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Holiday Giveaway: Day 2 - Win a Mettler Thread Organizer Box!


Welcome to day two of our Holiday Giveaway! Win a thread organizer box from Mettler! Comment on this blog article by 9AM (EST) Friday, December 3rd to be entered to win!

Exploring Vintage Fabric: Marimekko


Hope, democracy, equality. No, it’s not Obama’s new re-election slogan. Those three words are commonly used in descriptions of this week’s vintage fabric: Marimekko.

Martha Stewart's Holiday Craft Sale


If you’re in New York this Saturday, December 4th stop by the Martha Stewart offices in the Starrett-Lehigh building on 26th street between 11th and 13th avenues to get a start on your holiday shopping and find unique gifts for everyone on your list. From 12-6 pm come pick up one-of-a-kind, handmade items from amazing artisans and crafters, meet the Martha Stewart staffers and maybe get inspired to make some of your own gift projects for the holiday season!

Featured Member: Carolyn S


1. Where are you from and/or where do you live?

I live in Perth, Western Australia. Perth is a small city, and probably the most isolated capital city in the world! The term “only 6 degrees of separation” is so very true for Perth-ies. Both my husband and myself were born here, as well as all our three children.

Secrets of Neapolitan Tailoring

O'MAST from Kid Dandy on Vimeo.

Check out this trailer for an upcoming documentary on Neapolitan tailoring by the creative group, Kid Dandy. I don’t know which is more beautiful: the stunning shots of Naples or the perfectly tailored suits!

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Meet Stitch magazine's Editor-in-Chief, Tricia Waddell + Free Satin Clutch Tutorial Download


Bringing a decidedly stylish and modern edge to traditional sewing and craft, Stitch Magazine has carved a niche for itself as one of the premier biannual publications for contemporary sewing. Full of projects, resources, tips and ideas, Stitch is a great guide for any sewer, no matter whether they’ve been at it for years or are just starting out. We sat down with Stitch Editor-in-Chief Tricia Waddell to get the scoop on her favorite crafts, inspirations and what’s next for the future of Stitch.

Holiday Giveaway: Day 1 - Win a Brother Sewing Machine!


Welcome to day one of our Holiday Giveaway! Win a sewing machine from Brother! Comment on this blog article by 9AM (EST) Tuesday, December 7th to be entered to win!

Whether you’re new to fashion sewing or a skilled veteran of the fitting room, you’ll love the ‘Project Runway’ Limited Edition Innov-ís 40. Dream it, then do it with the Innov-ís 40’s wide array of decorative stitches and convenient machine features. With 40 built-in stitches including 5 one-step auto-size buttonhole styles, 7-point feed dogs, a built-in needle threading system, Quick-set™ bobbin and free-motion stitching, sewing is easy and enjoyable. Made by Brother International Corporation, the exclusive sewing and embroidery licensee of ‘Project Runway,’ and top rated by consumer research magazines, it’s a perfect gift idea this season.

My New Hobby - Screen Printing


As if I needed a new hobby, I’ve decided to take up screen printing. I thought that this might give me a chance to create more original items and add a bit more ‘flare’ to some of my sewing creations and even purchased items. If you’re thinking of trying it out for yourself, there’s several ways you can start out:

Start Voting: The BERNINA Party Through the Decades International Competition


Who’s ready to party!? You guys really showed your skills for this competition and we are so thrilled to share the top 50 entries in our Party Through the Decades Competition presented by BERNINA 3 Series! Congratulations to everyone who participated! It was really difficult for us to narrow it down. Check out the slide show of the top 50 garments and the inspiration behind them and vote for your favorite.

Sports Casual


At first glance sports and fashion don’t exactly seem to go hand-in-hand, although with tennis players designing their own uniforms and Olympic champions posing for luxury advertisements, the lines do seem to be blurring a bit more, don’t they? While I’m pretty certain the world could do with less of the design talents of Serena Williams, it is interesting to see designers take influence from sports and translate the casual, technical aspects in a more high-end way. Check out some of my favorite sporty-chic pieces and patterns to help translate the look into your wardrobe.

What We Wore: Earthy-Chic Shoes


Nestled in little offices in Midtown, New York, amid three-piece suits, khakis and wool skirts, lies the BurdaStyle crew, a bunch of bouncy creative types who love to sew, crochet and discuss cooking recipes. We’re certainly a unique bunch, to say the least, and it shows in our style.

INDUSTRIE Magazine Names 50 Most Influential in Fashion


The Business of Fashion recently released a preview of INDUSTRIE Magazine’s list of the 50 most influential people in fashion. A laundry list of fashionable movers and shakers, check out who makes up the “new creative establishment” and see if you agree. Check out top 10 after the jump, and see the entire list here.

Featured Member: loversandhaters


1. Where are you from and/or where do you live?

I was born in Hong Kong but have lived most of my life in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. There are a lot of young crafters in this city and a variety of venues (markets, craft fairs, independent businesses) that sell handmade goods. I really appreciate the DIY spirit here, especially having come from a highly commercial culture like Hong Kong’s.

Exploring Vintage Fabric: Barathea


Polyester is for push-overs. When you want respect, you wear barathea.

Regularly appearing at such well-heeled places as West Point, English Court, Westminster Abbey and black tie events everywhere for the last 200 years or so, barathea began its illustrious career as a powerhouse fabric in the men’s formalwear world. Commonly found in black or blue-black, barathea’s soft, smooth, springy hand makes for one classy evening coat.


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