Aug 17, 2009

Sewing Over The Wire...

This is a weekly series where I share sewing news I receive with you. Enjoy your reading.... (and thanks Carolyn - I'm glad you like reading this series as much as I like bringing it to you.)

Project Runway:

The wait is finally over!
Louisville Courier-Journal Sat, 15 Aug 2009
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.


About People:

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]

Sewing making a comeback in tough economic times


ABC 4 Salt Lake City Thu, 13 Aug 2009
SANDY, Utah (ABC4 News) - Some say it's a lost art, but sewing is making a comeback in these tough economic times. Just who is learning to sew may surprise...


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, 13 Aug 2009
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
The
Indianapolis Star Fri, 14 Aug 2009
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
Fife Today
Sun, 16 Aug 2009
MEMBERS of a Cupar sewing club say they are astounded by the success of their Scottish-themed quilts.



About Businesses:

Juki to set up plant in India
Express India
Thu, 13 Aug 2009
Japan's largest sewing machines maker Juki Corporation is planning to set up a manufacturing plant in India. With the domestic textiles industry operating on outdated machinery...


N.J. company moves in to use Eagle workers
The Standard-Times
Thu, 13 Aug 2009
NEW BEDFORD A new defense subcontractor setting up shop in a North End mill plans to hire as many as 100 former Eagle stitchers to sew reusable military ammunition bags for Army troops.



Events:

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.



Giving Back:

Women help children cope with traumatic times
Florence Morning News
Tue, 11 Aug 2009
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
Durante Children√Ęs Center that will open soon on West Carolina Avenue in Hartsville.



How To:

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 ...



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