Teaching Another Generation (T.A.G.)

The Plano TX Chapter of the American Sewing Guild is dedicated to Teaching Another Generation (T.A.G.).

A special interest group for children ages 8 – 17 who like to sew or want to learn how to sew.

Plano Sewing Center, 2070 W Spring Creek Pkwy #326, Plano TX 75023

We meet the 2nd Saturday of each month, 10AM – 12PM.

Class Size Limit:
Eight students total (with a limit of two new students). We will start a waiting list if more than eight sign up.

If you are new to TAG, please scroll down to the “more information” section below or email tag@planoasgsews.org with questions.

Free for ASG Junior Members.
$10 Kit Fee for non-members. Non-members may visit and borrow a sewing machine twice before becoming a member ($35/year membership).

Non-members, please note: Classes must be paid in full after registration to confirm your child’s spot. You may use PayPal or Zelle to pay the $10 fee. We will email you the information after you register. Classes are non-refundable, however, if you cancel up to 48 hours before the class, you may reschedule for another month and your fee will be applied. Classes can be rescheduled due to illness. Because we have already purchased supplies, there are no refunds if you cancel with less than 24 hour’s notice. Thank you!

Please subscribe to our email list to be notified when a class has been posted to this page.

Machines are not needed for this class. This class will only last about 1 hour, please plan to pickup early.

Next TAG Class:Cancelled due to low enrollment June 8, 2024

Project: Beading Necklace and Bracelet

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Please note: We confirm registrations by email approximately one week before the session date and will alert wait-listed students that week if any spots become available. All details will be included in the session email confirmation, but please feel free to email tag@planoasgsews.org if you have any questions.

More Information

Is it Still Important to Teach Children to Sew? – an article from Intellectual Takeout

What to Bring to TAG
For students joining us for the first/second time, just bring yourself!

  • If your child does not have a sewing machine, we will provide one to borrow for the first two classes so you can see if she/he enjoys sewing before purchasing one.  Download suggestions for purchasing a sewing machine.
  • We will also provide a pencil box of basic notions for your child to borrow during class so she/he can see what a basic sewing kit should include.

For returning students, please bring:

  • Sewing machine in good working order. Students are encouraged to bring their own machines so they will learn more about operating them.
  • Plastic shoe box or sewing case containing the following:
    • Sewing machine needles
    • Hand sewing needles
    • Sharp scissors – do not use for paper cutting!
    • Seam ripper
    • Pins/cushion – glass headed pins are recommended
    • Tape measure
    • Sewing gauge – metal preferred
    • Scotch Magic Transparent Tape or Blue Painters Tape
    • Fabric marking pen or pencil
    • Thread
    • Extra bobbin
    • Sewing machine instruction manual
    • All machine parts – power cord, pedal, tools

Email Notifications
If you would like to be notified by email of upcoming T.A.G. classes, please subscribe here by checking the box for “Tag ages 8 – 17 Plano” under Neighborhood Group Email Updates (you can uncheck the general email updates if you would like). We will send an email shortly after posting the next session details and occasionally for special announcements (1-2 emails per month).

ASG Junior Membership
The American Sewing Guild offers a Junior Membership for youth members age 17 and under. Youth membership is extended for ages 17 – 22 if they are a registered high school or college student. Junior membership is only $35 per year. ASG guidelines require that your child join the American Sewing Guild after attending two meetings. When you fill out the ASG registration PLEASE put the junior member’s name on the application (not the name of the parent or guardian).  It is fine if you would like the emails to come to the parent, but we need to know the junior member name.  In the comments field, please also put your child’s age.  

There are many ASG membership benefits, which are listed on the ASG website.

Do you sew? We are always looking for volunteers to help with the T.A.G. program. No long-term commitment is required and you can volunteer at the morning session (advanced), afternoon session (beginners), or both sessions. You need not be an expert sewist, but basic machine skills are needed. Email tag@planoasgsews.org to be added to the volunteer email list.

We would like to thank the following companies for their generous donations to our TAG students:

  • A big thank you to the Plano Sewing Center for providing our meeting space each month! The Plano Sewing Center sells Baby Lock sewing machines, several types of thread, Schmetz needles and parts for most machines (and they do machine repair). They sometimes have second-hand machines for sale, so ask a staff member if you are looking for a new machine.

One thought on “Teaching Another Generation (T.A.G.)”

  1. I have a 16 yo interested in learning to sew. She has some experience but needs more than I know at this point. She also has a friend that is 15 that is also new to sewing.

    My daughter, has made pajamas and a pillowcase 8 years ago and has made a small mini quilt and a pad for her sewing machine to sit the past few weeks.

    She has her own machine, a Viking Topaz40.

    She would like to learn to design clothes, quilt, embroidery, make patches, just about anything related to sewing she is interested in doing.

    Certainly, we are interested in joining the guild.

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