Technology

CHOOSING THE RIGHT FABRICS

Choosing the right fabric is always a bit of a challenge. Fabrics are made differently, woven differently, have different features, and in many cases require special consideration in terms of sewing with the different fabrics. For example, when sewing on woven fabrics you will use a universal or sharp needle, …

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ELIAS HOWE SEWING MACHINE

Elias Howe (1819-1867) created the first practical mechanical sewing machine in 1846 with a patent filed describing “a process that used thread from two different sources”… Top thread passed through a curved needle with an eye at the pointed end. The needle would pierce through the fabric, while another thread …

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Hand Sewing And Hand Quilting

Perhaps the most versatile needle art is hand sewing and hand quilting. Not only does it offer highly practical applications, but it also offers great beauty and decorative applications. Clothing construction and embellishment have long been a primary focus of hand sewing. Home decorating, pillows, soft furniture covers, draperies, and …

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