Jeans Making – Part 1

Part 1 – Getting Ready

Two years ago, I decided I wanted to jump on the jeans-making band wagon.  I bought the Closet Case Morgan boyfriend jeans pattern and was ready to go.  Six months later I had done nothing so when our chapter offered a jeans technique workshop, I was excited to attend. … Read the rest

State Fair Sewing

Plano ASG member, Debbie Reid, tells us her story of entering Texas State Fair sewing competitions over the years. We were so impressed and think you will be too.
Debbie wearing her 2019 winning entry

I have loved the Texas State Fair since childhood but it never occurred to me to enter a contest until a colleague at work encouraged me to give it a try.… Read the rest

Janelle’s Journey into Kantha

Submitted by Janelle Brantley

My sister Jacki called me on a Monday, from a Tues. Morning in East Texas, telling me about some Kantha throws she’d found and how wonderful they were.

They reminded her of  jackets she’d seen on Pinterest and in magazines and thought the throws would be perfect for a project.… Read the rest

Hitting it out of the Sewing Room

Plano ASG member, Tricia Kemp, showed off her latest creation at the November Toujours! Couture meeting.  It is a story of creativity and the value of ASG relationships, so we knew we had to share.

With the help of ASG friend, Penny Hanstein, Tricia developed a blouse sloper that she can now use to design any blouse she wants. … Read the rest

Meet Sheryl – Sewist with a Passion Sewing Socially

How long have you been a member? Since 2012

Sheryls’ s blackwood cardigan for the March Sew My Style 2019 challenge

What do you like to sew? I love sewing garments, especially when I can add a creative element to them.  I also like making my own purses, but more as a need than a creative outlet.… Read the rest

Meet Kelli – Sewist with a heart for kids

Kelli Robertson is a multi-talented member using her skills for good in the community. We are glad she took some time to share what she’s been up to with us.

Kelli
How long have you been a member?

I’ve been a member since 2014.

What do you like to sew?

I really like to sew a little of everything.… Read the rest

Ready-to-Wear Fasters Meet and Greet

We are so excited to partner with Fabrique Fabrics one last time to generate a space for local RTW fasters to meet each other.

We will meet at Fabrique Fashion Fabrics on Saturday, December 15, 2018 from 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM. The address is 3801 W President George Bush Hwy, Plano, TX 75075.… Read the rest

Tutorials now all in one place!!!

  PLANO ASG MEMBERS SHARE THEIR TALENT !!!
We have so many talented members that have shared their expertise both on our YouTube channel as well as with pdf handouts.

We will be adding more of these tutorials so bookmark the tutorial page on our website it is here:  http://www.planoasgsews.org/tutorials/

Do you have a specific tutorial or how to request? … Read the rest

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 allow you to sew and shop all night if you want to!  … Read the rest

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 wanted to try sewing with cork so thought these might be a good introduction to purse making along with cork sewing.
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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! … Read the rest

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 making much sense. … Read the rest