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Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Clothing Care And Sewing Techniques

Carol Woodward, Homemaking Teacher at the Texas School for the Blind and Visually Handicapped has presented an excellent summary of tips on Clothing Care & Sewing Techniques. Topics included are:
  • Marking Clothes
  • Threading A Needle
  • Using Scissors
  • Patterns and Fabrics
  • Machine Sewing
  • Hems
  • Ironing Clothes
  • Folding Clothes
  • Hanging Clothes
  • Laundry
  • Stain Removal
This article by Carol Woodward is available on the website of the Texas School for the Blind and Visually Handicapped. Follow the web link below. Texas School for the Blind and Visually Impaired 1100 West 45th St. Austin, TX 78756 Phone: 512-454-8631 Fax: 512-454-3395 Web: http://www.tsbvi.edu/Education/clothing.htm

Automatic Needle Threader

Threading needles can be difficult for people, blind or not. Here's a nifty tool to get the job done. You put a needle in one of the little funnels (eye down), drop the thread over the slot next to the funnel, and press a button. The thread is pushed through the eye of the needle and it comes out the other side of the funnel. I love it, it's so simple and yet ingenious and can save so many people a lot of trouble. Click this link to purchase the Automatic Needle Threader from Lee Valley Tools.

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