Apr 19, 2010

Sewing Over the Wire - 04/19/10

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

Enjoy your reading.


About People:
Generations sewn together
Corning Observer
Tue, 13 Apr 2010
There was time when mothers made their children clothing. Back then, the sewing machine
was a common sight in most homes and homemade clothing was the norm. Ask just about any teenager today if they know how to thread a needle and the answer will be...

Rockford fashionista looks to get clothing line on more store racks
Rockford Register Star
Wed, 14 Apr 2010
ROCKFORD â As a girl, Alexis Peabody would rip the seams off her clothes and pull them apart, then sew them back together for a totally new look. Now 29 years old,
Peabody has turned her lifelong passion into a blossoming career.

Dallas sewing boutique puts modern spin on an old-fashioned skill
Dallas Morning News
Fri, 16 Apr 2010
It's pretty clear from the moment you step through the door that City Craft isn't your grandmother's sewing shop.

Student Designers Strut Their Stuff At Fashion Show
The Wesleyan Argus
Fri, 16 Apr 2010
After weeks of planning, cutting, sewing and fitting, 13 student designers presented their collections at the annual WesFest Fashion Show last night.

Melrose enters quilt contest for the children
The Enid News & Eagle
Fri, 16 Apr 2010
âIt is nice to be able to do for others. I think people who sew or quilt, they are pretty good about donating their stuff to others. If you have the talent, use it to give to someone else. There are only so many you can put in your closet, and my closet is full.â â Sharon Melrose

The creative process behind the costumes worn in UA productions
The Tuscaloosa News
Sun, 18 Apr 2010
By Robert Sutton Chief Photographer The steady hum of sewing machines
fills the costume shop. On one wall hang pieces of fabric pinned to sketches, an outline of the work that lies ahead.

A Stitch in Time owners have work all sewn up
Wichita Falls Times Record News
Sun, 18 Apr 2010
Darla and Leonard Woodruff worked a variety of jobs before they decided to open A Stitch in Time, a sewing machine
dealership and quilting store that also does commercial embroidery.

Women stitch back their lives after fleeing Myanmar
Reuters via Yahoo! News
Sun, 18 Apr 2010
Hunched over sewing machines
, a group of Myanmar women refugees are stitching together a livelihood after fleeing persecution from the junta back home.

Portland Sewing teaches novices and experienced stitchers how to do-it-yourself
The Oregonian
Mon, 19 Apr 2010
Portlanders learn sewing techniques, from beginner basics to skills for more advanced techniques, at Portlanr Sewing/

About Businesses:
Banasch's now under one roof
The Cincinnati Enquirer
Sun, 18 Apr 2010
For the first time in a quarter-century, Greater Cincinnati tailors and dressmakers can find everything they want from a Banasch's sewing-supply company under one roof.

Giving Back:
Sewing good deeds
North Platte Telegraph Wed, 14 Apr 2010
The North Platte Telegraph Quiltmaking requires a fair amount of skill and knowledge. The process of making a quilt can also be an educational experience in itself, as proven by Laura Poe's sixth grade class at
Lake Maloney Public School.

CPHS students sew dresses from donated pillowcases
The Woodlands Villager
Wed, 14 Apr 2010
Tirelessly hunching over an antique Singer machine, Lauren Starnes sews stitch after stitch onto a pillowcase.

Summit County locals needed to make baby clothes for charity
Summit Daily News
Fri, 16 Apr 2010
SUMMIT COUNTY - To help new families who are financially unprepared, a local Warm Hearts-Warm Babies group is making infant clothing for area hospitals. Avanelle Bond, a Keystone resident and the group's leader, is seeking volunteers to make baby clothes and accessories. Warm Hearts-Warm Babies is a state-wide, volunteer-run charity whose helpers sew, knit, crochet and quilt for premature ...

Karen Ovalle, 17, a Winter Haven High School senior, sits at Heartfelt Quilting and Sewing in Winter Haven on Saturday. She is showing a quilt that is similar to the 132 quilts she made and sent to an orphanage in Colombia.

Vallejo church members help out Haiti with quilts and health kits
Vallejo Times-Herald
Mon, 19 Apr 2010
Some survivors of Haiti's Jan. 12 earthquake will soon have some necessities courtesy of Vallejo's St. Paul's Lutheran Church.Church members ranging in age from 3 to 90 helped sew quilts and put together so-called health kits for Haiti's earthquake victims and others,

New Products:
Books: 'Martha Stewart's Encyclopedia of Sewing and Fabric Crafts' is loaded with information
Dallas Morning News
Sat, 17 Apr 2010
When it comes to crafting, Martha Stewart doesn't mess around. She takes sewing and other fabric crafts seriously. If her magazine, television show and Web site didn't clue you in, her new Encyclopedia of Sewing and Fabric Crafts will.



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