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The History of Embroidery

Embroidery is an art that transcends the ages. While sewing is necessary to create even the most basic of garments, embroidery uses needlework to create intricate patterns and designs on fabric. The craft dates to the Paleolithic era and has been a part of virtually every civilization since. Learn…

Sewing Your First Homemade Dress

Sewing your first homemade dress may seem intimidating, but it's easier than you think. "Pillowcase" dresses are a great place for beginners to start. Versatile and simple, they are a great way for beginners to learn how to use a sewing machine. Material for Sewing a Pillowcase Dress As…

Sewing Tucson: Stay Motivated to Finish Your Sewing Projects

Fabric artists have a somewhat notorious reputation for collecting UFOs. In the sewing and quilting world, these are unfinished objects, meaning sewing creations that are yet to be loaded onto the long-arm quilter or placemats that still need binding. Cathey's Sewing & Vacuum in Tucson understands the challenges of staying…