(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!
(Free) Patterns and Downloads
Indie Sewing Month

Indie Sewing Month

I never heard the term Indie Pattern Company until I started to research sewing related items on the internet. It didn’t take me long to figure out these companies are popping up everywhere. They are even showing up at sewing and quilting expos and specialty fabric stores. It’s easy to overlook indie pattern companies for...
Beginner Freemotion Stitching

Beginner Freemotion Stitching

Following Maggie’s Table Topper / Table Runner Sew Along, I want to share this with some of you that might be new to freemotion stitching/quilting. Bernina has developed this little eBooklet (downloadable for free here) to try several beginner stitches techniques. At the end all the different exercises are combined in a little art book....
Coats and Clark thread through the years

Coats and Clark thread through the years

Coats and Clarks celebrated their 200th anniversary last year. To commemorate this historic milestone, Coats & Clark launched a virtual history museum on their website, also available as PDF-download (size: 21.1 MB) and flipbook. This detailed website chronicles the early days of the company in 1812 in Paisley Scotland, coupled with the events of the...
Through the Needle

Through the Needle

Are you familiar with Through the Needle magazine? Each issue of this magazine by Bernina features articles about our favorite creative past-time – sewing! With projects, tips & tricks, and feature articles from National and International BERNINA Educators and Artisans, there is something for everyone, Bernina owner or not. The magazine can be downloaded in...
Free Sewing Basics Resource Guide

Free Sewing Basics Resource Guide

Sew4Home has published a full-color, 28-page Sewing Basics Resource for the beginning sewing enthusiast. Planning to teach someone sewing for National Sewing Month? This is a great refresher course for us all. The booklet offers lists of what to look for in sewing machine needles, cutting tools, thread and more. You’ll also find step-by-step instructions...
Free Spirit Look Books

Free Spirit Look Books

Since the beginning of this year the fabric manufacturer Free Spirit publishes look books every quarter. These look books feature their new fabric lines, but also offer a lot of inspiration and quite a few free patterns. Flip throug the look books and free patterns they’ve published so far. This is a pretty long blog,...
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...
Free: Designs in Machine Embroidery - Summer Special

Free: Designs in Machine Embroidery – Summer Special

The Summer Special of Designs in Machine Embroidery is available as a free download. You don’t even have to leave your email address. The 67 page digital issue is packed with educational material for newbies, intermediate and advanced embroiderers. Some of the content: Stabilizers! We pulled together some of our best stabilizer resources so they...