Sewing

When the Singer Sewing Machine Company Built the Best .45 Pistol Ever Made

The gun was so good, the military asked the company to build something else.<p>The .45 caliber pistol, also known as the M1911A1, is one of the most iconic handguns ever made. Perhaps the rarest of this common breed are those made by the Singer Corporation.<p>Best known for manufacturing sewing machines, …

Military History

Student Films: 'Dress Form'

Casting "Dress Form" (working title), a student film about a middle-aged seamstress in the late 1950s who pursues her infatuation with a female …

Middle Age

Bit O' Kindness Pouches {easy sewing tutorial}

I’m so tickled! After showing you my cute Bit O’ Kindness pouches on Saturday, I don’t think any other sewing tutorial has been more requested! These …

Sewing Machine

Seamstress Top Crochet pattern by Hooked On Tilly

Crochet

The most dangerous dresses of Milan Fashion Week

Jeremy Scott is always bursting at the seams with ideas, but this season his Moschino show was sew basic.<p>Using seamstress tools, notions and marker …

Fashion Week

Australia strawberry scare: Woolworths halts sewing needle sales

<b>Australian supermarket giant Woolworths has temporarily removed sewing needles from its shelves as the country faces a strawberry safety scare.</b><p>Last week, Australians were warned to cut fresh strawberries before biting into them after several people found sewing needles hidden inside the …

Business

18 Genius Hacks That Will Take Your Life to a Whole New Level

As a lifelong DIY-er, nothing gives me greater satisfaction than turning trash into treasure. And, if you’re in the middle of a chilly …

Hacking

DIY Tutorial: V-Neck Dress

For this week's DIY tutorial, I will be showing you how to make a cute dress that you can whip up in about an hour. I’ve based this tutorial on a red …

Sewing

Eliot Stein’s “The Last Surviving Sea Silk Seamstress”

<b>Read Eliot Stein’s grand prize-winning piece, “The Last Surviving Sea Silk Seamstress” from the 87th Writer’s Digest Annual Writing Competition.</b><p>“The …

British Museum

Wu Wear Launches Fall/Winter 2018 Collection - XXL

Following the release of Wu Wear's spring 2018 collection, RZA and Wu Wear are back with a brand new apparel collection for fall and winter of …

Wu-Tang Clan

Compact Quilted Duffle with Handles & Adjustable Strap: Dritz Hardware

We always get compliments on our custom duffle patterns, but we realized the one category we hadn’t tackled was a smaller size bag that would work …

Fish Rack ~ Summer Sampler 2018 ~ Fresh Lemons Modern Quilts

Welcome to Week 18 of the Summer Sampler Series 2018 : Summer Road Trip quilt along! Our final block! This week’s design is really interesting to me. …

Quilting

He’s tailor-made for a headmaster

Wearing a torn shirt, shorts, or skirt brings down the confidence of students, declares Swamy, the headmaster of Government Higher Primary School at …

Sewing Machine

Interview: Natasha Lester, author of ‘The Paris Seamstress’

<b>Joyce: Welcome to HEA, Natasha! Please tell us a bit about your new release,</b> <b>The Paris Seamstress</b><b>.</b><p><b>Natasha:</b> <i>The Paris Seamstress</i> begins in May 1940. Estella Bissette is working in an atelier in Paris and dreaming of the day she might design her own clothes and own an atelier herself. But, with the …

New York City

How to Sew a Toilet Lid Cover

Sew a toilet lid cover using basic sewing skills.<p>Step 1<p>Wash the fabric in warm water with mild detergent. Dry in a clothes dryer to shrink out any …

Toilets

Sunday Stash #452 More of This and That

This week I have another bundle of random fabrics to share with you; fabrics handpicked from collections and added to stash in the last few weeks. I …

Quilting

Machine Sewn Seam Finishes - Mock French Seam and French Wrapped Seam - Part 3 of 4

One of the hallmarks of a professional job is when the inside of your project looks as great as the outside. We have a full four-part series, and …

Sewing

Sweet Smocking

SWEET SMOCKING! Enjoy the last warm days of the season in a checked top with elastic shirring. All you need is some elastic, a sewing machine, and …

Dresses

Rushcutter Dress

RUSHCUTTER DRESS SEWING PATTERN — Pattern: Rushcutter Dress by In The Folds Fabric: Merchant + Mills Ikat and Rushcutter Dress limited edition kit, …

Sewing

It’s Just the Back: Pieced Quilt Backs

I remember the quilts my grandmother made. They were always scrap quilts; she wouldn’t have dreamed of buying fabric to make a quilt. She used …

Quilting

Sewing Lesson: Peplum Jacket #115 09/2018

This style is right on target, worn with a pencil skirt or with jeans. We show you how to sew one for yourself, step by step - just follow this …

Sewing

New York Fashion Week: Sew the Looks!

The streets of New York City are buzzing this week with celebrities and influencers attending all the Spring 2019 Ready to Wear shows. I know fall is …

Fashion Week

ASOS released a belt that’s literally just a denim waistband

In the latest episode of stupid denim trends, ASOS has released a ‘belt’ that is literally just the waistband of an old pair of jeans.Dubbed …

Fashion (Australia)

THE PARIS SEAMSTRESS by Natasha Lester Read by Penelope Rawlins - Audiobook Excerpt by HachetteAudio - Listen to music

Audiobooks

How to hand piece patchwork: step by step tutorial plus free templates

Welcome to a new term here at Quilt School! We’ve got some great techniques lined up to share with you in the months to come as the latest in our …

Quilting

Beaded Lanterns Quilt Along Part 1: over on the BERNINA Blog

This week kicks off another fun quilt along that I created to help promote my Fandangle fabric collection. Over the next 7 week’s I’ll be sharing …

Quilting

DIY Tutorial: '90s-Inspired Plaid Skirt

For this week's DIY tutorial, I'm going to show you how to sew a <b>pleated skirt</b>. These were popular in the 1990s, especially in a plaid print, and have …

Halloween Costume

The Best Ironing Boards on Amazon, According to Hyperenthusiastic Reviewers

<i>Here at the Strategist, we like to think of ourselves as crazy (in the good way) about the stuff we buy, but as much as we’d like to, we can’t try</i> …

Shopping

How To Get Into Cosplay

Have you ever wanted to break into the world of cosplay? Or maybe you just want a kickass costume for your next themed party? Even if you've never …

Fabrication

THE RED RIBBON

Historical fiction about the high-fashion tailoring studio where Nazis enslaved prisoners on the grounds of Auschwitz-Birkenau.Ella is a yellow …

High Fashion