Meet Monica – Leader of Project Sew

Since Monica joined Plano ASG in 2014, she has been busy spreading her enthusiasm for sewing to DFW and beyond!

She does so many things and you can find everything she does on her sewing and DIY website called That’s Sew Monica.… Read the rest

The Kenneth King Workshop

Are you a sewist frustrated with finishing your garment projects?  Or are you looking to learn how to have a high end professional finish on your garments.  There is no one better to help you with the details than Kenneth King!

The Plano Special Events Committee invites you to attend the Cool Tricks Takes Manhattan Workshop. The workshop is based on King’s CD Book by the same name.  The event will take place on Saturday, March 23rd from 9 am – 4 pm at the Best Little Retreat Center in Dallas.… Read the rest

Kicking off our 2019 Season of Homegrown Workshops

Crossbody Bag

Are you tired of looking for the bag that fits all your unique needs?  Or are you tired of paying top dollar to get that perfect bag?  Well, this workshop is for you!

Join us at the Customized Bag Workshop!

We will show participants how to customize a basic bag pattern with special touches such as custom pockets, adjustable straps, bag hardware, embroidery, applique, and accessories.  We will also talk about the importance of fabric selection and placement.  By the end, we would like you to have a sturdy bag that shows off your personal taste, while being useful enough for real life.… Read the rest

Home Grown Plano ASG Sews Jeans Workshop

At the Plano ASG chapter, we have so many talented members.  Member Debby B. agreed to teach us her secrets for creating jeans that no one will believe you made yourself!

 

In August we had two Jeans Techniques Workshops held at the “Best Little Retreat Center”  where attendees learned all the steps to making a RTW looking pair of jeans. … Read the rest

Tunic Bible Workshop

Tunic Bible Workshop is coming to Plano!  We are so excited to be hosting this event and we’ve been busy getting ready!

On July 14, 2018 we had the Tunic Bible Fitting workshop.  Plano ASG members tried on samples from the “Tunic Bible” in both woven and knit.  Everyone made notes on how to create the perfect fitting tunic ahead of the workshop. … Read the rest

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. … Read the rest

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

Preparing to Sew – What you need to know

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It is January a new year, I am sure you have lots of sewing projects planned for 2016.  Before you sew here are a few tips of preparation.

When shopping and you fall in love with a fabric but you are not exactly sure what you will create.  Here is a general guideline that several of our members use when buying fabric for misses sizing (especially for coordinates) :   3 yards for 1 garment; 5 yards for 2 garments  and 7 yards for 3 garments.… Read the rest

Project Sew 2016

Project Sew Flyer 2016

Click here to register

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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National Sewing Month Community Service Sew In

Free Community Sewing Event

Sunday, Sept. 13th 1:30 – 4:30 PM

Richardson Heights Recreation Center

711 W. Arapaho Road  Richardson, TX  75080

Experienced and Beginners welcome!   Never sewn before?  That is ok!  This is a great project to start.

We will be providing supplies, tools, notions and sewing machines or bring your own.… Read the rest