Nearly 95 percent of the clothes, shoes and linens that are tossed in the garbage can be recycled into other products or reused. In 2012, an estimated 2.25 million tons of textiles were recycled. Some recycling examples are second hand clothing and old t-shirts made into rags for commercial use or jeans are turned… Continue reading Damaged Clothes and Scraps Aren’t Garbage Anymore
Evergreen Hospice Services of Kirkland needs some sewers to make a few of the cloth objects they give away to their patients: Dignity Bags to cover catheter bags, Comfort Pillows to support limbs that don’t move well any longer, and Lap Blankets for those who are bed- or chair-bound. These are all easy projects to… Continue reading Got Stash? Bust a bit for Evergreen Hospice Services
I recently had the hare-brained impulse to make some new window seat cushion covers for my living room. Since these cushions get more than the normal amount of UV exposure, I decided Sunbrella was the best option for the coverings. Well, I am just going to tell you that if you get the urge to… Continue reading Sewing With Sunbrella
A sewist’s journey up the shirt-making learning curve by Judith Rickard Here are some tips on shirt making details which will hopefully increase your confidence to tackle shirt-making or help with problem areas you’ve run into while making shirts. Shirt Front Versatile Buttonhole-Button Plackets Shirt Front Cut-on Buttonhole-Button Plackets Yoke with Lining and Enclosed Seams… Continue reading “Oh, shirt!”
If you are thinking of creating something to donate to the Annual Meeting Silent Auction please take a photo and email to firstname.lastname@example.org. All hand crafted items are welcome!
Helen’s sewing adventures started at the age of five. While in high school, she entered the local Singer sewing store competition. Her entry was a blue faille dress with a square neckline and a jacket with bound buttonholes. This won her first place! In her newlywed years she sewed throw pillows and corduroy covers for daybeds. She… Continue reading 2017 Distinguished Member – Helen Gorsuch
Yet another web site? But why?! Surely we already have enough of an “Internet presence”… Indeed! Between the chapter website, the Yahoo group, and the Facebook page, we are definitely taking advantage of modern communication channels. But we recognize some problems with our current tools, and discoverability and usability are often barriers for users. This… Continue reading Welcome to the new web site!