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The Association of Sewing and Design Professionals offers:

  • -  Referrals to sewing professionals in all areas of expertise
  • -  Networking opportunities for sewing and design professionals

  • Certification Programs for sewing, design, and alterations.

  • -  ASDP Standards of Quality written by members and used by sewing professionals to elevate their work to the highest standards.

  •  New Books Added to the Shopping Affiliates Page

    We've just posted 3 new books available for purchase through Amazon! Visit the shopping affiliates page to see the new additions at the bottom of the page.

 Ruth Ciemnoczolowski Wins 1st Place
in 2014 Passion for Fashion Competition

Congrats to Ruth Ciemnoczolowski (pictured below with model) from Omaha, NE who won 1st place in the 2014 Passion For Fashion competition featuring the theme - Alternative Wedding Gowns. Ruth's alternative wedding gown is based on the wedding theme Masquerade. To learn more about the design competition Ruth entered, visit American Sewing Expo's website.

Ruth Ciemnoczolowski

Post-Conference Updates

Threads Challenge Winners:

Best Overall Award - Patty Robison from Bellingham, Washington
Best Construction and Viewer’s Choice Award - Lena Stepanenko from Whitehouse Station, New Jersey
Best Suited for Travel Award - Juliette Kimes from Dripping Springs, Texas
Best Innovative Use of Fabric Award - Barbie McCormick from Nampa, Idaho

Photos of the winning garments will be published in Threads magazine next spring 2015.


2014 Lifetime Achievement Award Recipient:

Congrats to Judy Neukam who was awarded this year's Lifetime Achievement Award. See her full bio here.


Linda Stewart


Congratulations to Linda Stewart!

Linda is our first Dual Graduate from both the Master Sewing and Design Professionals (MSDP) Certification Program as well as the Master Alteration Specialist (MAS) Certification Program.
She is also the first to receive the MAS Designation. Linda was Grandfathered into the MAS Certification Program due to her outstanding body of work in the area of Alterations. 





Ongoing blog posts by member Rhonda Buss, chronicling her process as she goes through the program. Read her latest post on pattern drafting at Rhonda's Creative Life.

Featured Product: Tambour Beading DVD

ASDP is proud to feature this learning opportunity. This two hour DVD features the instruction of master beader, Professor Robert Haven of the University of Kentucky, Theatre Department. Robert has studied the art of Tambour Beading in Europe at the house of Lesage and teaches workshops on the technique around the world. The DVD has 9 chapters, each accessible independently from the opening menu so that you can return to sections to review skills and tips as needed. Click here to order View more ASDP products


Featured Member: Linda McCoy

Linda McCoyLinda has had a lifelong interest in sewing and creative activities. Excited about starting something from nothing, and turning her creative abilities into a job, she's launched three businesses at different times over the past 30 years; including a retail store, gift basket company, and most recently Snips, a custom sewing and alterations business. In conjunction with Snips she's designed projects and written instructions for sewing publications, and done product demonstration at trade events.
She has studied commercial art and graphic design, patternmaking and sewing techniques with many well-known instructors. She serves as membership chair for the ASDP Wisconsin Chapter, and as a Board Member/Fundraising/Events Chair for a local non-profit in her area. Linda lives with her family near Sheboygan, Wisconsin.

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