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Thursday, September 23, 2010

September is National Sewing Month

We have a little over a week left of September, let's celebrate that last week and embrace our inner sewer!

September is National Sewing Month

There's even a really cool website devoted to sewing month:

"Official home of September is National Sewing Month co-sponsored by the Sewing & Craft Alliance and the American Sewing Guild"

Thursday, September 16, 2010

VIDEO: How to Sew a Straight Stitch by Hand

Sometimes I don't feel like using my sewing machine.

I just want to sew something quickly. Or I don't want to run to the fabric store for more sewing machine thread if I have just enough thread for a small project.

Sometimes I just want to whip out my sewing needle and thread.

Here's a useful video for days you want to be unplugged from the sewing machine

Tuesday, September 07, 2010

30% off orders 9/7 only! Coupon code on Twitter

Are you on Twitter? Follow revivalfabrics on Twitter to get the 30% off coupon code for your Revival Fabrics website order. Hurry though, the coupon code is only good through TODAY 9/7

Friday, September 03, 2010

Deal of the Day! on Facebook

Happy soon to be Labor Day weeekend to you!

Just as a friendly note, Revival Fabrics has a Deal of the Day

Every day I pick one special vintage fabric. You get a heavily discounted price for one day only.

Find the Deal of the Day on Revival Fabrics Facebook, or on the website.

Check out today's deal, it is a sumptuous, butter soft, vintage 1940s fine cotton muslin fabric.

Thursday, September 02, 2010

Five Things I Never Knew about Scissors

As I used my favorite pair of Fiskar sewing scissors yesterday, I wondered about the background of scissors. Here are a few interesting tidbits and knowldedge found on Wiki:

1) Scissors were invented by Leonardo da Vinci
2) You could find people in Japan playing rock-paper-scissors game in the 19th century
3) Scissors were probably invented in Egypt circa 1500 BC (hmmmm...see #1)
4) Buy sewing scissors at a fabric store and not an office supply store
5) Sewing scissors often have a sharp point blade and a blunt point blade

#4 and #5 are more "oh yeah, that's true" than never knew facts. #5 hit me as a truisim after I looked at my Fiskar scissors and realized that I hadn't thought about the blades after using sewing sewing scissors for years.