Sewing

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]I'm pretty sensitive to light when I sleep, so I prefer to have something covering my eyes if I’m trying to sleep while it's light out. Lately I’ve been waking up earlier than I’d like because of the early sunrises, so I decided to make a sleeping mask to help myself. This process involved some trial and error, so I’ll share what worked and what...

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[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] Like any machine, a sewing machine works best when it is cared for. Whether you constantly work on sewing projects, or haven’t touched your machine in years, doing some simple maintenance is always a good idea to keep everything running smoothly. If you are an avid sewer, it may even be helpful to set a schedule for maintenance. Here are some ways you can keep...

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Collecting jerseys has been something that I've really been into as of late. When I find a player or jersey that I’ve been looking for, I tend to act on it quickly. Recently, I stumbled on a discounted Derrick Rose jersey that I simply could not pass up. The condition for its age was good, but what really bummed me out was the size. It...

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Visible Mending is a process of repairing fabrics that doesn’t attempt to hide the repairs made. Instead, the repair itself brings character and identity to what is being brought back to life. If you wish to recreate any of the repairs shown below, first read our blog post on basic clothing repair! This will give you a good overview of basic repairs. Once finished, return to this post.

Basic Clothing Tear Repair   You find your favorite shirt has a hole in it. What now? During shelter-in-place you may not get the chance to go to a store to buy new clothes, and with financial instability it might not be an option. Luckily, there is a time-tested fix for fabric wear-and-tear: hand sewing! All you need is a needle and thread for most repairs, but...

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How to Make A Fabric Mask   Items needed: 1 Bias tape Jig (contact us to get one!) 1 Pleating jig (contact us to get one!) 1 pattern   https://docs.google.com/document/d/1IcNImiYy8oKqauyKGso5hcDRjkgM3YFfxHZq5LGknwM/edit?usp=sharing  Sewing materials (thread, a sewing machine, scissors) An iron 100% cotton (If it is for non medical use, you can use the fabric from an old Tshirt!) For reference: 1 yard of fabric yields about 4 masks   Resources: How to...

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