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January 22, 2019


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This Army Packing Technique Could Save You Money on Baggage Fees Learn the Ranger Roll. It’s possibly the most efficient packing method. And with less space taken up by clothing, you may need fewer bags, which could definitely help avoid checked baggage fees. Learn the Ranger Roll. Read more… Yes, Battery-Heated Clothing Is Life-Changing If you search the market, you'll find classic pieces, like heated jackets that promise up to 12 hours of coziness, but there are also a handful of other staples, like gloves, hats, and socks, all of which are battery-powered (and rechargeable). Read more…
CLOTHING PATCH IS LIKE A PERSONAL HEATING SYSTEM High-tech, flexible patches sewn into your clothes may one day keep you warm and significantly reduce your electric bill and carbon footprint at the same time. Read more… Sorry, Skinny Jeans—This Denim Trend Is Winning Right Now If you’re ready to give your skinnies a break, check out how fashion people are wearing their straight-leg jeans now. Read more…
How to Read a Crochet Pattern There are hundreds of beautiful designs available for you to make, but for a beginner, they may look scary because crochet patterns are written using many abbreviations and terms, which save space and make patterns easier to read. So the first thing you need to do is become familiar with the abbreviations and terms. Read more… Sewing hair scrunchies raises money for drought-affected communities After a sewing lesson or two from her grandmother, 12-year-old Alice sewed scrunchies and raised more than $1,500 from 300 scrunchies and had another $1,000 matched by a local business. Read more…
The Differences in Sewing Thread Almost any reputable sewing machine dealer will tell you to use only high-quality thread. Why would it make a difference? Read more… Here Comes the Sun Quilt and Tutorial “Here Comes the Sun” is quick, easy, and so much fun to make! Read more…
Consumers Cast Their Votes and Here is the Verdict Consumers were asked how environmental issues & politics influenced buying decisions, and which fabric properties were most important. Read more… Amazon Transparency Program to Combat Counterfeiting The Amazon Transparency Program is carried out in four steps involving all parties in the selling and purchasing process. If counterfeit items are found, the manufacturer or supplier is provided with easy reporting tools. Read more…
Why Are There Holes in My Knitting? A common problem new knitters have is that their knitting doesn't stay the same width because they are inadvertently either adding or subtracting stitches as they go. Learn how to fix holes in knitting, includes a video. Read more… This Brilliant Trick Can Un-Shrink Your Sweaters There's no reason to dump that knit in the donation pile—yet. Try this trick to bring your sweaters, cotton T-shirts, and jeans back to their original state. Read more…
How to Sew Improvisational Curves See a few examples of recent quilts made using improvisational curve piecing, and view a video of how to do it. Read more… 9 Knitting Projects for the Holidays Here are some great ideas for Holiday gift giving, including warm socks and slippers to stuffed toys and knit hats. Read more…
7 NYC Girl Trends That Will Take Off Next Year From the latest “ugly” shoes and the streetwear item every fashion girl will own to the cool jewelry trend everyone’s talking about and the next iteration of logomania, NYC girls are all over these 2019 trends. Read more… MAKE DO AND MEND: THE ART OF REPAIRING FABRIC It can play a positive role in reducing energy, raw material and water consumption. This artisanal practice may also be considered as a reaction against the throwaway culture that has become so insidiously prevalent. Read more…

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