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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Tips & Tools
Organization - Part Two - Patterns

Organization – Part Two – Patterns

This post collects some advise from our members on how they manage both patterns.   Projects will be the topic of the next organizational post. Patterns/Designs/Paper/Electronic   Even if you only started sewing, I am sure you have collected many paper patterns, pattern pdfs, patterns for your quilting and/or embroidery software.  And if you haven’t...
It’s A Sewing Party!!!

It’s A Sewing Party!!!

Mark your calendars! November 8, 2014 is a first of its kind sewing and crafting educational event. If you love learning online The Sewing Party is the place for you. For one day sewing and crafting classes will be taught by leading bloggers and DIY educational experts. Attendees will have the opportunity to attend over...
Tips for Buying Fabric Online

Tips for Buying Fabric Online

I admit, I fear purchasing fabric on line. I’m one of those touchy feely types. I like to look at fabric up close and personal. Feel it against my skin. Lay it across my arm it to see how it drapes. When one ventures to buy fabric online … you don’t get any of those...
Using Photoshop or Gimp to visualize fabric and patterns

Using Photoshop or Gimp to visualize fabric and patterns

Markita sent me this cool tutorial on how to use Photoshop or Gimp (free alternative to Photoshop) to visualize fabric and patterns. It involves a bit of technology but it gives you a good idea of what your outfit will look like. You can even use your personal croquis to really dress yourself virtually! Check...
Garment vocabulary

Garment vocabulary

“As a self-taught seamstress, I never quite acquired the sort of professional vocabulary that allows me to talk about garments.” This inspired Meg from Meg Made This to gather infographics on various garment styles, like sleeves, collars and necklines, dresses, hats, shoes etc. Check out this wonderful collection of garment vocabulary!
Tips & Tools Couture Sewing

Tips & Tools Couture Sewing

At the Couture Meeting of November 1st we had fun sharing our tools and tips to make sewing easier: Mary A – covered fabric board (typical 45” fabric board that holds fabric at stores) – uses inside pants when ironing. Mary Jo – Hemostat – great to get thread, turning corners, anything that needs that...