(Not Just ) Plano Chapter

Love to sew? Want more techniques and inspiration? Meet others who sew at the Plano Chapter of the American Sewing Guild and be inspired, informed, and entertained! Our members hail from all over North Texas and Southern Oklahoma. Also check out the Dallas chapter at www.sewdallas.org
Show us your style Fashion Show June 20th

Show us your style Fashion Show June 20th

Event details I’ve got a style, she’s got a style, he’s got a style….What’s YOUR style?  That’s what this year’s Plano ASG annual fashion show is all about.   Saturday, June 20th 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM at 4141 International Parkway,...continue reading
Dallas Fair Park "Project Sew"

Dallas Fair Park “Project Sew”

In coordination with Fair Park – Plano ASG will be offering “Project Sew”.   Project Sew will feature monthly projects organized by Plano ASG.   It will meet on the 4th Monday from 10 am – 8 pm in the...continue reading
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Adventures with the creation of leather handbags

Adventures with the creation of leather handbags

A multiple part series, tips and techniques  for sewing handbags with leather and other heavy fabrics. My past experience with leather was sewing some purchased leather binding trim for a denim skirt.  I “knew”  not to pin, and to sew with a leather needle.  Unfortunately, when I washed that skirt the color faded all over...
Seam Finishes without a Serger - Hands on Techniques on Saturday class

Seam Finishes without a Serger – Hands on Techniques on Saturday class

Welcome to the Plano ASG Techniques on Saturday !  Build on and improve your sewing techniques with Jami.  This month is a bring your sewing machine class to learn many different ways to “finish” your seams.  These techniques are applicable to any type of sewing:  fashion, home decor and accessories. SATURDAY May 23rd   Seam...
Project Runway Junior Casting Call

Project Runway Junior Casting Call

Project Runway Junior – Casting call!    Not to be confused with the Threads Junior program that ran earlier this year, this is a production from the producers of the Emmy-nominated show Project Runway. They are now searching for the next generation’s big names in fashion. Selected teen designers will have the opportunity to compete for cash prizes and a scholarship...
The Fabric Affair

The Fabric Affair

A New Friend in an Old Place   If you have been around Richardson, Plano and Dallas for any length of time you probably have been to or heard about The Fabric Affair.  Last year the store closed and then re-opened under new ownership in the same location.  The new owners are Chris & Cathy...
A Wardrobe Purge

A Wardrobe Purge

Lately, every time I step into my closet I get overwhelmed with the unknown. What do I really have in there, how much of this stuff is useless to me? I’ve been thinking about re-organizing my closet lately but was not inspired until the first day of spring. I’ve been reading blogs about the minimalist...
Special Events brings Pamela Leggett to Plano

Special Events brings Pamela Leggett to Plano

Is now Sold Out!!!  Waiting list option available Are you ready to make that perfect garment but afraid that it will look homemade?  Many times the pattern directions are confusing and give poor results.  The difference between “just OK” and “fabulous” are often simple techniques in stitching, pressing and products.  Join us for an all-day...
Textile Conservation

Textile Conservation

What comes to mind when you think about preserving our history? We’re familiar with preserving famous paintings, architecture, furniture, and historical documents, but where do textiles fit when you think of history? Because textiles are thought of as utilitarian, they rank at the bottom when conserving history comes to mind. But, how can you think about your personal...
Material Girls Wet Felting Field Trip

Material Girls Wet Felting Field Trip

A cold Tuesday in January – What better time to have Material Girls venture to Farmersville to the Fancy Fibers Store to learn how to Wet Felt using the dryer for the felting process. Seven of us gathered around Mary Berry’s Fancy Fibers Store, first spending time just “petting” the beautiful roving. We each had...