(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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Home Grown Plano ASG Sews Jeans Workshop

Home Grown Plano ASG Sews Jeans Workshop

At the Plano ASG chapter, we have so many talented members.  Member Debby B. agreed to teach us her secrets for creating jeans that no one will believe you made yourself!   In August we had two Jeans Techniques Workshops held at the “Best Little Retreat Center”  where attendees learned all the steps to making a RTW...
Tunic Bible Workshop

Tunic Bible Workshop

Tunic Bible Workshop is coming to Plano!  We are so excited to be hosting this event and we’ve been busy getting ready! On July 14, 2018 we had the Tunic Bible Fitting workshop.  Plano ASG members tried on samples from the “Tunic Bible” in both woven and knit.  Everyone made notes on how to create...
Is a sewing subscription service for you?

Is a sewing subscription service for you?

Subscription services – They used to be book of the month club, fruit baskets, etc.  Then came the beauty product clubs, and the popular clothing club, stitch fix. There have been crafting clubs, quilting and embroidery clubs, knitting clubs, well now there is a new subscription sewing club.     Needle Sharp is the brain...
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...