(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!
Tips & Tools
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...