Sewing and Technology

Sewing in the digital age. How computers have aided the art and craft of sewers.

LivingSoft Northwest star[offsite link]
Hundreds of patterns you can computer customize and sew to perfection. Offered in several versions of pattern making software.

Modern Sewing star[offsite link]
Modern Sewing Customized computer patterns do not require the purchase of software. Each pattern you order is archived in your personal account with the measurements you specify. You may either print from the archive or order printed patterns to be mailed to you.

Sewing as Practical Artistry star
Learning to sew is a useful skill. Whether economics is a factor - saving money, or the satisfaction of self-reliance, or even a need for an outlet for creative self-expression, the knowledge that sewing skills can bring can satisfy many reasons for acquiring this most ancient of practiced crafts.

Sewing for the Best Fit star
Whether you are sewing a garment to fit a toddler, teen, mature figure, hard-to-fit body contours or challenging physical circumstances, strive for the best fit that pattern and fabric will allow.

Sewing's Past Connected to Modern Computing star
A woven fabric popular in the early 1800s known today as jacquard would precipitate the Industrial Revolution and by extension our modern computer industry. The idea that detailed information could be stored by punching holes on a paper card would lead to the beginning of mainframe computers.

Smart Fabrics star
Fabric continues to serve humankind in so many ways. Where once fabric clothed, decorated and sheltered people in ways utilitarian to high art, fabric now entertains and delights in new ways.

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