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Register now for sewing classes at Haberman Fabrics

If you’d like to learn to sew or expand your sewing skills with different projects, Haberman Fabrics is offering a wide range of classes this year. Among them are “Learn to Sew,” “Kids Sew Time,” “Hand Sewing,” “Moto Jacket,” “Bridal Veils,” “Chanel Jacket,” “Couture Stitches,” “Bed Skirts,” and “Workshop: Drapery.” Haberman Fabrics is at 905 … Continue Reading →

Winter Sale at Haberman Fabrics Dec. 26-Jan. 11

Don’t miss taking advantage of 20% discounts on select knits, wool, lace, faux fur, suiting, ribbon, trim, home décor prints, pillows, upholstery fabric and more at Haberman Fabrics during its “Best Sale of the Season,” starting Dec. 26 and running through Jan. 11. For more information, call (248) 541-0010, or visit www.habermanfabrics.com. Haberman Fabrics is … Continue Reading →

Bernina Dealer previews long-arm machine at American Sewing Expo

BERNINA of America, the premier manufacturer of sewing, embroidery and quilting machines recently announced that its Ann Arbor Sewing Center will showcase the BERNINA Q 20 Long-Arm Machne at booth 329 this weekend at the American Sewing Expo to be held at Suburban Collection Showplace. (The machine is not yet available for purchase.) It’s reported … Continue Reading →

Artists needed for 'Made in the Mitten'

Made in the Mitten currently has a call out for Michigan artists for its Oct. 4th event, scheduled for 10 a.m.-6 p.m., at the Orion Community Center, 1335 Joslyn, in Lake Orion. Only handmade items produced in Michigan will be considered for the show. Available spaces are priced at $50 (10 x 10, maximum two tables) and … Continue Reading →

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Enter giveaway for 'Gertie Sews Vintage Casual'

If you sew garments and vintage is your style, then “Gertie Sews Vintage Casual, A Modern Guide to Sportwear Styles of the 1940s and 1950s” (STC Craft/$35) is a book you might want to consider adding to your collection. This is the follow-up book to “Gertie’s New Book for Better Sewing,” and author Gretchen “Gertie” Hirsch … Continue Reading →

Don't miss 'Stitch N' Pitch' at Comerica Park Sept. 28

The seventh annual “Stitch N’ Pitch,” co-sponsored by Mittens for Detroit and the Black Sheep Knitting Guild, will be held at Comerica Park Sept. 28 at 1 p.m. for knitters, crocheters and other needlearts enthusiasts. Wendy Shepherd, executive director of Mittens for Detroit, says participants are encouraged to bring a pair of “new, unused men’s mittens or … Continue Reading →

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 →

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Help!!! I need to get rid of more books

Hmmm…It’s desk cleaning time AGAIN!!! And, as usual, I need help clearing away some of my craft books! If you’re interested in helping, please drop me an email at jbrown@detroitnews.com with a list of crafts you’re interested in, and maybe I have something to send your way. Please put the word “desk”  in the subject … Continue Reading →