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Care of Historic Garments
Textiles are among the world's most fragile artifacts. Throughout the centuries fabrics have been treated with chemical solutions meant to enhance their appearances. Silks, for example, were often weighted with metallic salts, mostly consisting of tin or iron. Preservation becomes a challenge.
Computer Workstation Sewing Projects
It helps to stir up work place inspiration when there is a change in viewpoint. Change the workspace decor easily with fabrics that have a splash of seasonal colors, abstract designs or specific dedicated interests to soothe the mind to let the creative or routine process commence for the workday.
Countdown Calendars to Sew
Countdown calendars, with a nod to Advent calendars, can be used to count the days in eager anticipation of an upcoming holiday or special occasion event. Use scraps of fabric to make a simple one for a fun family activity. When completed all can see just how many days remain until the festivities.
Craft Fair Projects to Sew
The beginnings of autumn bring many delightful craft fairs. Whether church, senior center, or high school supported, craft fairs offer an easy going shopping spree filled with creative homemade gifts, ingenious designs from easy to find local materials and textiles and plenty of seasonal home décor.
Create Fabric Care and Content Labels
Consider DIY fabric care and fiber content labels to include along with unique home-made identifying labels for home sewn garments or fabric craft items. Enhance the quality of your sewn creation, promote a budding brand, and lend a professionalism that will set home sewn items apart from others.
Denim Projects to Sew
The strong, rugged cotton fabric known as denim has a storied history. This legendary cloth is well known as hard working clothing of choice (for its durability), worn as a past symbolic badge of rebellion (American pop culture) or adopted even today by esteemed makers of high fashion clothing.
Dorm Room Sewing Ideas
Few living spaces can be as tightly cramped as a shared dorm room. The college of course would have a dorm room checklist as a guideline of essential items for the student to bring. Yet, it can become difficult deciding what to bring from this list, since it all seems so very essential.
Draft Stoppers for Door or Window
As autumn will surely make its majestic last stand giving way to the chill of oncoming winter a draft stopper, or draft dodger, can ward off the drafty air that can seep under all but the tightest weather-resistant doors. Draft stoppers are easy to sew for all skill levels.
Easy Decorative Pillows
Just as winter gives up its chilly grip and fades into the first hints of warm breezes and tentative new growths of spring, so too can simple changes in the fabric colors and patterns that cover our cushy decorative pillows promote the new season’s sensibilities.
Easy Dorm Room Decorations
Late summer and early fall are exciting times for first time college students moving into a dorm room or campus apartment. Here are some easy to sew DIY projects to try out that reflect a personal style.
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