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It’s nice to walk into sewing class and see familiar faces. It’s the night before my last day interning for Anastasia Chatzka and my last assignment is the same as my very first assignment: cover a sewing class. The music is the same, Iris is the same, the gentle whirring of sewing machines is the same… Not much in the...

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Whether you’re a sewing beginner or seasoned pro, choosing the right sewing machine needle for your project can be difficult, especially since the number of different types of needles is quite overwhelming. But this guide will help you figure out exactly which machine needle is right for your sewing, quilting, or embroidery project, as well as why. Bonus information includes...

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97.1 The Drive plays on the radio, making soft rock the soundtrack for tonight’s sewing class. As people arrive and begin setting up their materials, I walk around to talk to each sewist. There are 6 in class today, each at various skill levels, and working on different types of projects. Analiese, one of Anastasia’s own design interns, is working...

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The Ramones play in the otherwise quiet studio, harmonizing with the humming of sewing machines. Summer evening sun streams in through the studio’s industrial windows, giving the seamstresses plenty of light to squint at the threads of their sewing projects. The three students trickled in at the beginning of the two-hour session, sitting down with their sewing machines and picking...

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Did your grandma ever teach you how to sew? Me neither! Isn't that disappointing? Don't you wish you knew how to repair a ripped seam, sew on a button, hem your pants, or even make your own clothes? Me, too!  Well, my fellow sewing and learning lovers, though school may not start for another month, class is in session soon...

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