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PATTERN DEVELOPING: TV show, poor economy spark interest in sewing clothes at home

Zoe Zitzer, 15, wants to stand out as a unique individual while expressing her creativity.

Deanna Tenner, 49, hopes to save some money.

Their goals, as different as their ages, led them both to the same starting point: Cynthia's Sewing Center, 1550 W. Horizon Ridge Parkway.

Seeing a pattern yet? The thread that connects them? It's a couple of hundred yards of Egyptian cotton embroidery thread. Sometimes, it's a cotton polyester blend, depending on the project.

Zitzer and Tenner recently became sewing enthusiasts, joining a resurgence that started several years ago with the debut of the popular reality TV show "Project Runway" and continues now, thanks to a lousy economy... read on

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Comment by Kathleen on April 10, 2010 at 3:01pm
The sewing loft where I teach has been selected for this new show. I'm SOO excited! If you live in one of the areas filming will take place, sign up!

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