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The American Sewing Expo returns to Novi Sept. 26-28

The much-anticipated American Sewing Expo returns to Suburban Collection Showplace in Novi Sept. 26-28. Guests will have the opportunity to take part in numerous seminars and workshops with fashion and costume designers, couture specialists, corset makers and teaching professionals. New York City Fashion Institute of Technology couture professor Kenneth King and Butterick and Vogue pattern … Continue Reading →

Shop for beads and fabric at African World Festival

Don’t miss your opportunity to shop for unique beads and handwoven textiles at the African World Festival, set for Friday-Sunday on the Grounds of the Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History, 315 E. Warren Ave., Midtown Detroit. And with the large number of vendors, you just never know what other items you’ll find — from colorful … Continue Reading →

Let 'Serge It' help you finish those raw edges

Are you thinking about purchasing a serger? Or, do you own one but need a book to help you further understand how to operate it? Or, do you simply want to expand the list of projects you make with your serger? Well, if you answered “yes” to any of these questions, then look no further than the book “Serge It! 24 Fun & Fresh Projects to Sew … Continue Reading →

50th annual Pentwater Art & Craft Fair July 12

The Pentwater Jr. Women’s Club recently announced their upcoming 50th annual Pentwater Art & Craft Fair, set for July 12 from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. on the Village Green in downtown Pentwater. This is a juried art fair, featuring all original work created by the artist. Guest can shop for a range of items, including paintings, … Continue Reading →

Make 'Happy Feet' with knitwear designer Cathy Carron

Known for her skills as a fashion-forward accessories designer, Cathy Carron now shares her assortment of unique sock creations in her latest book, “Happy Feet, Unique Knits to Knock Your Socks Off” (Sixth&Spring Books/$19.99). She’s designed a collection of fun-to-wear socks, slippers, legwarmers, knee-highs and lots more. Some are embellished with paillettes at the ankles, pom … Continue Reading →

Learn 'Fabric Surface Design' with Cheryl Rezendes

Enter into the wonderful world of creating your own fabric designs with “Fabric Surface Design” by Cheryl Rezendes, who received her training as a painter at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston. In her recently released book, Rezendes shares with readers “more than 80 fabric-printing techniques using fabric crayons and a variety of … Continue Reading →

Learn to crochet this summer tote at The Wool and The Floss

Just in time for summer, The Wool and The Floss is offering a class to teach you how to crochet the stylish and sturdy bag seen here. Classes are being offered from 6:30-8:30 p.m. June 3rd, and 1-3 p.m. May 28th and June 4th. Fee for the class is $48, which includes the yarn and pattern. … Continue Reading →

Join charity sewing project at Redford Library Saturday

Saja Miller of Detroit, who leads the monthly sewing circle at Redford Branch Library, will conduct a charity sewing project, along with the Detroit District Missionary Society Christian Methodist Episcopal Connection, at Redford Branch Library, 21200 Grand River, in Detroit. Supplies will be provided, however, any donations of 100% cotton pillowcases, trimmings and appliques will be … Continue Reading →

Detroit Knitting and Crochet Club meets every fourth Saturday

In today’s Handmade column (inside our Homestyle section), I mistakenly said members of the Detroit Knitting and Crochet Club meet every third Saturday. They actually meet every FOURTH Saturday of the month (unless it’s a holiday) at the main branch of The Detroit Public Library, 5201 Woodward Ave. My apologies to Leigh and all the members   … Continue Reading →