Plano Chapter of ASG

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.

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Books & Articles
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...
Vintage, what is old is new again

Vintage, what is old is new again

Have you notice the resurgence of vintage?  Simplicity and Vogue have been re releasing vintage patterns, Butterick has a line of retro inspired patterns with the designer Gertie of the blog “blogforbettersewing.com“.  Pattern review is running a vintage sewing contest.  I adore the 1950’s playsuit by Madssews.   http://sewing.patternreview.com/cgi-bin/ContestGallery.pl?ContestID=208 I started sewing very early on, but...
From craft to art: Richardson quilter brings home the gold

From craft to art: Richardson quilter brings home the gold

By KAREL HOLLOWAY Special Contributor of Dallas News (original article) When Melissa Sobotka quilts, there are no pinwheels, no wedding rings, no log cabins. There are, instead, sinuous waves, Christmas-like ornaments filled with swooping whorls and re-creations of painted masterpieces. Sobotka’s quilts are art, hanging in private collections and galleries. They have won national prizes,...
Pattern Making Books Bibliography

Pattern Making Books Bibliography

Here is the list of pattern making books that Mary Jo and Debby recommend for the Designing Divas neighborhood group. These books have directions for different design techniques. All purchases ordered via the book links below support our local chapter. Of course you’re free to purchase the books elsewhere. To save yourself some money also...
A Handbook of Lettering for Stitchers

A Handbook of Lettering for Stitchers

Public Collectors is founded upon the concern that there are many types of cultural artifacts that public libraries, museums and other institutions and archives either do not collect or do not make freely accessible. Public Collectors asks individuals that have had the luxury to amass, organize, and inventory these materials to help reverse this lack...
Dressing down a culture for refusing to dress up

Dressing down a culture for refusing to dress up

Markita sent me this article by Nancy Giles about the dressing down culture. Make sure to watch the video as well! (CBS News) Dressing elegantly for the most routine matters is a tradition from a distant past — and our Nancy Giles thinks that’s a shame (see the orginal CBS article here) “There’s got to...
Free Fabulous Fit eBook

Free Fabulous Fit eBook

Now available on the Members Only section of the ASG Website; the free Fabulous Fit eBook. This is an offer for ASG members only, visit the Special Offers page on the ASG Website, log in with your member ID, look for the Free Fabulous Fit eBook offer, click that link and follow the directions. After...