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Sewing helps students develop identity
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Jul '08
Gone are the days of dreary college dorm rooms with metal post beds and bare walls. Students express themselves with everything from custom-decorated lampshades and t-shirt quilts to overstuffed pillows and clever room dividers.

To find sewing instruction, inspiration and encouragement, students often turn to Web sites. These sites have built communities using vodcasts, easy online project files and blogposts.

Beginning sewers can return to the sites to find new, accessible projects to accessorize dorm rooms or to even enhance wardrobes. And each sewer can customize projects according to her personal style and look.

"College students are the newest generation of sewers, and their spaces dorm rooms and apartments, for example are the canvases on which they express themselves," said Kristi Humes, senior vice president of marketing, Baby Lock, which owns TotallyStitchin.

"Plus, economics are so important to cost-conscious students. If a student sews, he or she can have high-quality design at a fraction of the cost."

On DIYStyle, Allyce King and Melissa Watson host 10-minute vodcasts that demonstrate sewing techniques, show project development, and offer interviews with accomplished sewers and designers.

"I hope we can bring fun and interesting design ideas to young people everywhere who are looking for some creative inspiration and encouragement or who are just starting to sew and make things for themselves," said Watson.

The projects are not only accessible but affordable, resulting in designer projects without designer costs. With the help of DIYStyle.net, a visitor can whip up an easy quilt project made from cozy t-shirts an uncomplicated undertaking that sewers can create and use in a dorm room.

On TotallyStitchin.net, visitors learn to create fun room dividers, sweatshirt pillows and ribbon-accented towels.

Most dorm rooms have standard-issue furniture, but with a trip to the fabric store and a few quick stitches, sewers can turn a plain white towel into a colorful dorm room accessory.

Inexpensive projects like these are simple, easy, and bring
a splash of color and individuality to any room.

Baby Lock offers a full line of products that enhances the love of sewing for the sewing enthusiast as well as the younger, fashion-conscious designer, including technically advanced sewing machines, sergers, embroidery products and exclusive software.

Baby Lock

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