(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!
Dallas Fort Worth Area Fabric and Fiber Shopping Map

Dallas Fort Worth Area Fabric and Fiber Shopping Map

    We are excited to announce the first ever Dallas/Fort Worth Fabric and Fiber Shopping Map!!! Susan Annand from www.DesignSynse.com  in conjunction with the Plano TX Chapter of the American Sewing Guild invites you to enjoy all of the...continue reading
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Mary, Queen of Prints Exhibit  

Mary, Queen of Prints Exhibit  

Adventures with Sheryl and Debby What a field of eye candy!  Debby Bowles and I made the trek to the design district near downtown Dallas recently to hear a lecture on the history of print in fashion.  It was a very interesting lecture that highlighted 4 designers, all with a unique signature look.  However, the...
Meet the Material Girls NG leader

Meet the Material Girls NG leader

As truth would have it. . . want a job well done, ask a busy person. I became an NG leader by default. I was not happy about it because I was still recovering from surgery and learning how to say “no” as I was already overcommitted. Nevertheless, I took over Material Girls in 2012...
2018 ASG Plano Sewing Retreat!

2018 ASG Plano Sewing Retreat!

    Sewing retreats are a wonderful way to relax, unwind, rejuvenate, and inspire our minds and bodies.  You will meet new friends and learn a new technique or two! The 2018 AGS Plano was another huge success!  There were 26 ladies sewing day and night!  The Sunset Retreat and Quilt Shop is setup to...
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...
Shirt Making Workshop

Shirt Making Workshop

  On January 20, 15 Plano ASG members spent time with Maris Olsen, president of the Seattle ASG chapter, for a great day of learning shirt making techniques.  Maris covered so many valuable tips that ranged from sewing a one-piece collar, the burrito method of installing a collar stand, tower plackets and more.  After learning...
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...