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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Inspiration
Jami's Trip to Houston's International Quilt Show

Jami’s Trip to Houston’s International Quilt Show

Sensory overload is the best way to describe the Houston International Quilt Festival. There were dolls, fabulous quilts, vendors, classes, LOTS of people and even a saddle display. This year was special to me for several reasons: I had two dolls on display, it was the first time I took a class and I reconnected...
Designing Divas visit Balenciaga in Black at the Kimbell Art Museum

Designing Divas visit Balenciaga in Black at the Kimbell Art Museum

Tuesday, November 27, Designing Divas had a wonderful tour of the Balenciaga in Black exhibit at the Kimbell Art Museum in Fort Worth. They learned how this leader of fashion design used fabric and form to create beautiful artwork. The group will strive to recreate the lines in some of the designs to create their...
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...