Jul 31, 2009

Free Sewing Class!

Can you believe it's the end of July already? Didn't we just celebrate the fourth?

It's time once again to send out the monthly news letter. In my news letters I usually give a special discount to sewing classes. I've decided to post the discount on the blog this month because the summer is just going by so quickly, I want everyone sewing before it ends.

So whats my next discount? A Free Hour of Sewing Class. That's right FREE! It's a $15 value.

How do you receive your free hour of sewing? Just refer someone to the sewing center. If you know someone who wants to learn to sew, when they enroll to any class offered at L2S have them give me your name by either writing it on the back of my business card I give you or just telling me when they enroll and you receive a free hour of sewing class. The more people you refer the more hours you receive. So next time you're in the sewing center grab a hand full of my business cards, write your name on the back and give them out to your friends and family. Oh, and I have new business cards - aren't they cute? I just got them yesterday. I can't wait to give them out to everyone.

If you would like to receive other discounts like this one all you have to do is sign up for my newsletter each month. The link to sign up is on the side bar of this blog.

I only have one class today, a cutting class starting at 11am. The rest of the day I hope to be sewing since one child will be in camp and the other one at Nana's house.

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

Jul 27, 2009

Sewing Over The Wire....

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


Project Runway Introduces All Star Challenge
Wed, 22 Jul 2009
We've been waiting sew long for this moment.

Your Project Runway All-Star Challenge Wagering Guide
Wed, 22 Jul 2009
If Project Runway is fashion's World Series, then Lifetime's new special, that pits eight of the show's alums against each other for a $100,000 prize, is the sewing All-Star Game. The winner...

About People:

4-H all sewn up early
The Seymour Tribune
Mon, 20 Jul 2009
BROWNSTOWN â When 11-year-old Krystal Waggoner saw the material she would be using for her 4-H sewing project, she knew she was going to have a standout piece of clothing. âMy grandma bought it and I thought it was really cool because

From Russia with fashion; Sewing since she was 10, Russian-born seamstress now runs a business in Bend
The Bulletin
Tue, 21 Jul 2009
Nelli Millard, born and raised in Russia, has transported her background and skills to the High Desert, where she operates an alteration and custom clothing shop off Greenwood Avenue in Bend.Sewing By Nelli Millard, owned and operated by Millard, 39, offers same- or next-day alteration services, custom clothing creations and cutouts of custom patterns for customers to sew themselves.

Summer students can dance, sing - even sew
Toronto Star Tue, 21 Jul 2009
They watch So You Think You Can Dance as homework.

Stitching together her dreams
The Monroe Evening News
Fri, 24 Jul 2009
â Evening News photo by
KIM BRENT Sue Nichols has been sewing for 35 years, and after moving to Luna Pier over a year ago, she recently was able to afford to fulfill a dream: opening her own sewing shop.

Thread of hope
The Columbus Dispatch
Sat, 25 Jul 2009
These sewing lessons aren't the traditional sort.

Waterhouse's Miracle Tabernacle
The Jamaica Observer
Sat, 25 Jul 2009
IT'S four days before 31-year-old Colletta Allen's wedding, but instead of daydreaming about her 'happily ever after' or losing her mind over last-minute preparations for the big day, she sits contentedly at one of 20 sewing machines
making her fiancé's suit.

Huggable “friends
The New Straits Times
Sun, 26 Jul 2009 21:17 PM PDT
BEFORE last October, Yue Jun Mei had never sewn a stitch in her life. But her desire to try it out prompted her to buy a sewing machine
and make her first pillow.

Girl Scouts sewing project helps kids facing tough times
Culpeper Star-Exponent
Mon, 27 Jul 2009
Kids who have a family member admitted to the hospital will soon hopefully find the experience slightly more bearable thanks to the efforts of a local Girl Scout.

Giving Back:

'Tis the Season to be Sewing
WKBT La Crosse
Tue, 21 Jul 2009
It's the middle of summer but some people are already thinking ahead to the holidays and it's all to benefit our troops serving overseas.

Group seeks quilts to comfort children in hospitals
Bucks County Courier Times
Fri, 24 Jul 2009
Have some spare time? Know how to sew? Want to do something to comfort a child?


Reuse, Remake, Restyle - September is National Sewing Month
PRWeb via Yahoo! News
Sun, 26 Jul 2009
September is National Sewing Month and the Sewing & Craft Alliance and the American Sewing Guild are the proud co-sponsors of this month-long celebration of the art and craft of sewing.

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

Jul 24, 2009

How to sew a straight line

I can't get enough of sewing. When I'm not teaching or sewing myself I'm reading other people's sewing blogs to see what they're sewing. One blog I love to read is Carolyn at diaryofasewingfantic.

I started reading Carolyn's blog last summer. When I signed up to follow her blog I think I was number 78 as a follower. Today she has over 200 reading and commenting on her blog. Carolyn's starting a new series to help beginners at sewing not to give up when things get hard or something doesn't come out the way you thought it would. In the comment section of her last post Sewingmama said she wanted to give up sewing because she can't cut a straight line. Other people said they couldn't sew a straight line.

I notice in my classes this is a problem for a lot of people. When someone can't sew a straight line they feel like giving up right away. There's a few thing you can do to help you sew a straight line.

The first trick to sewing is sewing the right sides of the fabric together (as apposed to the wrong sides) when making your seams. The next trick to sewing is making sure the edges of the fabric together and lined up when you sew the seam. You have to take your time pinning the edges of the fabric before you sew.

Here's the trick to sewing a straight line. Find something on the machine to follow. Most of the time it's the 5/8" line on the inside of the needle on the machine. If you have a hard time following it you can buy a little thing that sticks to your machine and has a lift on it - you put it at the 5/8" line - follow the fabric at the edge of the lift and you're sewing a straight line. Say you don't want to buy the little thing for your machine. I put a little piece of tape on the 5/8" line for my students to follow.

Ok now, lets say you want to do a top stitch. (a top stitch is a stitch you see on the right side of the fabric. imagine the stitch line that's at the edge of a collar. A top stitch adds detail and looks better when you do it closer to the edge of the fabric). Sometimes I put the zipper foot on the machine so I can follow the edge of the zipper foot with the edge of the fabric to get a straight line close to the edge of the fabric. I find anything I can to follow the edge of the fabric on the machine to sew straight lines.

Another thing that causes people not to do straight lines is "they drive the car crazy" as I call it. Sewing is a lot like driving a car. How ever fast you go determines on how hard you push the foot peddle. And when you're driving a car you don't turn the stearing wheel back and forth. You guide the car to stay in your lane. Think about it like driving a car and stay in your lane driving straight. Another thing that could help you "drive the straight line" is don't go so fast, slow down. The slower you go the more control you have.

Many people have a hard time sewing straight lines when starting out their adventures in sewing. Believe me you will get better. You just have to try new things. If you keep doing the same things you will get the same results. If you're having trouble sewing a straight line try sewing down lined paper to practice. We get better with time. It depends on how much time you have to give to the art of sewing.

Parting video: My daughter started sewing when she was 6 yrs old. She's now 9. When we were sewing together yesterday I made a video of her sewing her bag. She is showing how to sew a straight line following the tape.

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

Jul 23, 2009

Summer Camp Week 3

Another week of summer camp has passed with a good group of girls attending.

Two sisters have taken sewing camp before and took their sewing to another level making dresses that they didn't get to complete because they were out of town on Monday and couldn't attend. They will be back for the last week of camp to finish their dresses and to start new projects.

A couple of other girls just started learning how to sew, one using her hello kitty sewing machine.

Because I let the girls sew what they want by the end of the week they can get really creative with all the scraps laying around. Just making different kinds of stitches can be fun for them.

Some of their projects were pj pants, aprons, dresses, pillows, tote bags, fabric belts and shorts.

All the girls had a great time making new friends and exchanged phone numbers before they ended the week.

My daughter was my assistant this week bring me things when I needed them, filling up my wrist pin cushions so I could pint things together for the campers, pressing when she could. She did a great job and it was a big help having her there. One of the day's my son didn't want to go to his summer camp and tagged along with us to sewing camp.

Today my daughter and I stayed for a couple of hours after camp ended so we could have some "sewing time" together. She made a bag (picture on the left) and I fussed around the shop making ironing board covers and more curtains. She has caught the sewing bug. I can't believe how good she has gotten at sewing. She's troubleshooting the machine and knows how to fix it when it jams. I have the best time sewing with her. We have the best conversations. Today she asked me when we were going to get a sewing machine to keep at home so we can sew more. How cute is that! She can't get enough sewing like her old mom :)

The last week of camp runs from August 3-6 from 2 to 5pm. I have one seat available if there is someone who would like to attend. You can enroll online.

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

Jul 21, 2009

Sewing Terminology

I find after teaching, the hardest thing for people to grasp when learning how to sew is terminology. Once you know what the terms mean the sewing experience is much easier.

About.com is a great source of information. I often use it to look up all kinds of things. They have a very good list of sewing terms. They also have a lot of other links to help you when you don't know what the terms mean.
Sewing Term Glossary
Don't let not understanding a sewing term stop your creative process. Follow the sewing glossaries and definitions to understand and see what the term means.

A-E | F-J | K-O | P-T | U-Z

And then there is "Only Sewing" (click for full list) also has a great list of sewing terms. Book mark it to use later.

To change or revise a pattern or garment to suit individual sizing or desires. This could be making an item larger or smaller, adding darts, lengthening a bodice, etc.

Sewing a piece of fabric on top of another after folding under a small bit of the fabric to create a clean edge. When done by machine, many use a satin stitch (tight zig zag). By hand, blind stitching is often used. Applique can be done with or without a fusible or stabilizer.

Tool with pointed tip used to push out corners when fabric is turned.

Fabric used as the back layer of another fabric.

Used at the beginning and end of a machine sewn seam to anchor the seam in place; it involves a couple of extra stitches back and forth.

ballpoint needle:
Ballpoint needles are designed to penetrate knit fabrics without nicking or damaging the fabric.

bar tack:
A group of closely sewn stitches via zig zag that is used to tack a belt loop or similar item in place, and is often used in buttonhole making. This is not a basting stitch and should be repeated several times on the machine to make a very short run of satin stitching.

Temporary stitching used to hold a sewing project in place and is removed when the permanent sewing is done (usually long or large stitches).

Fiberfill, cotton, wool, or other material that is flattened and usually on a roll and purchased in precut lengths or by the yard.

Runs diagonally to the straight grain of the fabric. This is the stretchiest part on the fabric.

bias tape:
Strips of fabric cut on the bias, often turned under and pressed, and used for bindings, facings, or other application where there is a need for stretch or accomodation to curves.

Encasing the raw edges of a blanket or quilt with another piece of fabric. Binding also refers to the fabric that is folded and used for the encasing of the raw edges.

blanket stitch:
Used to neaten the edge of a buttonhole, blanket, vest edge, or other seamline. A blanket stitch can be done by hand or machine.

blind hem stitch:
Sewing stitch that is not meant to be seen on the right side of the fabric, usually accomplished by picking up one thread of the fabric at a time rather than going through the full fabric or several threads before completing a hand stitch or machine stitch.

A block is the individual unit used in a quilt top. Blocks can also be made to create pillows or a length of fabric from which a garment is cut.

The piece of your sewing machine that holds the bottom thread (the bobbin thread) and is placed in the bobbin case. It generally is under the area the needle penetrates and it loops with the needle thread to form a locked stitch.

The part of a pattern or garment that runs from shoulder to waist.

A large roll of fabric on a tubular roll or a rectangular form. Fabric is usually folded right sides together lengthwise on a bolt.

Strong, heavy woven fabric used for stiffening baseball cap brims and some drapery applications.

Bringing two edges together so they touch but do not overlap.

A bound slit in the fabric to allow the passage of a button for closure. Buttonholes are mostly made by machine these days, but many people do still prefer to make them by hand, using a special buttonhole stitch.

When you're not sure what the words mean try to look them up. If you still don't understand then come to a sewing class and I'll get you over your hump so you can move on with your project.

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

Jul 20, 2009

Sewing Over the Wire.....

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

Project Runway News:

'Runway' finally ready for takeoff
San Diego Union-Tribune
Mon, 13 Jul 2009 02:19 AM PDT
Let the sew-off begin: After a massive delay, “Project Runway” is revealing its new batch of aspiring fashion designers, including
San Diego designer and boutique owner Gordana Gehlhausen. Until now, they lurked in the shadows, sidelined by a legal battle over the popular design-challenge series, which began on Bravo but ended up in the hands of Lifetime.

It's back to the vamp on 'Runway' ramp
San Francisco Chronicle
Fri, 17 Jul 2009
Let the sew-off begin: After a massive delay, "Project Runway" is revealing its new batch of aspiring fashion designers. Until now, they lurked in the shadows, prematurely sidelined by a legal battle over the popular design-challenge series, which began on...

About People:

4-H members model their works
Wabash Plain Dealer
Mon, 13 Jul 2009
Wabash County 4-H members took to the catwalk on Saturday night, showing off their sewing and modeling skills during the 2009 Wabash County 4-H Fair Fashion Revue.

So far sew good for Fitzhead fete
This is West Country
Sun, 12 Jul 2009
THREE Fitzhead women have clocked up 86 years between them sewing for their annual village fete â and theyâre still going strong.

Libbey's finishes move to Sherrill
The Oneida Daily Dispatch
Mon, 13 Jul 2009
SHERRILL â Libbey's Good News Gift Shop and Sew Blessed has reopened at its new location in Sherrill, with more room for parking and sewing. Owner Elizabeth Haley said she couldn't be happier now that her gift shop, sewing room and home are all in one location.

Sewing shop offers classes, services in the community
The Atascocita Observer Tue, 14 Jul 2009

A fixture in the Humble community for more than 25 years, the
Humble Sewing Center allows people to indulge in their favorite hobbies.

Fashion students have designs on success
Newham Recorder
Tue, 14 Jul 2009
THREE fashion students are on track to sew up a career like their heroes Alexander McQueen and Vivienne Westwood. They have won through to the finals of the Fashion Futures 2 Awards, where they will come under the eye of industry scouts.

Former host of HGTV show conducts Joplin workshop
Joplin Globe Mon, 13 Jul 2009 20:13 PM PDT
Sandra Betzina loves to sew more than anyone she has ever known. And Betzina, 65, has made a living sharing that passion with people across the nation and now,

A night of fashion
Tue, 14 Jul 2009
Last night, high fashion took up residence in the Court of North Carolina as 15 designers from the Colleges of Textiles and Design showcased months of designing, sewing, weaving and building.

Teen talent has success sewn up
Wed, 15 Jul 2009
Sara Trail is only 14, but the Antioch teen hopes no one will hold it against her. Despite her youth, the high school sophomore is developing a reputation as a sewing and quilting phenom; a teenage Rachel Ray.

Ex-Prisoners Re-Entering the Workforce
FOX 24 Macon Wed, 15 Jul 2009 14:59 PM PDT
Sewing is Alfraido Thomas' speciality. "I can take a pattern and start from the raw material. I can cut it. I can assemble it. I can also pack it, Thomas says.

Trio's fair creations proof sewing for young ladies, too
Kearney Hub
Thu, 16 Jul 2009
ORLEANS â Donât try to tell the young people who modeled and presented their home-sewed garments and items earlier this week that home sewing is only popular with their grandmothers or their mothers.

Guild a place for women to connect and help their community through quilting
The Phoenix
Sat, 18 Jul 2009
Phoenix Intern The fellowship hall of the United Church of Christ gradually fills with long folding tables, sewing machines
, stacks of fabric and increasingly more women as the hour approaches ten o'clock. The women putter around the room, setting up their individual work areas and chatting with multiple people at once. At the sound of a cow bell ringing from the side of the room, attention is ...

San Bernardino artist to be featured at Redlands gallery
The Press-Enterprise
Sat, 18 Jul 2009
When artist Diane Grant was growing up in
Riverside, her bedroom doubled as her mother's sewing room. Her early exposure to fabrics and fibers through her mother, and oil painting through her grandmother, fueled her passion for art, which she will share in a show at the Redlands Art Association from Saturday through Aug. 15

About Businesses:

Chinese sewing-machine firm buys two German businesses
Fri, 17 Jul 2009
Beijing - A Chinese private sewing-machine company has bought two German textile machinery businesses for a total of 45 million yuan (6.6 million dollars), reports said on Friday. The New Jack Sewing Machine Company, based in the eastern city of

Notions Marketing, built on sewing, scrapbook supplies, still growing in Grand Rapids
The Grand Rapids Press
Fri, 17 Jul 2009
"I describe them as Cabela's of the craft world," said Eric Soucey, economic development coordinator.

Giving Back:

A common thread of caring: Sewing group crafts items to comfort deployed troops
The Sierra Vista Herald
Tue, 14 Jul 2009
SIERRA VISTA â As long as Americaâs armed forces are in harmâs way, a group of local women will support them.

HERO CENTRAL: Help for Ronald McDonald House
13 WMAZ Macon
Tue, 14 Jul 2009
The Macon Chapter of the American Sewing Guild presented the children at the Ronald McDonald House with handmade pillowcases.

Economy Related:

The Herald Democrat serving the Texoma area -
The Herald Democrat
Sat, 18 Jul 2009
The sewing and crafting section of
Sherman's Walmart is looking a bit bare these days. Gone are the rows of bolt fabric that once dominated the area near the automotive department


Stitches and Stuff: The laws of sewing, with apologies to Murphy
The Daily News
Tue, 14 Jul 2009
Last week I was working hard in my studio to meet a deadline for a quilt show. I got really frustrated by the âlittleâ things that kept going wrong. First, I discovered I was about six inches short on the fabric I had for the backing. Then as I was sewing a strategic and important seam, the bobbin thread ran out. I decided that Murphyâs Law was a work.

Artscape 2009: What's new?
Baltimore Sun Wed, 15 Jul 2009
The Baltimore arts festival just keeps getting bigger and better Shorts at The Charles, Sew Me What You Got Competition, a
VIP lounge and more

4-H Fair kicks-off "in style"
Paris Beacon-News
Sat, 18 Jul 2009
THE 2009
EDGAR COUNTY 4-H Fair got underway Friday afternoon with the judging of the Sewing and Textiles followed by the popular Clothing and Textile Fashion Review. The fair will continue through Wednesday with a full schedule of activities on the schedule for everyone to stop by the fair and enjoy. In addition to the judging visitors can enjoy the homemade food offered at the HCE and 4-H ...

How To:

Sewing Vocabulary - Darn to Draping
BellaOnline Wed, 15 Jul 2009

Familiarize yourself with sewing terminology with this handy glossary of sewing terms.

Summer sewing for sunny (and rainy) days
Capital City Weekly
Wed, 15 Jul 2009
Okay, it's Saturday, and that summer beach bonfire is not going to happen unless you can find something besides fleece and rubber boots to wear. Sound familiar?


Spend the weekend sewing
Tuscaloosa News Tue, 14 Jul 2009
Dust off the sewing machine and sharpen the shears. Heather Ross wants to get
America sewing again. Ross is a lifelong sewing enthusiast who designs fabric, fashion projects, sewing patterns and stationery goods. Her new book, 'Weekend Sewing,' is intended to inspire people to carve out time for sewing as a creative outlet.

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

Jul 17, 2009

Sewing Camp Projects Week 2

We finished another week of camp yesterday.

5 campers attended making 1 hand bag, 2 pj pants, 1 pj top, 2 robes, an apron, 1 dress, 2 skirts and one top.

Some of the campers didn't get to finish their projects (the gold dress) and will be returning for another week of camp or joining an adult sewing class for the older campers.

I'm very proud of all the campers this week for accepting the knowledge I was giving them. I had one girl who had never sewn before attend last week and she blew me away how fast she caught on. I can see all these girls sewing for many years to come.

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

Jul 15, 2009

Summer Camp Week 2

We're in the middle of the second week of summer camp. Out of the 5 campers, 4 of them already know how to use their sewing machines and have sewn before.

The first day we cut out our projects and started sewing them. So far the campers have made an apron, pj's, hand bag, 2 skirts and a beautiful dress.

Here are some pictures from the past couple of days along with a couple of videos.

We have 2 more days filled with lots of sewing fun and more pictures to share of finished projects.

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

Jul 13, 2009

Sewing Over the Wire.....

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


PR Newswire via Yahoo! Finance
Thu, 09 Jul 2009
Summer sizzles on Lifetime Television with the premiere of the Emmy®-nominated and Peabody® Award-winning hit series Project Runway, on Thursday, August 20, at 10PM ET
/PT, followed by the all-new companion series, Models of the Runway at 11PM ET/PT.

'Project Runway' contestents revealed
York Daily Record
Thu, 09 Jul 2009
NEW YORK -- Let the sew-off begin: After a massive delay, "Project Runway" is revealing its new batch of aspiring fashion designers.

`Project Runway' reveals new batch of aspiring fashion designers
Minneapolis-St. Paul Star Tribune
Thu, 09 Jul 2009
YORK - Let the sew-off begin: After a massive delay, "Project Runway" is revealing its new batch of aspiring fashion designers, including Christopher Straub, of Shakopee, Minn., and Ra'Mon-Lawrence Coleman of Milwaukee, who made his first splash in the Twin Cities.

Lifetime unveils new 'Project Runway' group
Aberdeen American News
Thu, 09 Jul 2009
NEW YORK -- Let the sew--off begin: After a massive delay, ''Project Runway'' is revealing its new batch of aspiring fashion designers....

16 Project Runway' contestants revealed
Fort Wayne Journal Gazette
Thu, 09 Jul 2009
Let the sew-off begin: After a massive delay, "Project Runway" is revealing its new batch of aspiring fashion designers. Until now, they lurked in the shadows, sidelined by a legal battle over the popular design-challenge series, which began on Bravo but ended up in the hands of Lifetime. Photo caption: Heidi Klum returns as host and a judge for Season 6 of "Project Runway" on the Lifetime ...

About People:

Sew much to remember
The Bakersfield Californian
Wed, 08 Jul 2009
Woman threads scenes from interesting life of service into a 'memory quilt'

All sewn up: Fashion students present designs at 'Project Runway'-style show
Island Packet
Thu, 09 Jul 2009
Students have been gathering at ARTworks in Beaufort the past several weeks sewing and etching, fitt

Kids hone creativity, one stitch at a time
The Longview News-Journal
Sat, 11 Jul 2009
A day camp in
Longview sows the love of sewing into its students.

‘Quilt cars’ star at Sisters display; 1,200 colorful quilts hung from everything Saturday in downtown Sisters - ...
The Bulletin
Sun, 12 Jul 2009
SISTERS â At the Sisters Outdoor Quilt Show on Saturday, sisters Jan Pfifer and Joan Hollister hid in the shade of a giant billowing quilt hanging from a second-story balcony for an afternoon snack.Pfifer, 56, from Battle Ground, Wash., and Hollister, 60, from Gresham, said neither of them are quilting enthusiasts â Hollister said she thinks she lost her sewing machine
when she moved a few years ...

So far sew good for Fitzhead fete
This is West Country
Sun, 12 Jul 2009
THREE Fitzhead women have clocked up 86 years between them sewing for their annual village fete â and theyâre still going strong.

About Businesses:

Boston Ventures Portfolio Company New Track Media Acquires CK Media
PR Newswire via Yahoo! Finance
Tue, 07 Jul 2009
Boston Ventures, a leading middle market private equity firm that invests in the media, information and publishing, entertainment, and communications sectors, today announced that its Fund VI portfolio company, BVK Holdings, owner of the consumer enthusiast publisher New Track Media, has acquired CK Media, LLC, a leading publisher of quilting, sewing, and scrapbooking magazines.

Giving Back:

Summer Campers Sew Pillowcases to Send to Haiti
Tue, 07 Jul 2009
Clayton , NC ) July 7, 2009 âSome villagers in Haiti will now be able to carry rice and beans more easily and with less waste thanks to pillowcases sewn by Building Blocks Child Care and Development Center âs summer campers.

Quilters sew all day for charity
Stillwater NewsPress
Wed, 08 Jul 2009
Every year, Cimarron Valley Quilters Guild members spend a full day at the
First Church of the Nazarene for a pro bono quilting day.

New Jersey parishioner collects sewing machines for poor in Africa
Catholic News Service
Wed, 08 Jul 2009
HILLSBOROUGH, N.J. (CNS) -- Clare S. Liptak is combining her Catholic faith with a love of sewing to help the poor in Africa stitch together a better life.

Volunteers sew Chemo Caps for cancer patients
KSDK St. Louis
Wed, 08 Jul 2009
Volunteers sew Chemo Caps for cancer patients

Sewing keeps veterans comfortable
Arkansas News Bureau Thu, 09 Jul 2009
The sewing ministry at the Little Rock Air Force Base chapel started with a friendship and continues to fashion new ones tied together and united for a good cause that helps people around the world.


Sew-sew dolls
The New
Ulm Journal Wed, 08 Jul 2009
Instructor Tanya Lee works with two of the students in her 'Learn How to Sew with Tanya Lee' class at the Wanda Gag House Wednesday in New Ulm. The week-long class teaches basic sewing skills for children to create clothing for their dolls and stuffed animals.


Weekend Sewing'
Tuscaloosa News Tue, 07 Jul 2009
Dust off the sewing machine and sharpen the shears. Heather Ross wants to get
America sewing again. Ross is a lifelong sewing enthusiast who designs fabric, fashion projects, sewing patterns and stationery goods. Her new book, 'Weekend Sewing,' is intended to inspire people to carve out time for sewing as a creative outlet, as she does.

A Different Kind of Sewing News:

Firefighters rescue textile worker trapped in a sewing machine
Macclesfield Express
Wed, 08 Jul 2009
FIREFIGHTERS had an unusual call-out to a textile factory all sewn up last week. A worker at DHJ Weisters shirtmakers had to be freed from an industrial sewing machine by firefighters after a needle went through her finger and trapped her.

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