Get ready for a Sewing Retreat!

Plano ASG’s annual retreat will be held on February 6th – 9th 2020. Registration will be coming soon! Be on the look-out for the email if you are interested!

Photo by Kris Atomic on Unsplash

We are headed back to Sunset, Texas! Time to pack your sewing gear and spend the weekend with your sewing buddies’ sew-cializing for a few days!… Read the rest

Meet Sheryl – Sewist with a Passion Sewing Socially

How long have you been a member? Since 2012

Sheryls’ s blackwood cardigan for the March Sew My Style 2019 challenge

What do you like to sew? I love sewing garments, especially when I can add a creative element to them.  I also like making my own purses, but more as a need than a creative outlet.… Read the rest

Sewing Machine Maintenance

We’ve heard the old saying cleanliness is next to godliness.  Whether you think that saying holds any truth, it definitely could be rewritten in our community as:

Sewing Machine cleanliness is next to impossible!

Maybe I exaggerate.  But it certainly is an endless task!  On a regular basis, we need to take a minute to clear out the lint in our sewing machines if we want them to function well.  They get all sorts of bits of thread and lint in the bobbin case and under the throat plate that really do get in the way of smooth sewing.  If we are in this sewing gig for the long haul and we want our sewing machine to be in it with us, we need to show it some love on a regular basis.  Plano member Marie B has an older mechanical sewing machine and says she opens it up to clean and oil it after each sewing project is completed which has help it keep sewing for over 35 years.  

But do we need to do more?
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Meet Kelli – Sewist with a heart for kids

Kelli Robertson is a multi-talented member using her skills for good in the community. We are glad she took some time to share what she’s been up to with us.

Kelli
How long have you been a member?

I’ve been a member since 2014.

What do you like to sew?

I really like to sew a little of everything.… Read the rest

Measurements Matter

One of the best parts of being a Member of the Plano Chapter of ASG is learning from other members. I made a personal goal to learn to sew my own clothes. I quickly ran into fitting issues and learned that I needed help. I brought a blouse that I was working on to the Designing Divas neighborhood group, and two wonderful ASG members offered to help me with fitting.… Read the rest

Meet Monica – Leader of Project Sew

Since Monica joined Plano ASG in 2014, she has been busy spreading her enthusiasm for sewing to DFW and beyond!

She does so many things and you can find everything she does on her sewing and DIY website called That’s Sew Monica.… Read the rest

Social Media and ASG

By Sheryl Belson

Social media…  to some it is a dirty word; to some it is their source of connection; and to some it is a word you don’t quite understand yet.  We get that!  And since a lot of chapter news published this year has been on social media, we wanted to provide a little bit of information to help you find it. 

To find us on Facebook, click here: https://www.facebook.com/PlanoASGsews/

To find us on Instagram, click here: https://www.instagram.com/planoasg/?hl=en

If you don’t have an account, it is easy to set one up.  Here are a few tips.

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Shark Teeth Embellishment Workshop


Have you ever wanted to add a special couture touch to your sewing projects? Well this workshop is for you!

Different arrangements of the embellishment

Jami Roux will be teaching this workshop about fabric Origami (also known as Shark’s Teeth). Participants who complete the class will learn how to create a fabric band embellished with folded and clipped tucks forming a variety of patterns.… Read the rest

Meet Maggie Tinnin, Neighborhood Group Leader for Quiltin’ B’s and Maggie’s Minions

My name is Margaret Tinnin, but I prefer to go by Maggie. I joined ASG in 2002 or 2003 (I think) and have been a member ever since. In 2004 when the Plano Neighborhood Group broke off from the Dallas Chapter and formed the Plano Chapter, I was one of the charter members.… Read the rest