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  • 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...
  • Costume college
    Costume College this weekend!
    Those of you who costume with an historical bent, this weekend is for you. Since 2001, The Costumer's Guild West, has hosted their annual Costume College, or "CoCo", for those in the know. West coast costuming aficionados tend toward...
  • Upcycle, Recycle
    Upcycle, Recycle Your Old Clothes!
    Many of you have a closet full of clothes that are too something: small, out of date, big, ugly, short, long, etc. So what can you do with them? Change them into something new and get a whole new wardrobe! Raid your dad's or husband's...
  • Charles James: Beyond Fashion
    Beyond Fashion and Centennial Quilts
    - You should head over to The Met before August 10th for some sewing awe-inspiring moments!The Charles James: Beyond Fashion exhibition is a haute couture dream. It examines his career and love of all things pouf. His attention to details and...
  • June 2014 Wardrobe Challenge
    Angela Wolf's June 2014 Wardrobe Challenge
    Angela Wolf's 2014 Wardrobe Challenge is still going strong. Did you have the chance to get involved in the May Challenge? June's Challenge is all about Fabrication. Angela says, 'The past few months I have been experimenting with...