Saturday Techniques New Format

Techniques on Saturday will be trying a new format for the next few months.   Instead of a program on a specific technique, we will offer sewing mentor advise on YOUR project.   What project are you working on, or wanting to start ?   Members will pick a pattern and fabric of their choice to bring to the meeting.… Read the rest

Beader’s Workshop – New Neighborhood Group for ASG members

Announcing a New Neighborhood Group

Beader’s Workshop

First Meeting Thursday, January 5, 2017, 1:00-3:00

Please RSVP by Monday, January 2, 2017

Dear ASG Sewing Friends,

We are delighted to announce the beginning of another Neighborhood Group: Beader’s Workshop. If you have been wanting to learn off-loom beading techniques to create embellishments for your garments or design wearable objects, Beader’s Workshop is an opportunity you cannot miss.… Read the rest

Project Sew 2016

Project Sew Flyer 2016

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You are welcome to work on your own projects, but here are the projects we will be teaching for January and the supply lists.  Note, cutting and pressing stations will be provided.  All of the January projects will keep you warm and can be made quickly!

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For hat – 1/2 yard polar fleece  (note this will make 2 hats)

For the reversible cowl – 3/8 yard of polar fleece two different colors/prints  or you can use 2 ready made scarves – check thrift shops or dollar store for bargains

Knitting option – materials Bulky yarn – 82 yards; either a set of 5 size 15 (10 mm) double pointed needles or size 15 circular needles.
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Row by Row Experience Shop Hop

What is a Shop Hop?  There are many kinds but in this article, we will stick to quilt stores.  A Shop Hop is a group of quilt stores who agree to participate in a common program for a limited length of time to produce a common quilt.  Each store might sell one block in the common quilt. … Read the rest

Seam Finishes without a Serger – Hands on Techniques on Saturday class

Welcome to the Plano ASG Techniques on Saturday !  Build on and improve your sewing techniques with Jami.  This month is a bring your sewing machine class to learn many different ways to “finish” your seams.  These techniques are applicable to any type of sewing:  fashion, home decor and accessories.
SATURDAY May 23rd   Seam finishes without a serger

This neighborhood group format is a hands on class.  

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Dallas Fair Park “Project Sew”

fair park logoFor Project Sew 2016 projects see this link  Project Sew 2016  10 AM – 5 PM first Monday of each Month January – July 2016


In coordination with Fair Park – Plano ASG will be offering “Project Sew”.   Project Sew will feature monthly projects organized by Plano ASG.   It will meet on the 4th Monday from 10 am – 8 pm in the Women’s Museum.  … Read the rest

Material Girls Wet Felting Field Trip

A cold Tuesday Farmersville 5in January – What better time to have Material Girls venture to Farmersville to the Fancy

Fibers Store to learn how to Wet Felt using the dryer for the felting process.

Seven of us gathered around Mary Berry’s Fancy Fibers Store, first spending time just “petting” the

beautiful roving.… Read the rest

It’s a Wrap – 10 year anniversary of Plano Chapter Luncheon

The Plano Chapter of ASG celebrated 10 years of sewing friendships with a theme of another anniversary  – Diane Von Furstenberg’s iconic wrap dress celebrating it’s 40th year!




Our dynamic special events team  created  a contest theme which included  wrap garment, wrap outer wear and wrapped package categories.… Read the rest

Sewing Boot Camps – Learning to Sew

Do you have a sewing machine that has been collecting dust?  One in the box?  Are you itching to try out all of the creative projects you find on Pinterest, Craftsy, and creative blogs?

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Here at the Plano Chapter of the American Sewing Guild, we want to start you off with a series of classes we fondly call Sewing Boot Camp.  … Read the rest

It’s a Wrap! Oct 25th 2014

It’s a Wrap Challenge Rules 2014:

 For all categories:

You must be a member in good standing of the National American Sewing Guild at the time of the Judging.

All judging will take place at the ASG Plano Annual Luncheon. October 25, 2014, Blue Mesa Grill in Plano.  No entries will be accepted at any other time.… Read the rest

Neighborhood Group News

Growing and evolving – 

Our neighborhood groups change in response to our members interests.  The Hoopla Sisters (machine embroidery neighborhood group) has grown to  35 ladies. The new morning meeting time is 10:30am and no lunch. We also have a new evening meeting at 7:00pm and no dinner. Both these meetings take place on the 3rd Tuesday of each month.… Read the rest