Sewing Podcasts

Stephanie Kendron

I love to chat with creatives in the sewing industry getting all of the latest trends, tips, and information for you! I love telling stories about sewing, fabric, quilting, business, and marketing.

Modern Sewciety Podcasts

Jacqui Blakemore

Tips, tricks and expert interviews to share everything you need to know to have fun making your own fabulous clothes.

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Fabric Sale

We have been blessed with some fantastic donations of fabric and are now ready to participate again at the Farmers Market at Willow Bend.

The Shops at Willow Bend Farmers/Artisan Market

Saturday, April 15, 9:00 to 2:00

We are pulling out the storage!

We have some silks, high quality cottons and rayons, velvets, linens and loads of fabric with unknown fibers.

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Weaving Fabric for Garments

by Margaret Montgomery

My journey – overcoming the fear of cutting into handwoven fabric and how the techniques used have evolved.

Weaving is great fun and it is so rewarding to sew using something I have woven. Concerns:  Will the woven fabric fall apart when I cut into it? Should the fabric be stabilized?… Read the rest

All Things Beautiful!

Plano ASG’s spring gathering, “All Things Beautiful,” was a wonderful chance to see everybody from all the neighborhood groups and see the amazing things they are doing!

The Challenge Big Reveal

At the October Annual meeting, bags of fabric were available for those who wanted to participate in the Spring Challenge.… Read the rest

The World of Sewing Literature

Sundressed: Natural Fabrics and the Future of Clothing by Lucianne Tonti

For conscious consumers, buying clothes has never been more complicated. Even as fashion brands tout their sustainability, the industry is plagued by pollution, waste, and poor working conditions. In fact, fashion may account for as much as 10% of all greenhouse gas emissions.

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Continuous Thread Needle Case

by Jami Roux

Plano ASG neighborhood group meetings are full of inspiration and Wednesday’s Zoom meeting was no exception.  Lu Peters presented a wonderful program on “Things You Wish You Knew Years Ago”.  She gave hints on how to make your sewing projects easier and more efficient.

One of her hints inspired me to put it in practice right away. … Read the rest

Sewing Podcasts

The Art of Refashioning with Mariana Kirova

If you love sewing and clothing, and want to save good textiles from landfill, The Art Of Refashioning will inspire you to create clothing in a new, eco way! Join fashion upcycler Mariana Kirova and discover how to upcycle/recycle ‘old’ clothes into beautiful new styles yourself.

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Pattern Making Paper

Ever wonder what sewists use when tracing patterns or when they actually make patterns, whether it’s their own or a final copy of a favorite? We searched our membership and came up with these suggestions. Looks like there’s more choices out there than anyone knew! If you have another paper that you find works well for you, let us know.… Read the rest

The World of Sewing Literature

The Last Telegram by Liz Trenow. Decades ago, as Nazi planes dominated the sky, Lily Verner made a terrible choice. She’s tried to forget, but now an unexpected event pulls her back to the 1940s British countryside. She finds herself remembering the brilliant colors of the silk she helped to weave at her family’s mill, the relentless pressure of the worsening war, and the kind of heartbreaking loss that stops time.

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Designing Divas Field Trip to Illumination Fine Fabrics

We found last spring that Illumination is such a great fabric store we needed a repeat visit.  the weather cooperated, and the owner was excited for us to visit again.

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