(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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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...
Every fabric has a home

Every fabric has a home

Every fabric has its day…or use.  At our recent farmers Market fabric sales I watched as our shoppers looked through our selection, delighting when they found a treasure.  One roll of fabric was always set to the side, its pattern was not obvious and the colors had no charm.  Toward the end of the sale...
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...
New format and topics for Project SEW !

New format and topics for Project SEW !

This special neighborhood group is a joint project of the City of Dallas Parks and Rec and Plano ASG.  It is free and open to the public with a Dallas Recreation Pass.   project sew 2017
Sewing and Designing Resources

Sewing and Designing Resources

I just wanted to share  some of my favorite resources for fashion design and sewing.  I love books, maybe it is my age or desired learning style. Books Our local chapter has collected a great many books that are available to check out for a month at a time to any member of ASG.  To...
Cross Country Quilting Adventures

Cross Country Quilting Adventures

by Sandie Gregio Maggie Tinnin and I attended a three day class at Quilting by the Bay in Panama City, Florida given by Nancy Mahoney.  It took us two days to drive to Florida since flying with a sewing machine is difficult, and we took our husbands.  After checking into our hotel, I drove to...
Dallas Blooms and Lunch at the Arboretum with Plano ASG

Dallas Blooms and Lunch at the Arboretum with Plano ASG

  Come enjoy the beauty of Dallas Blooms at the Arboretum surrounded by your Plano ASG sewing friends. Date:   March 19, 2016 Time:  10 AM – 2 PM (includes carpool drive time) We will carpool from the parking lot just west of Fabrique (across from Geisha Grill) then have time to wander the garden before...