(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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DAFA (Dallas Area Fiber Artists) Lace program

DAFA (Dallas Area Fiber Artists) Lace program

The general meeting for DAFA on Monday, April 23, will begin at 6:45 PM. Mini Workshop starts at 5:30PM  Guests welcome Mini Workshop  Member Carrie Noess will teach the mini workshop at 5:30-6:30 on The Basics of Needlelace. The kit fee is $5. Please bring your Go-Kit with basic sewing supplies. We welcome spring with a program...
Clutch and other handbag sewing advise

Clutch and other handbag sewing advise

Marie B’s adventures with clutches : What worked and what not to do! I might not be remembering the specifics of what got me started making these bags and not sure why I didn’t attend, but think Markita was holding a Handbag NG suggesting this pattern (free download).  The bags appealed to me and I...
Fringe!  Make your own decorative accent

Fringe! Make your own decorative accent

Discovering How to Make Fringe   I recently wanted to add colorful fringe to a plain stole I was making for the pastor of our church.  I tried a few ideas before finding a few video tutorials that gave me the idea that finally worked.  It turned out to be very easy!  Here is how...
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...
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...