Dec 14, 2009

Sewing Over the Wire 12/14/09


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




Sewing History:
Creator of first 50-star American flag dies at 67
Boston Herald
Sat, 12 Dec 2009
SAGINAW, Michigan - Robert G. Heft, who is credited with designing and sewing the first 50-star American flag, has died. He was 67. Wakeman Funeral Home says Heft died...


About People:
Sewing holds a lot of Love – This is fun to read
Sometimes, a giftâs true impact isnât felt for years
MLive.com
Tue, 08 Dec 2009
A few months ago, I was taken with the idea of making my 7-year-old daughter a doll for Christmas. Considering I really canât sew, it was an odd thing to think I could do. My sewing basket usually comes out only if someone loses a button or my sonâs favorite teddy bear loses his head.


Create a cut and sew range
Computer Arts
Fri, 11 Dec 2009
Cut-and-sew is one of the most effective techniques for making your clothing unique, original and noticeable. In this tutorial, KING Apparelâs Daniel Herval and Patrick Bower explain how they created three of their favourite bespoke cut-and-sew designs for KINGâs Autumn/Winter 2009 range.


This is a good story – fun reed
Family chuckle-- Holiday memories can take you back to the sewing room
Yakima Herald-Republic
Fri, 11 Dec 2009
I really meant it when I said I wouldn't be hibernating in the sewing room from Thanksgiving until Christmas this year. I planned to use that time to write, listen to my stash of Christmas CDs, and view every holiday movie available from NetFlix. And bake, of course.


Shop's customers can have clothes made, make their own
Post-Tribune
Mon, 14 Dec 2009
Shirley Boyd was gifted with a talent to sew. In 1967, while in the eighth grade in
Starkville, Miss., she won first prize for designing the high school queen's homecoming gown. At age 17, Boyd made dresses for a 17-member wedding party. From 1978 through 1997 she owned the Unlimited Sewing Shop in the Beverly neighborhood of Chicago. And now, Boyd has brought her talents to her new business ...

Economy Related:
Sewing Classes Bursting at the Seams
NBC Dallas Fort Worth Tue, 08 Dec 2009
An old hobby is becoming more popular as people look to save money.

Video to the article above
Recession Drives Sewing Boom
NBC Philadelphia
Wed, 09 Dec 2009
It's all about handcrafted textiles and accessories. A look into empty wallets created a sewing boom in our area -- and a lot of people into the packed classes at "Citycraft". 



Donations:
Senior Center sewing group seeking flannel material
The Buffalo News
Thu, 10 Dec 2009
NORTH TONAWANDA--The North Tonawanda Senior Center is looking for donations of flannel material to assist its sewing group create pajamas and robes for returning veterans.

Giving Back:
NORTH TONAWANDA: NT seniors sewing for veterans
Tonawanda News
Mon, 07 Dec 2009
The sewing group at the North Tonawanda Senior Center is turning its focus to creating flannel pajamas and robes for returning veterans.


Sewing seeds of comfort
The Simcoe Reformer Wed, 09 Dec 2009
A collective of local quilters have been sewing the seeds of hope and faith for Canadian veterans. Using discarded fabric, Sewing Seeds, the aptly named troop of local sewers, have been busy whipping up homey quilts in the kitchen of a
Waterford church.[...]



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