(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!
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Fabric knowledge : Twills

Fabric knowledge : Twills

What I learned today – contributed by Sheryl Belson  There are many things I love about being a part of the American Sewing Guild.  I was reminded of one of them just today.  In the Sewing With a Plan meeting we focused on incorporating more denim into our wardrobe.  When it was my turn to...
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...
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 ....
Interview Project Runway Junior Winner Maya Ramirez

Interview Project Runway Junior Winner Maya Ramirez

  Last year we posted the request from Lifetime looking for young creative clothing designers for a new format of the Project Runway competition series.  This new format selected 12 designers from ages 13 to 17 to compete in weekly clothing design challenges.   While there were no contests from our local area, Maya Rameriz,...
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 We’re familiar with preserving famous paintings, architecture, furniture, and historical documents, but where do textiles fit when you think of history?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...
Travelogue of a Wandering Sewist - Inspiration Time with Diane Ericson

Travelogue of a Wandering Sewist – Inspiration Time with Diane Ericson

While on our road trip from Sonoma, CA to Seattle, WA I had the great privilege to make two “sewing nerd” stops.  I know you understand my enthusiasm because if you are reading this you are probably a sewing nerd too.  ASG is full of people like us!  Yea! My first stop was in downtown...
Pressing Matters

Pressing Matters

The one habit that can make or break the success of your creations is the proper pressing technique. To begin with there is a difference in ironing and pressing.  When you iron a garment, you are smoothing out wrinkles with a gliding motion.  Pressing, on the other hand is lifting the iron up and down...
All about member Lu Peters

All about member Lu Peters

We are proud to have the very talented Lu Peters as one of our members.   She is a frequent attendee of the Toujour Couture neighborhood group, that meets the first Thursday of the month at Fabrique! fabrics.  AND Lu will be teaching one of our workshop seminars at the upcoming “share fair” on September...