The wait is finally over!
It's time to fire up those sewing machines and witness fashion designers going needle to needle in an attempt to become the next top fashion designer on "Project Runway." The season premiere of the popular reality show is just five days away.
No fluke for designer Fluck
Stock & Land Mon, 10 Aug 2009
YOUNG designer Aaron Fluck couldn't sew before he met seamstress Shirley Weaver about three years ago.
Gawker Wed, 12 Aug 2009
[Fashion designer Cynthia Rowley lures the next generation of girls to the dream-crushing fashion industry while teaching a sewing class at the New York Public Library. Image via Getty]
Iowa State Fair sew-in makes quilts for kids
The Des Moines Register Thu, 13 Aug 2009
What a stitch: Des Moines quilters have found a way to teach others about the art they love, while making beautiful gifts for kids in need.
Liberty appeals to `artisanal' label
Toronto Star Thu,
For the fall 2009 edition of their Mercy collection, designers Jennifer Halchuk and Richard Lyle decided that nothing would do but leather buttons hand-dyed and hand-finished. Halchuk would sew them on; Lyle would take care of tinting and polishing. To begin, he would burnish them against the thighs of his Japanese denim jeans. When he realized that he was going to have to do 900 buttons, he ...
Vintage dress patterns have value for collectors
They're art. They're history. They're style. They are frustrating. They often have pieces missing. I'm just thinking up all the things to say about vintage dress patterns, which many women may have tucked away in sewing drawers.
Touring quilts display coming home to Cupar
MEMBERS of a Cupar sewing club say they are astounded by the success of their Scottish-themed quilts.
Juki to set up plant in India
Express India Thu,
N.J. company moves in to use Eagle workers
The Standard-Times Thu,
Sew Happy Quilt Guild holds show
The Alliance Review Mon, 10 Aug 2009
Photo By Nick Poorbaugh/The Review A quilt featuring carnations was one of many on display at the Quilt Show at the Carnation City Mall on Saturday. Photo By Nick Poorbaugh/The Review Marta Bixler works on a quilt at the Carnation Quilt Show on Saturday.
Sew, sew nice
Business Examiner Wed, 12 Aug 2009
Saturday's seamlessly tranquil Over The Bridge Quilt Show offered what’s likely Canada’s largest outdoor art show.
Women help children cope with traumatic times
Florence Morning News Tue,
Four Hartsville women use their sewing skills to help children coping with difficult and traumatic times. The group donated more than 100 stuffed animals to the
I have to say; this is the best tutorial I’ve seen come across the wire.
How to sew your own laptop sleeve
Ars Technica Tue, 11 Aug 2009
With more and more people toting around laptops and netbooks, the market for third-party notebook sleeves and cases has heated up. However, as many of us already know, those offerings can sometimes be hit or miss laptop sleeves can be ugly, expensive, or both. So why not show off how much of a unique snowflake you are by using something unconventional and creative? Making your own stuff has ...
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