(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
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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...
An Epic Weekend of Fashion, Sewing & Style!

An Epic Weekend of Fashion, Sewing & Style!

The Sew-cial Media Darling Meet Mimi Goodwin – I think the most famous Fashion, Sewing & Style forward blogger. You may argue that there are other sewing bloggers that are famous too. However, are they also promoting fashion (I mean today’s fashion, not fuddy-duddy looks) and style? On her blog, MimiGStyle shows us how to...
Sure, I would LOVE to test your pattern.

Sure, I would LOVE to test your pattern.

Recently, I had the fun experience of being a pattern tester for three independent pattern designers.   Let me introduce them to you: Itch to Stitch   Kennis Wong is the owner and designer of this pattern line.   While she received her masters of business from the University of Southern California, had careers in...
Sign up for these  Classes!

Sign up for these Classes!

Techniques on Saturday – No fee for this hands on learning experience (bring your machine)- but please register in the form below. Welcome to the Plano ASG Techniques on Saturday !  Build on and improve your sewing techniques with Jami.  Master the set in sleeve–  hurry and register – registration closes on Weds July 22nd. This...

Summer Sewing Camp

Summer Camp for Plano ASG Junior Students (ages 8 (or if you turn 8 this summer) – 17) .   The Plano guild is offering a TAG sewing camp the week of July 6-10.   There will not be a regular TAG meeting on Saturday July 11th. Location is Plano Sewing Center, corner of Spring Creek and Custer...
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...
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, Carrollton, TX, United States   SHOW US YOUR STYLE! Sew up and show up with...