bring your new projects or unfinished works. Start off by claiming your Retreat Goodie Bag Optional excursion to fabric store on Friday AM with demo & gift bag Optional knitting with beads...
Project Sew 2016

Project Sew 2016

Click here to register You are welcome to work on your own projects, but here are the projects we will be teaching for January and the supply lists.  Note, cutting and pressing stations will be provided.  All of the January projects will keep you warm and can be made quickly! For hat – 1/2 yard...
Fashion Design Sketches by Nancy B. Hamon

Fashion Design Sketches by Nancy B. Hamon

Exhibit runs September 24 – December 13, 2015 Hawn Gallery, Hamon Arts Library  @ Southern Methodist University The exhibition features fashion design sketches, circa 1933-1942, by Nancy B. Hamon (1918-2011) from the Jake and Nancy Hamon Papers, housed in Jerry Bywaters Special Collections in the Hamon Arts Library, which is celebrating its 25th anniversary. Mrs....
Annual Luncheon and Election of Officers Saturday, October 17 at 11 AM

Annual Luncheon and Election of Officers Saturday, October 17 at 11 AM

It’s that time again…..  Time to celebrate all we have experienced together as a chapter in the past year and look forward to all we hope to accomplish together in 2016.  In keeping with the idea of celebration, we will be enjoying a theatrical theme this year. All The World’s a Stage!  Come enjoy a...
National Sewing Month Community Service Sew In

National Sewing Month Community Service Sew In

Free Community Sewing Event Sunday, Sept. 13th 1:30 – 4:30 PM Richardson Heights Recreation Center 711 W. Arapaho Road  Richardson, TX  75080 Experienced and Beginners welcome!   Never sewn before?  That is ok!  This is a great project to start. We will be providing supplies, tools, notions and sewing machines or bring your own. We...
Row by Row Experience Shop Hop

Row by Row Experience Shop Hop

What is a Shop Hop?  There are many kinds but in this article, we will stick to quilt stores.  A Shop Hop is a group of quilt stores who agree to participate in a common program for a limited length of time to produce a common quilt.  Each store might sell one block in the...
Leather handbags another perspective

Leather handbags another perspective

Leather Handbags My summer projects have been focused on leather handbags. My first handbag was a bucket bag, adapted from a pattern by Fabu-Leather. I used beautiful lightweight leather purchased in New York, on my shopping adventure with Sheryl documented in a previous post.   The big question with sewing leather is :  Can I sew it...