Posts tagged "sewing"

8 Useless Things I Learned In Home Economics Class (And How They Failed Me)

In middle school, I took a cooking class and a "life skills" class, each of which promised to prepare me for fancy grown-up tasks like adequately feeding myself, running a household and holding a baby the right way. Instead, I learned a slew of pointless tasks that did nothing to prepare me for grownup-dom. High school…

By: Claire Hannum / October 6, 2014

A Bunch Of Scottish Guys Have Started A Gentlemen’s Sewing Club

Oh boys -- isn't it adorable when they start learning how to take care of themselves? For example, take the Scottish dudes behind the Gentlemen's Sewing Club -- a new monthly night of drinking and sewing that takes place in Glasgow. Male members learn everything from hemming and sewing on buttons, to alterations and simple…

By: Julie Gerstein / October 10, 2012

Turns Out Sweaters Do Grow On Trees

Okay, not really. This is an art installation by Seattle artist Suzanne Tidwell, who stitches large scale pieces out of brightly colored yarn and then wraps them around trees, sculptures, and light posts. Still, we think it's pretty magical. [Apartment Therapy]…

By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / June 11, 2012

The Trend That Is Not A Trend: Sewing Clothes!

Cutting edge paper thing The New York Times has uncovered a thriving underworld in Brooklyn, full of women who have taken up needles and thread for this thing called -- what is it called? -- sewing? Apparently, these sewing wonders, make their own garments! At home. By hand. This is a trend, this people making…

By: Julie Gerstein / August 8, 2011

Fancy Yourself A Fashion Designer?

Dying for a new summer wardrobe, but don't have the cash? Tired of having the same clothes as every other mall shopper? Then, it's about time you get working on that custom wardrobe you've always dreamed about. Make Your Own Clothes will teach you to sew contemporary and classic garments with easy-to-follow instructions. Plus, the…

By: Annika Harris / June 2, 2010

Quote Of The Day: Eva Longoria Parker On Her Role As A Wife

"I'm a 1950s housewife. I love baking. I love sewing. Being home with Tony. My mother was like that. Always took care of her husband. I always admired and wanted to do that." -- Eva Longoria [AHN]…

By: Catherine Strawn / August 7, 2008

Crave: Travel Thread Kit

Why have hotels stopped stocking their rooms with little sewing kits? We were recently staying in one that actually charged guests for a few measly pieces of thread and a needle. That's why it's good to be prepared for the worst. This travel thread kit actually has eight strands of thread in 21 different color…

By: Catherine Strawn / July 30, 2008