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.  June is on the 5th Monday Enter gate 3  3800 Parry Ave. Dallas.  Project Sew is open to the public and regular meetings are offered at no charge.   Parking is free and assistance in loading and unloading can be provided.   Basic pressing and cutting stations also provided.  Our concept is to share the art and skill of sewing – of ALL types.  Whether you quilt by hand or machine, if fashion is your desire or you are beautifying your living space with home decor, you are welcome to Project Sew.  Bring your project and tools and sit and sew with us – bring your lunch and share your lunch hour  or stay for the entire 10 hours.  We would like to know if you are attending – so that we can set up enough work stations or to contact you with any meeting changes or cancellations.


July 27th   Making a dress from a T-shirt and fabric  

Supplies for the project would be:

We are using the tutorial from the blog A small snippet – see this link to the blog for photos


  • Tank or t-shirt to be cut off and used for top of dress
  • Enough fabric to equal 1.5 times your hip measurement.  Example: a 36 in waist would need to buy 1/5 yards of fabric for the skirt.
  • Additional .5 yard if you want to make the sash.  Can be same or coordinating fabric.
  • Matching thread
  • Elastic thread
  • Basic sewing supplies
  • Sewing machine


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June 29th  Project Sewing will be doing a handbag sew a long.  – We have chosen the free pattern “Ramona” from Swoon Patterns.  Download and print the pattern here    Using this pattern you can use a quilting weight cotton, upholstery weight or even vinyl and leather, depending on your sewing machines capabilities of handing thick fibers.  This free pattern will let you test out handbag materials,hardware and construction techniques.  See the pattern specifics for the materials list.  As always, feel free to work on a project of your choice.  Sewing help will be available from 10 am – 8 pm, but let us know you are coming so that we can setup space and make sure we have experts to cover the time slots.

Check out the tutorials at the blog Tiger in a Tornado here

Please register at Project Sew Fair Park



May  18th Project Sew will be Sewing Summer PJ’s  – Moved up a week due to Memorial Day

There are multiple free patterns for men’s, women’s and children’s pjs out on the web.  I am listing a few of them here.  Pick your pattern, bring the required materials and come and sew.  Experienced sewists will guide you through this project or any other that you are working on.

Women’s Boxer Shorts

Men’s and Women’s PJ pants from Simplicity

Women’s bloomers from Colette

Spit Up and Stilettos Summer Slip

Knit Pjs for kids sizes 12 M to 8T


Our April 27th meeting will feature a Spring bunny pillow.   We will supply an iron on transfer to those who register at the Fairsmall bunny park link.   The pictured pillow cover is on a 14″ pillow form.

Materials needed for this project

3/4 yard of cotton or cotton poly blend fabric – a quilting weight fabric or muslin is fine – if it is sheer you might want to double the yardage required.

Optional – contrast fabric for either piping or ruffle  – I purchased 1 yard of a stripe and cut bias strips for my piping. Either 1 3/4 yards of cording OR I purchased 3/8″ nylon rope in the hardware section to cover

For a zipper closure 14″ or longer – buying zippers a few inches longer than finished length makes sewing much easier.  And bring your sewing machine’s zipper foot too.

For a button closure – bring 2 to 3   1/2″ or larger buttons – if you like very large buttons also bring several large snaps.

A simple fold over closure will also be demonstrated.     So hop on over and join us on April 27th!

Check out our new YouTube channel and subscribe to stay up with all of the exciting sewing video lessons we have in the works.     Project Sew commercial


Our first meeting was March 23rd, and our project was be a clothing make over.  So many ideas – bring several men’s dress shirts and let’s create something new! This is not a contest, but a workshop with participants sharing their ideas and knowledge.  Note:  you can bring and work on ANY sewing project from items in your mending pile to sketching a new fashion design.  We are here to building a sewing community at Fair Park.

Last year one of my favorite sewing websites offered a sewing bee competition similar to the Great British Sewing Bee.  Round two was to refashion men’s shirts (3 – 5) into something for a women.  See all of the entries with details about their creations at this link. Creativity sparked?  Go through your man’s closet or hit the thrift shops!   Here are pictures of a few of my favorite entries:

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**schedule – April – French Bunny Pillow – tutorial on home dec pillow closures

May – simple pj’s

June – Handbag sew a long

July –  summer dress – free downloadable pattern



Please register at Project Sew Fair Park

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3 thoughts on “Dallas Fair Park “Project Sew””

  1. I would like to join the group for Project Sew at Fair Park.
    I am unsure if the group make donation garments, ect. or if you are teaching.
    Please advise.

  2. We teach a monthly program at Project Sew – but you can work on any project you like from community service projects to quilting, handwork, knitting, etc.

  3. I’m not sure where I should sign up for the Sew Project at the Women’s Museum so I’ll just fill out the information below and stop on by.
    Cheryl-Plano ASG Member
    PS…. You met me at the Serger’s Class at the Plano’s Sewing Center

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