Answers to Sharp Questions: Scissors Facts

Though rotary cutters have taken the sewing world by storm, SCISSORS are still a vital, indispensable piece of sewing equipment. Here are some 'sharp facts you may not understand.  I surely didn't understand all this until I started selling scissors and sought answers from a scissors manufacturer. Is it 'Scissor' or 'Scissors'? What's the difference between a Scissors and a Shears?  Read on for some 'sharp' facts including a full
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Lucy Jacket Up-Cycle Project: Re-Visited

A peek inside of fronts - as are exposed when front left open and 'floppy'.
Some projects are worth a RE-SHARE, and the Lucy Jacket I created is definitely one of those.  My passion for re-cycling/up-cycle sewing is becoming an obsession! Original LUCY Jacket Post from 11-19-13 "I just had the most FUN creating this jacket for a very special friend who loves – LUCY! Beauty of Stitching with TWO Machines And, oh my – am I now spoiled with having TWO sewing machines!  I
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Tickled Pink: My Featured Top in Altered Couture

Altered Couture Featured Article
My mail today was pretty exciting!  I opened an advance copy of Altered Couture Magazine that contains my up-cycled top as a feature article!  This Stampington magazine is 'The Ultimate Guide for Artwear Enthusiasts" - which, I suppose I have become since this is my absolutely FAVORITE type of creative sewing. The 2 piece knit top from the late 60's was my late Mother's, and the grey silk T belonged to my Dad.  It
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Zippers – a Short History

zipper image
Zippers are a series of hooks and eyes to create a long, continuous fastener!  Invented in 1890, zippers are certainly an interesting invention!  Browsing through some files, I happened upon a short history of zippers in a Taunton Press article from 1991 by Kathy Sandmann. "Whitcomb Judson devised this fastener system in 1890 and called it, the 'C-Curity Placket Fastener. However, the invention was not very successful.  The B.F. Goodrich Co.,
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Tough Man Work Pants Mending – Continued

It is a joy to have a son-in-law in carpenter's training who works so hard that he makes LOTS of holes in his work pants. Sometimes I'm honored to get to RE-mend some pairs.  You can go back to my post of   July 19,2017  and can offer this additional advice.  Plan on work/wear-tested updates as they reveal themselves! Below, see the current challenges - and my solutions.  I didn't think
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Blogger Visit Week – Rhonda Buss

interesting seaming on pant
Concluding my week of posts sharing my favorite sewing Blogs: Rhonda Buss has a WONDERFUL Blog - and I would have to say, my favorite.  I always open her Blog Post emails that come to my inbox right when I see them if I have time.  Then again, sometimes I wait for the evening to treat myself to her fashion and life inspiration.  She even shares her cooking from time to
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Blogger Visit Week – Glenda Sparling

Sure-Fit Designs
Next up for this week's blog posts is Glenda Sparling - Sure-Fit Designs.  I first discovered Glenda with her book, Fabrique way back during my retail storefront days, and it is in my library even today.  She truly introduced me to texturizing and how to create texture and to use it in creative sewing. Glenda has created a world-wide sewing business that I so admire!  She teaches both amazing fitting,
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Blogger Visit Week – Gayle Ortiz

pages from thumb prints
I'm going to take you on a visit of different Bloggers that I enjoy during this week while I'm on 'Nana Duty', enjoying our 12-year-old grandson. GAYLE ORTIZ I've never met Gayle, but when I grow up, I want to have her life and experiences - everywhere she goes and everything she makes is so wonderfully FUN. She did this post on "What I Did With My Summer Vacation" -
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Don’t Miss: Nick Verreos

Nick Vereos on You-Tube I recently stumbled on this great series on You-Tube, Fashion School with Nick Verreos, a past Project Runway winner.  I feel what he is offering on You-Tube is all done quite well, and is in essence, a great class on fashion draping.  In my mind, it is better than  Craftsy class on the same topic that I found so 'dry', I never finished watching it.  The
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Sweatshirt Jackets that FIT!

lengtghening a sweatshirt jaket
NO MORE SLOPPY FITTING SWEATSHIRT JACKETS No matter the style-sweatshirt jackets need to FIT and not look - or feel - like a sloppy sweatshirt. Over my years in this niche, I've created two different techniques. I explained them well in this designer spot as seen on IT'S SEW EASY TV. Sew Easy TV - Series 500. How To LENGTHEN a Sweatshirt Jacket Using my favorite 'Method 2' fitting technique as
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