Sewing Machine Maintenance

We’ve heard the old saying cleanliness is next to godliness.  Whether you think that saying holds any truth, it definitely could be rewritten in our community as:

Sewing Machine cleanliness is next to impossible!

Maybe I exaggerate.  But it certainly is an endless task!  On a regular basis, we need to take a minute to clear out the lint in our sewing machines if we want them to function well. … 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

Measurements Matter

One of the best parts of being a Member of the Plano Chapter of ASG is learning from other members. I made a personal goal to learn to sew my own clothes. I quickly ran into fitting issues and learned that I needed help. I brought a blouse that I was working on to the Designing Divas neighborhood group, and two wonderful ASG members offered to help me with fitting.… 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

Social Media and ASG

By Sheryl Belson

Social media…  to some it is a dirty word; to some it is their source of connection; and to some it is a word you don’t quite understand yet.  We get that!  And since a lot of chapter news published this year has been on social media, we wanted to provide a little bit of information to help you find it. … Read the rest

Shark Teeth Embellishment Workshop


Have you ever wanted to add a special couture touch to your sewing projects? Well this workshop is for you!

Different arrangements of the embellishment

Jami Roux will be teaching this workshop about fabric Origami (also known as Shark’s Teeth). Participants who complete the class will learn how to create a fabric band embellished with folded and clipped tucks forming a variety of patterns.… Read the rest

Meet Maggie Tinnin, Neighborhood Group Leader for Quiltin’ B’s and Maggie’s Minions

My name is Margaret Tinnin, but I prefer to go by Maggie. I joined ASG in 2002 or 2003 (I think) and have been a member ever since. In 2004 when the Plano Neighborhood Group broke off from the Dallas Chapter and formed the Plano Chapter, I was one of the charter members.… 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