(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!
Dallas Fort Worth Area Fabric and Fiber Shopping Map

Dallas Fort Worth Area Fabric and Fiber Shopping Map

    We are excited to announce the first ever Dallas/Fort Worth Fabric and Fiber Shopping Map!!! Susan Annand from www.DesignSynse.com  in conjunction with the Plano TX Chapter of the American Sewing Guild invites you to enjoy all of the...continue reading
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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Adventures of a traveling sewist

Adventures of a traveling sewist

I count myself very lucky that I have been able to travel about North and South America and Europe.  Soon my travels will take me farther afield, but for now, I would like to share with you my recent adventures in Europe. In early November, I spent 5 days in London.  Since I have in...
If you think there is something wrong with your machine.....

If you think there is something wrong with your machine…..

You are probably right!  You just have to find the right repair person. I have been very frustrated with my Viking Diamond Royale in recent months.  It made terrible noise when I sewed on anything (even when embroidering) and shredded my thread.  A machine that expensive shouldn’t act that way. New needles, new thread, different stitch...
Sewing and Designing Resources

Sewing and Designing Resources

I just wanted to share  some of my favorite resources for fashion design and sewing.  I love books, maybe it is my age or desired learning style. Books Our local chapter has collected a great many books that are available to check out for a month at a time to any member of ASG.  To...
Couture exhibit and talk at Houston Museum of Fine Art

Couture exhibit and talk at Houston Museum of Fine Art

High Society: The Portraits of Franz X. Winterhalter, featured exhibit at the Fine Art Museum of Houston through August 12th, 2016. Franz Xaver Winterhalter, the 19th century’s most renowned portraitist of European aristocracy, captured the elegance and opulence of his distinguished sitters with an unrivaled brilliance. The comprehensive exhibition High Society: The Portraits of Franz X. Winterhalter...
ASG National Conference Highlights

ASG National Conference Highlights

As your chapter President, I attended the 2016 national conference.  The first evening and 2nd day of the conference have separate track for Presidents or their delegates.  Thursday was the annual meeting of the corporate members.   Chapter awards were as follows:  Newsletter: Houston  Website: Indianapolis         Chapter Growth:  West Oakland Michigan ....
Gathering in Chicago - Pattern Review Weekend 2016

Gathering in Chicago – Pattern Review Weekend 2016

Pattern Review Weekend 2016 – Chicago I just returned home from an amazing 3 day weekend with my sewing people.   15 years ago, a new sewer, computer programmer decided to create a gathering space for sewing folk.  Today the site has over 400,000 members across the world.   I will admit I am not...
Anyone can win it motivation and sewing tip from Louise Cutting

Anyone can win it motivation and sewing tip from Louise Cutting

We just finished a weekend hosting Louise Cutting from http://www.cuttinglinedesigns.com/    Fabrique Fabrics  hosted a champagne trunk show of Cutting Line Patterns on Friday evening, and all day Saturday participants learned how to measure, identify and solve common fitting issues.  We are proud that we can host nationally recognized sewing instructors, and would love all input...
A Visit to Stetson Hat Factory

A Visit to Stetson Hat Factory

The more you know about how something is created, the more you can appreciate the craftsmanship.  This applies to not only garments, but also hats.  Recently, members of Plano ASG along with members of the Dallas Millinery Society toured the HatCo Stetson/Resistol factory in Garland, TX.    John Stetson first marketed the iconic cowboy hat...