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  • Zan as Rogue
    Interview with Kathrine Zan: Cosplayer and vendor
    We were told during the Northeast Comic Con that there is a cosplayer named Zan present that is top notch. We found Kathrine Zan dressed as Rogue from X-Men. She makes her own costumes and was selling sewing patterns at a booth next to Negative...
  • What to look for in vintage sewing patterns
    What to look for in vintage sewing patterns
    Everything old is new again, so the saying goes. This is particularly true for clothing styles. While materials and colors change, some items never go out of fashion. Vintage sewing patterns can be a great way to bring back some of the past by...
  • Mitten or mitt, they are easy to make.
    Simple holiday sewing: Simple mitten or oven mitt.
    On a tight budget? Want to give a personal and heartfelt useful holiday gift? Stitch it up. Yes, you can do it, and you don't even need a pattern. You don't need those silly things anyway. Circle skirts and mittens can be stitched up after...
  • 2014 Wardrobe Challenge
    Angela Wolf's November 2014 Wardrobe Challenge
    Have you been paying attention? Angela's November 2014 Wardrobe Challenge is 'It's all faux!' Its all about faux fur, faux leather, faux suede, etc. The November challenge deadline to post photos on Flickr is December 15, 2014....
  • Dickens Fair
    Dickens Fair Sewing Time
    Now that Halloween is behind us, it's time to turn our sewing machines to Dickens Fair mode. The Dickens Fair is the premier Holiday event in the Bay area. What could possibly make it better? Having your own costume while you stroll along the...
  • PFF Winner ASE 2014
    2014 Passion for Fashion Winners
    The inspiration was 'Alternative Wedding Gowns'. Contestants were given a theme and chose fabrics. They had all day Friday and Saturday until the Runway Show to plan and sew their garments. At 7pm on Saturday they showed off their garments...
  • ASE 2014 Special Exhibits
    ASE 2014 Special Exhibits
    Along with all of the contests, vendors and educational experiences at the American Sewing Expo this year are several special exhibits.First in the slideshow is the BabyLock Trunk Show by Designer Joi. This display shows creative and fashionable...
  • October 2014 All Zipped Up!
    Angela Wolf's October 2014 Wardrobe Challenge
    Its easy to enter and there are two ways to participate. Follow Angela on Pinterest. Make a board titled 'Wardrobe Challenge 2014'. Now fill it with inspiration for ideas and interesting zippers, be sure to include one pin from each...
  • ASE Half Scale Challenge 2014
    2014 ASE Half Scale Challenge Exhibit
    The results are in for the 2013 Half Scale Challenge and the Exhibit was fantastic. The winners and all other entries were on display at the 2014 American Sewing Expo in Novi, MI. The Challenge was to create a garment on a half scale dress form...
  • Sewing by Night or Day
    Green living challenge: Create your own curtains
    Autumn creeps its way forward, and with it come cooler days and chillier nights. The air begins to nip, and eventually, frost graces the still and silent landscape. Winter is never far away.Chills in the airBare windows are wonderful for drawing...
  • SFFW
    San Francisco Fashion Week September 22 - 28, 2014
    San Francisco Fashion Merchants and Alliance, Inc (SFFAMA) is pleased to announce the schedule for San Francisco Fashion Week 2014™ entitled ‘From Street to Runway.' Fast becoming known as the SXSW of fashion weeks, this season...
  • Curtain
    Simple green window curtains - No sewing required
    Looking for green window covering solutions? Tired of bringing drapes home from the cleaners that smell like nasty chemicals? Anyone who can glue, tape, or sew a straight line (by hand or machine) can make simple, machine washable window curtains....
  • American Sewing Expo
    American Sewing Expo 2014
    The Metro Detroit area is home to the largest independent sewing expo in the United States. What a great way to celebrate National Sewing Month. The 2014 American Sewing Expo takes place this year on September 26 - 28, 2014 at the Suburban...
  • THE Dream Machine by Brother International
    Brother launches nine new Sewing Machines
    One of the largest product launches fromBrotherInternationalis happening this fall, with the introduction of nine new dealer machines, optional accessories for new and existing products and advanced software. Senior Vice President of Brother...
  • Sewing Machine
    Why sew?
    Years ago, learning to sew was part of the school curriculum. Girls took sewing and cooking and boys took shop. It never occurred to anyone to switch up and surely today there are many women who wish they had taken shop and learned to use tools...