VINTAGE B&O SW-1 on The Wilmington & Western Railroad! July 10th 2021

VINTAGE B&O SW-1 on The Wilmington & Western Railroad! July 10th 2021

Crafty Tips For Braiding With Paracord

Before you start braiding anything with paracord, it is important to buy enough cord, keeping in mind that the length of paracord you should buy is dependent on the type of braid you will be doing. Creating a belt with a cobra braid for example, you will need about 50 to 70 feet of paracord depending on your waist size. For smaller accessories like watch bands or bracelets, approximately 15 feet should suffice.

Myths and Facts About the Singer Featherweight Sewing Machine

The Singer Featherweight sewing machine was available for sale between 1933 and 1964. It has quickly become one of the most popular sewing machines in the world. The popularity of these sewing machines has helped uncover a wealth of information regarding its many variations…

Sewing Machines From the Past to the Present

People started sewing more than 20,000 years ago. Iron needles were invented in the 14th century. The first needles were made of animal horns or bones. In the early 1800s, clothes were made by hand. Sewing machines, along with clocks and agricultural equipment, played a major role in developing 19th century American industry.

How to Crochet Baby Booties

It amazes me to know that people who are experienced at home crocheting cannot crochet baby booties and, on the other side of the coin, can’t figure out what they have done wrong when they fail to complete the project to their own satisfaction (in fact, some of these same projects don’t even resemble booties!). If you know the essential starter stitches in crocheting, baby booties should never be a problem unless you experience difficulties in other areas of your work. Yes, baby booties are somewhat smaller than most crocheted projects creating some confusion if you are not open-minded or willing to take on such a project; but this project can be easily made and those problems you are having are easily overcome with a bit of concentration and determination.

Why Are Merrow Sewing Machines So Popular?

Merrow sewing machines are world famous for their quality and durability. Sewers and quilters can purchase technical sewing machines, end-to-end seaming machines, and fashion machines. Each machine comes with lots of features and accessories, and can operate longer than any other competitive sewing machine in its class.

Give an Old Hobby New Life: Try Stamp Collecting!

It seems that everyone you meet has some sort of hobby, anything from gardening, to sports endeavors, to artistic or creative endeavors to tinkering on old cars or machinery. People like to do things in their spare time, and everyone seems to pursue something to keep them occupied. Hobbies differ as much as people themselves do, and while one neighbor may take up bonsai on your block, another restoring old merry go round horses, still another running marathons, taking up something like stamp collecting may just be the hobby you are looking for.

Air Force Squadron Coins – From the First to Present Day

Air Force Squadron coins are collected by members of the military and their family. They are also collected by others, not just for their value, but due to the unique styles and designs of the coins. Other reasons for the coins to be given to members are as acknowledgement for acts of bravery performed even when it is not considered worthy of an official medal.

Working With Vintage Sewing Patterns

For the home sewer working with vintage sewing patterns can be daunting. This article provides tips and advice to get the most from sewing up vintage patterns.

A Guide To Printing Your Own Pictures, Text and Designs Onto Glass Surfaces

Everybody has a lot of glass objects in their home and you can really brighten yours up by printing your own pictures and other designs onto glass surfaces. This is a comprehensive guide on how to do this.

Soap Making: Creating A Unique And Personal Product

Soap is one of the simple essentials of life, keeping things clean and free of bacteria. This versatile product can be found in a myriad of different applications in daily life. Rather than turning to a commercial product for hygiene needs, many consumers instead make their own soap. This is not only a cost-effective way to keep one’s home clean, but it also allows soap makers to customize the designs and scents of the soaps they use. Handmade soaps can also serve as a great gift for friends and family.