Tuesday, October 16, 2007

We've moved -- new book, new look!

Today is an exciting day for the Stitch family! We welcome our second book, Subversive Seamster: Transform Thrift Store Threads into Street Couture and have launched a pretty, new website! Now our blog, events, classes, and books can be found in one central location. All future blog posts will be located here:


Thanks for your continued support and we'll see you on the new site! (This site will no longer be monitored.)


Two Melissas and a Hope

Thursday, October 11, 2007

Otis Lounge Event, 9/13 from 3-5PM

From Jenny Wong:

To celebrate my birthday, I'm putting on a party that will support local indie
designers and a good cause-V-day's latest campaign to stop the mass rapes that
are occurring in Congo. A portion of the proceeds from door donations, designer
sales and drink sales will go to V-Day (vday.org).

Wednesday, September 12, 2007

More Spreading of Aforementioned Sewing Gospel!

As the first sewing lounge, Stitch is always delighted to hear of so many like-minded folks opening sewing lounges around the country! We'll do our best to keep you updated about where the sewing gospel is being spread!

Sew LA (Los Angeles, CA) -- www.sew-la.com
Kitty Kitty Boom Boom (Durango, CO) -- www.kittykittyboomboom.com
Stitch Cleveland (Cleveland, OH) -- www.stitchcleveland.com
Bobbin's Nest Studio (Santa Clara, CA) -- www.bobbinsnest.com

And of course, our other friends around the country that have been rockin' the sewing and crafty gospel for quite a while should get a shout out too:

Stitches (Seattle, WA) -- www.stitchesseattle.com
Sparks Craft Studio (Boston, MA) -- www.sparkcrafts.com
First Samples (Austin, TX) -- www.firstsamples.com
Make Workshop (NY, NY) -- www.makeworkshop.com
The Sewing Lounge (Minneapolis, MN) -- www.sewinglounge.com
Quiltology (Chicago, IL) -- www.quiltology.com

Hurray for spreading the sewing gospel! (If you know of other places, please let us know!)

Bazaar Bizarre seeks DIY workshop artists

Bazaar Bizarre will be producing an inaugural holiday event for the Northern California branch of this nationally renowned indie craft fair. It will take place from 11 am to 6pm at the County Fair Building in Golden Gate Park, San Francisco on December 15th 2007. They are looking for any local SF Bay Area Planners who might be interested in offering DIY workshops. They have a dedicated classroom space for demos and workshops.

Contact Jamie at bazaarbizarresf at gmail for more details!

Happy Sewing!

Prototype this!

This program "Prototype This!" is constructing airbags that will be secured to a harness as a safety device. They are wondering if they could comission some extra hands to construct the bags.

If you are interested in helping, please contact Jaqueline Marker at jaquelyn_marker@beyond.com.au

Happy Sewing!

Tuesday, August 21, 2007

SF Craft Mafia wants YOU to Get Made

The 2nd annual San Francisco Craft Mafia's Mafia Made trunk show is coming up in October and they are still accepting applications for vendors! This is gonna be a big one -- it will be held at the Hall of Flowers in Golden Gate Park!

If you make stuff, you should apply to vend at this shopping extravaganza! Check out all the deets and find the application on the SF Craft Mafia website.


Thursday, August 16, 2007

totally stitchin'

We just caught wind of a cool contest that our peeps may be interested in. Baby Lock puts it on and it's called Take This Craft and Sew It. Participants can enter one of three projects (a clutch, and MP3 player cover, or a misc. project) to win a Baby Lock Creative Pro. Check out the details on www.totallystitchin.net.

Oh, and send us a copy of your entries so we can post them on our blog and show off your goodness!