(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
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IT TAKES A BIONIC BRAIN TO MAKE A BIONIC BAG

IT TAKES A BIONIC BRAIN TO MAKE A BIONIC BAG

10 Plano Chapter ASG members signed up for a day class at the Best Little Retreat Center in Dallas.  We all wanted guidance to make the Bionic Bag…the instructions on Craftsy are 84 pages long!  And there’s a video that the creator keeps on referring the sewer to.  She goes on and on, actually not...
Every fabric has a home

Every fabric has a home

Every fabric has its day…or use.  At our recent farmers Market fabric sales I watched as our shoppers looked through our selection, delighting when they found a treasure.  One roll of fabric was always set to the side, its pattern was not obvious and the colors had no charm.  Toward the end of the sale...
Sheryl’s Creative Journey into the land of Koos

Sheryl’s Creative Journey into the land of Koos

In 2017 I decided to set a goal of growing my creative skills.  These do not come naturally to me.  I am a process/rows-and-columns kind of thinker by nature.  As I set out to look for way to achieve that goal, I decided to sign up for Marla Kazell’s Koos coat workshop.  In September, I...

Mary Ray at Plano chapter of American Sewing Guild

The Plano chapter of the American Sewing Guild hosted Mary Ray (http://www.maryraydesigns.com) on September 29th and 30th, 2017. Mary Ray is a contributing editor at Threads Magazine (http://www.threadsmagazine.com/). She is currently teaching Apparel Construction and Flat Pattern Design part-time at Appalachian State University in Boone, North Carolina. Outside of App State, she teaches classes, workshops...
Website accolades

Website accolades

  Thanks to all who contributed to this award.  Especially Nienke W. for the initial creation. This message came with the award: Greetings Sheryl & Markita:  It was no surprise to me that the Plano Chapter was selected for this year’s Website of the Year Award by the ASG Board of Directors – the Plano...
Keep up with fiber related happenings around North Texas

Keep up with fiber related happenings around North Texas

There are so many events related to sewing, crafts, and all things fiber.   How to keep up?   We post happenings in 2 places.  First there is the monthly calendar of Plano American Sewing Guild neighborhood group meetings.  These are also listed on our calendar (on the right sidebar) and on meetup.com.  On our...
Fashion exhibits now in Dallas

Fashion exhibits now in Dallas

Two beautiful, interesting and inspiring exhibits to view in Dallas. The exhibition “Reimagining the Kimono,” presented by the Texas Fashion Collection of the University of North Texas is at North Park between Neimans Marcus and Dillards.   It runs now through June 27th.   It features not only traditional Japanese kimonos like the uchikake see in...
Who is going to be traveling this summer?

Who is going to be traveling this summer?

Me !   Yes, I love my life of world wide travel.   I also love the community of PatternReview.com.   I volunteered to be a first time Pattern Review contest manager.  And the contest is “Travel Wardrobe”. For those of you not familiar with this site, it functions on a Freemium structure.  You can...