Jun 22, 2009

Sewing Over the Wire.....

This is a weekly series where I share sewing news I receive with you. Enjoy your reading...

About People:

Sew cool: World's largest denims
The Natal Witness Group Sun, 14 Jun 2009
ZAGREB (Croatia) â A pair of jeans the size of six tennis courts, stitched together from 8 023 denims donated for charity, should be recognised by Guinness World Records as the biggest anywhere, organizers said yesterday.

Quilt teacher puts all the pieces together
Papillion Times
Tue, 16 Jun 2009
Cindy Erickson began sewing in her junior high home economics class, making her own clothing and crafts.

Sewing Makes Your Closet Feel Better About Itself
NBC Los Angeles Tue, 16 Jun 2009
A new nook devoted to all things sewing has debuted on Magnolia. You've been meaning to learn to sew for years. Stop hemming/hawing and start hemming...

Got fabric? Need to sew? Charity Sharity to the rescue
Suburban Journals
Tue, 16 Jun 2009
What started as a reunion for co-workers of a fabric store 10 years ago has threaded its way around the world, onto laps and into hearts of projects as friends have pieced together Charity Sharity.

Students offer 'Beauty, Beast'
The Fairmont Sentinel
Tue, 16 Jun 2009 21:06
June 1, 43 students came to Truman Elementary School eager to spend six hours per day over the next two weeks working hard - building, painting, sewing and singing. The children, fourth- through ninth-graders, are participating in Stage Master's theatre camp, a time-honored tradition in Truman that has become known around the area.

Local fashion designer gets Swiss notice
Chambersburg Public Opinion Tue, 16 Jun 2009
Bob Martin's plan was to start small but think big. Now the local fashion designer has partnered and contracted with Bernina, a Swiss sewing machine manufacturer
, to be a featured designer on its newly revamped Web site.

The Hidden Side of Fashion, a Mission Sewing Factory
Wed, 17 Jun 2009
Lisa Katayama SF Indie Fashion posted a compelling story that originally appeared in Action Orange yesterday, in which blogger Lisa Katayama visited a recently abandoned sewing factory located in the Mission. Katayama's friend Jenny spent much of her childhood playing in the factory, while her mother worked among a dozen or so other Chinese women making stacks of dresses for Macy’s at a wage of .

Old Tappan resident to compete in worldwide quilting contest
The Record and Herald News
Fri, 19 Jun 2009
Whether itâs intricately stitching by hand or using the power of a sewing machine
, Susan Hammer can quilt with the best of them.

Trina Turk opens on the avenue
San Mateo Daily Journal
Fri, 19 Jun 2009
Trina Turk grew up with a creative mother. She was always making things. As a result, Turk learned to sew fairly young and began using whatever fabric she could get her hands on to create clothes.

Knitting moves back into fashion
Sun, 21 Jun 2009
More women want to knit, sew and do craft work, say Taranaki stores and tutors who report growing sales and interest in classes.

Historic clothing business keeps Lena Meyer in stitches
The Sandusky Register
Sun, 21 Jun 2009
HURON Were it not for her black T-shirt and shorts and her electric sewing machines
, Lena Meyer's workshop could be straight out of the 19th century.

Scottsbluff woman wins sewing machine through Pat's Creative
Scottsbluff Star-Herald
Sun, 21 Jun 2009
Kristin Miller of Scottsbluff, receives a demonstration from Patâs Creative co-owner Sonya Buskirk on the new Bernina 63E sewing machine she won in a national contest.

Giving Back:

Center helps women purchase sewing machines
The Deming Headlight
Sun, 14 Jun 2009
Give a person a sweater and they will be warm. Teach a person to sew and they can clothe a community.

Sewing Circle Helps Hospital Patients With A Common Thread
KIAH-TV Houston Mon, 15 Jun 2009
Every Monday the Starbucks at the Town and Country shopping center is taken over by a group of ladies armed with knitting needles, spools of thread, and bags of colorful material.

Making the Stay 'Bear'-able
The Clay County Advocate-Press
Sat, 20 Jun 2009
A trip to the emergency room or hospital can be traumatizing for anyone, let alone a child. At the
Clay County Hospital, the Dietary Department came up with an idea to help make that trip a little more friendly. âThis was something that my staff came up with,â said Sherry Gibbs, âWeâve got a couple ladies that love to sew- They had come up with this idea of buying small bears. What they have ...

Economy Related:

700 sewing machines stolen in weekend theft
WKRN Nashville
Mon, 15 Jun 2009
Metro police and the FBI investigate the weekend theft of more than $400,000 worth of sewing machines
from the same lot in which a trailer full of whiskey was stolen in March.

Research and Markets: Women's and Girls' Cut and Sew Other Outerwear Manufacturing Industry in the U.S. and Its ...
Business Wire via Yahoo! Finance
Tue, 16 Jun 2009
DUBLIN----Research and Markets has announced the addition of Supplier Relations US, LLC's new report "Women's and Girls' Cut and Sew Other Outerwear Manufacturing Industry in the U.S. and its International Trade [Q2 2009 Edition ]" to their offering.

Until next time,
Enjoy your moments ~ make them "sew" much fun,

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