More news from ASG Conference

Becky Bieri, Debby Bowles and Brenda Toub all wrote a little review of their experience attending the ASG conference in Houston:

We absolutely loved the conference, and wished everyone could have experienced the great sessions on how to improve our sewing expertise. It was inspirational to spend a whole day learning couture techniques live and in person with Susan Khalje. … Read the rest

Threads Magazine subscription

Threads Magazine offers a discount subscription to ASG groups when they order 10 or more subscriptions, new or renewals, in one order. This offer is open to ASG members only. If you are interested, please see the information in our October newsletter or contact Donna Simpson.

The deadline for the subscription through ASG is Nov 1, 2012.  … Read the rest

Sorbetto Top Pattern

This free Sorbetto top pattern (multi-sized for 0 to 18) by Colette Patterns is a perfect one-night-sewing-project. It’s a really simple top, great for beginners, but with lots of potential for variation for the more advanced seamstresses.

Colette says: “You could use a patterned bias tape, or just use a contrasting color.… Read the rest

SA Curve Templates

During the ASG Annual Conference in Houston (August 16-20), Plano ASG will be selling SA Curve Pocket templates and Cuff & Collar templates.

The Pocket template is used for making repeated exact sewing details by molding fabric around its shapes or tracing the shapes. It is approximately 9 inches by 9 inches and made of a thin but sturdy aluminum.… Read the rest

DAFA Fiberart: Threads of Change

The Dallas Area Fiber ARTists (DAFA) summer show runs from July 20 through Sept. 6 at the Watson Hall Gallery in the Lovers Lane United Methodist Church, 9200 Inwood Road, Dallas 75220.

Showcased are the winners of the 2012 Annual Show and members who have work representing the many new directions in 21st century fiberart, such as mixed-media, recycled elements, hand-dyed and shibori-dyed fabrics, unique materials, and embellishments.… Read the rest

Finger puppets for Children’s

During the Plano ASG Chapter meeting of July, Jami showed us how to make finger puppets. She has been making the finger puppets for Children’s Medical Center for years and comes up with new designs every time. It is easy to make a variety of finger puppets, all beginning with the same base pattern.… Read the rest

Paper-tape Body Double workshop

On June 23rd, The Paper-tape Body Double workshop took place. Paper-tape body doubles are an exact duplicate of your body and are extremely useful as dress forms when draping or fitting garments.


If you are interested in making a Paper Tape Body Double please contact Debby Bowles.

Keep in mind that you must be able to stand still for about 1-1/2 to 2 hours during the wrapping process.… Read the rest

Welcome to the new website!

We are pleased to launch our new website that will provide improved services and information for our ASG members. There are many new features that we hope you enjoy exploring, including updated group and event information, easy access for members to ASG benefits and a photo gallery.

We believe ASG is the leading sewing organization and want to provide our members with an array of resources that reflect this stature.… Read the rest