Plano Chapter of ASG

Love to sew? Want techniques and inspiration? Meet others at the Plano Chapter of the American Sewing Guild and be inspired, informed, and entertained! Our members hail from all over North TX.

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How to Be Online Fabric Shopping Savvy

How to Be Online Fabric Shopping Savvy

The Plano ASG Chapter met on Saturday, Oct 27. If you missed the annual luncheon, you missed a wonderful event! We were fortunate to have Rosalind Gaither of Sew Much Fabric (www.smfabric.com,) Katy, Texas, as our speaker. She has been in business since 1987. Rosalind shared four important things to know when “Online Fabric Shopping.”...
Reshape Welt Pocket Flaps

Reshape Welt Pocket Flaps

Check out this quick tutorial on how to reshape welt pocket flaps. Download the PDF here: Wellt Pockets   Please follow and like us:
Tutorials now all in one place!!!

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...
Fabric knowledge : Twills

Fabric knowledge : Twills

What I learned today – contributed by Sheryl Belson  There are many things I love about being a part of the American Sewing Guild.  I was reminded of one of them just today.  In the Sewing With a Plan meeting we focused on incorporating more denim into our wardrobe.  When it was my turn to...
If you think there is something wrong with your machine.....

If you think there is something wrong with your machine…..

You are probably right!  You just have to find the right repair person. I have been very frustrated with my Viking Diamond Royale in recent months.  It made terrible noise when I sewed on anything (even when embroidering) and shredded my thread.  A machine that expensive shouldn’t act that way. New needles, new thread, different stitch...
Preparing to Sew - What you need to know

Preparing to Sew – What you need to know

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...
Seam Finishes without a Serger - Hands on Techniques on Saturday class

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...
Pressing Matters

Pressing Matters

The one habit that can make or break the success of your creations is the proper pressing technique. To begin with there is a difference in ironing and pressing.  When you iron a garment, you are smoothing out wrinkles with a gliding motion.  Pressing, on the other hand is lifting the iron up and down...