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Susan's Blog – July 2012 Archive (3)

Sewing Needle Guide - by DeLois C Weldon

Now that you have a sewing machine, we need to consider the needles that you may need to use. The manufacturers use a numbering system for their needles. They use a letter to categorize the needles, and fabrics, and are symbolized by the letter.

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Added by Susan on July 29, 2012 at 9:00am — 6 Comments

Dusting Off the Sewing Machine

By LAURA M. HOLSON

 

Sewing-machine sales are booming, with sales in the United States expected to top three million in 2012 according to SVP Worldwide, the maker of Singer sewing machines, up from 1.5 million a year more than a decade ago.  While some of the craze can be chalked up to the popularity of reality television shows like “Project Runway,” sewing…

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Added by Susan on July 6, 2012 at 7:00am — 3 Comments

Truro clothing designer to open new fashion store on Inglis Place

I really love to hear about "locals" doing their thing, excelling, following their passions etc...  especially when it comes to being creative with needle and thread.  This particular story below, is what I consider inspiring.  Wanda MacInnes of Annebelle Design Apparel will be opening a shop in Truro, Nova Scotia.  

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Added by Susan on July 5, 2012 at 5:30am — 4 Comments

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