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Foldable Sewing Machine, Concept Design by Itay Potash 2005

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Tag: designed sewing machines, industrial design

Foldable Sewing Machine Concept Design by Itay Potash

Made of aluminum, stainless steel, plastic, and rubber, the compact machine was Potash’s final project at the Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design in Jerusalem, from which he graduated. After noticing that most sewing machines are relatively old-fashioned in that they are cumbersome and difficult to thread, he decided to streamline the design to be more compatible with the way people use them today...

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Experimental Design For Pfaff by Bea Naumann 1988

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Tag: designed sewing machines, pfaff, industrial design, experimental design

pfaff-naumann

This vision of an advanced sewing machine was the diploma work of Bea Naumann. The project was supported by Pfaff. The usage of linear motors allowed to change the visual identity completely. 1988 the black Creator was a provocation to the Schwäbisch Gmünd school of design...

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Watch the process of creating fleece made out of 100% Post Consumer Recycled plastic bottles.

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Tag: recycled, fabric, video

polartec

In 2011 Polartec is switching to Repreve 100, a 100% Post Consumer Recyled (PCR) fiber [two videos — producing process from bottles to fabric]

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Sewing Machine Orchestra

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Tag: sewing fun, video

sewing machine orcestra

Sewing machine orchestra is the first version of a performance created by martin messier. the basic sounds used in this performance consist entirely of the acoustic noises produced by 8 sewing machines, amplified by means of microcontacts and process by a computer...

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Online Fabric store with a very good user interface

By Katya Ryabtseva on

Tag: fabrics, online store

online fabric store

Interfaces of the most online fabric stores have an awkward interface. Very difficult to find fabric, if you don't exactly now what you are looking for. Usually search doesn't work well, and you have to view hundreds of pages before you'll find something. But recently I was surprised by a very good interface of onlinefabricstore.net. This one is very well done.

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Alive Dresses — new technology!

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Tag: video, technology

alive dresses

[video]

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Shape-shifting mannequin

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Tag: mannequin

Shape-shifting mannequin

Unless you're in the rather strange habit of going to stores, trying on clothes, and returning home to purchase them online, you never know how they look on you until the package arrives on your doorstep. Last year Fits.me tackled this little niggling e-commerce issue with a shape-shifting male mannequin and finally, after a year of tireless work, the fairer sex has its own FitBot -- turns out the female form is much more difficult to replicate... [video]

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Bernina Introduces New Sewing Machine Bernina 215

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Tag: bernina, sewing machines, new sewing machines

bernina 215 sewing machine

Bernina released a new sewing machine — Bernina 215. Simple interface, good features combination, all basic functions included, as usual very durable. This sewing machine is perfect for many years of sewing. For this machine you can create your own vinyl custom skin. BERNINA DesignSkins® are precision-cut vinyl stickers that are easily applied to BERNINA 215, allowing you to sync your machine with your style...

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May 14-15 International Art Event Design Festa

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Tag: art, japan, event

design festa vol.33

Design Festa is a biannual international art event, and everyone can exhibit as long as its original. 8,500 artists exhibit, buy and sell their works in a variety of mediums turning this two day event into artistic chaos!...

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1956, Boston Futuristic Fashion Show

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Tag: fashion, space ages, futuristic

1956, Boston - Juli Dane modeling a futuristic hat, for brides a thousand years from now, at a Boston fashion show.

04 Apr 1956, Boston, Massachusetts, USA — Juli Dane modeling a futuristic hat, for brides a thousand years from now, at a Boston fashion show. It's from the famed Golden Wedding collection of bridal gowns and accessories of the past, present and future. The dual antennas and headset are supposed to let the young bride, honeymooning on the moon, keep in touch with family and friends on earth...

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Bernina Dual Feed — Amazing Feature

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Tag: dual feed, bernina, bernina 830

Bernina Dual Feed — Amazing Feature

A short demonstration on using the adjustable feature of the Bernina Dual Feed... [two videos]

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How to adjust thread tension

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Tag: sewing tricks, sewing, tips

How to adjust thread tension

Sewing tip from toyota home sewing: With correct tension, both threads are locked in the centre of the fabric. *Normal tension is usually at 5. Upper thread tension is too tight. Correct the tension by turning the dial to a lower number (towards ? loose). Upper thread tension is too loose. Correct the tension by turning the dial to a larger number (towards ? tight)...

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Brother Introducing New Sewing Machine — Laura Ashley Limited Edition Innov-ís NX-800

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Tag: brother, computerized sewing machine, quilting machine, sewing news

Laura Ashley Limited Edition Innov-ís NX-800

In April Brother introduced The Laura Ashley Limited Edition Innov-ís NX-800, the second Laura Ashley licensed machine from Brother. Overview from Brother: Introducing the new Laura Ashley Limited Edition Innov-ís NX-800 Sewing Machine – lighter version, lovely features. The Laura Ashley Limited Edition Innov-ís NX-800 has been developed with exciting sewing and quilting features to delight beginner and advanced enthusiasts, including 138 built-in stitches, practically limitless stitch options with the Brother® exclusive My Custom Stitch™...

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Embroidered Book Covers by Jillian Tamaki

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Tag: art, embroidery

Embroidered Book Covers by Jillian Tamaki

For two months, Illustrator and cartoonist Jillian Tamaki worked on a very cool project with Penguin Classics. She hand embroidered three literary classics in her signature style! (The covers actually wrap around and include french flaps.) To really understand the level of detail and the amount of patience this project must have required, check out the making-of photos on her blog. Called the Penguin Threads project, these three books will be available in October 2011 not as embroidered works of art but as "beautifully produced" books that will be "printed with a sculptural-embossing technique that will emphasize the stitches," Tamaki says. "They will be tactile objects."Lovely...

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Bernina 380

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Tag: bernina, sewing machines, review, computerized sewing machines

Bernina 380

Bernina is top of the line sewing machine in Bernina's 3 series. It is expensive, stylish, heavy duty and has many features. Let's look at the main features: Modern LCD Display The illuminated high-contrast display provides information and settings at a glance: the selected stitch, stitch length and width, needle stop (up/down) and the recommended presser foot are clearly displayed on screen...

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