What We Learned From a Year of Crafting

Making things — masks, quilts, ceramics, mandalas — was a practical and sometimes political response to the moment.

#art, #ceramics-and-pottery, #do-it-yourself, #handicrafts, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #quilts, #sculpture, #sewing, #your-feed-selfcare

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Language, Please! Salty Feminist Stitch Book Is Too Much for Michaels.

The craft retailer pulled a pattern book from its stores after employees noticed some of its designs contained swearing.

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Men’s Wear Is on a Quilt Trip

With a new take on timeless crafts and an ethos of reduce, reuse and recycle, designers across the spectrum are looking to patch things up.

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Men Are Changing Sewing Patterns

A long-neglected home art is reclaimed during the pandemic, including by some eager to break gender stereotypes.

#do-it-yourself, #men-and-boys, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #sewing

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Paul Smith on How to Sew Patches in a Traditional Japanese Stitch

In the latest installment of our Designer D.I.Y. series, learn how to breathe new life into old clothes with a classic sashiko stitch.

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Get a Hippie, Etsy Look This Fall, With Quilt Coats

Old patchwork blankets are getting new life as garments. But some preservationists cringe at ripping up heirlooms for fickle fashion.

#antiques, #coats-and-jackets, #fashion-and-apparel, #quilts, #recycling-of-waste-materials, #sewing

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Roland Mouret on How to Create a Vacation Bag for the Summer That Wasn’t

As part of our Designer D.I.Y. series, Mr. Mouret shows how to make a denim handbag inspired by a town on the French Riviera.

#do-it-yourself, #handbags-and-purses, #mouret-roland, #sewing

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Batsheva Makes a Top (or a Dress!) From a Pillowcase

The Designer D.I.Y. series returns with a sleeveless look for the last stretches of summer, from the pioneer woman of modern prairie dresses.

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AIDS Quilts for an Artist and His Partner, Sewn During a New Pandemic

Tom Rauffenbart had resolved to create a tribute to his partner, the artist David Wojnarowicz. A sewing circle of women took up the cause for both men, stitching through lockdown.

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A User’s Guide to Face Masks

By now you’ve figured out that wearing a mask is not as simple as all those TV doctors made it look. Here’s our guide to the wear and care of your new mask.

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Rick Owens Stitches a Souvenir

In the latest installment of our Designer D.I.Y. series, the designer embroiders a lover’s hankie.

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Todd Snyder on How to Add Patches to Your Jeans

In this installment of our Designer D.I.Y. series, Mr. Snyder stitches print boxers to blown-out denim to produce a whole greater than the holes in its parts.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #do-it-yourself, #fashion-and-apparel, #jeans-apparel, #sewing, #snyder-todd-1967

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How to Make a Dish Towel Tote Bag, With Rodarte

Laura and Kate Mulleavy show us how to turn kitchen towels and costume jewelry into a carry-all.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #do-it-yourself, #fashion-and-apparel, #mulleavy-laura, #rodarte, #sewing, #your-feed-fashion

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The Artisans Behind Italian Fashion Tremble at Their Future

The industry has returned to work, but it’s far from business as usual for small suppliers to luxury brands and retailers.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-reopenings, #etro-spa, #factories-and-manufacturing, #fashion-and-apparel, #ferragamo-salvatore-italia-spa, #italy, #luxury-goods-and-services, #milan-italy, #prada-spa, #sewing, #shopping-and-retail, #shutdowns-institutional, #small-business, #sozzani-carla, #textiles

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Emily Bode on How to Make a ‘Sweetheart’ T-Shirt

The latest installment of our Designer D.I.Y. at Home series teaches you how to whip up a present for the significant other you may not have seen for a while.

#bode-emily-adams, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #do-it-yourself, #fashion-and-apparel, #sewing, #t-shirts-apparel, #your-feed-fashion

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A Sewing Army, Making Masks for America

With overrun hospitals facing an acute shortage of masks, people are pulling out their sewing machines to fill the void.

#centers-for-disease-control-and-prevention, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #handicrafts, #masks, #protective-clothing-and-gear, #sewing, #shortages, #social-media, #textiles, #volunteers-and-community-service

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