Fireside Chat with Suzy Furrer of Apparel Arts

Suzy Furrer is the star of our next fireside chat and she is another delight you won’t want to miss. Suzy is the founder/director of the Bay area fashion design school, Apparel Arts where she teaches classes on pattern making, textiles, sewing, design principles and tailoring.  In addition to teaching at her own school, Suzy teaches at conferences, guilds, and schools around the country, online on Blueprint, and has even taught for big name companies like GAP, Pixar, and Lucas Films.… Read the rest

Fireside Chat with Gail Yellen and her Serge Magic

Join me for a 25 minute fireside chat with Gail Yellen of Gail Patrice Designs and hear all about her serger magic. Gail offers a collection of patterns, teaches a wide range of classes and workshops, authored the book, Serger Essentials, and has a YouTube channel where she offers a wide range of videos called Serger Tip Clips.… Read the rest

Conference 2020 – What’s In It For You?

We’ve all begun hunkering down away from social gatherings with our minds on COVID19. It can be exhausting to constantly listen for the latest news so we thought, why not take a break and dream about the summer?

Every year ASG hosts a conference somewhere in the US and every year lots of people go. … Read the rest

Homegrown Workshops

What We’re Making in Homegrown Workshops (subject to change)

  • Wristlets with Susan – Apr 4
  • Activewear with Mary and Sheryl – May 2
  • Swimsuit with Mary and Sheryl – June 6
  • Beeswax Covers with Terri and Sharon – August
  • Beginner Sewing with Carol – September
  • Faux Fur Poncho and Muff with Terri and Sharon – October
  • Quilting with Maggie – November
  • Tassels with Penni – December

Most workshops cost about $15-20 for members, with a $50 surcharge for nonmembers.… Read the rest

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… 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… 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