Monthly Round-up March
- Ritika Vij
So what’s new in the sewing community? Here’s a monthly round-up of some news of what’s happening in the vibrant sewing community across the globe!
One of Tulsa’s most unique museums is making its return 365 days after initially closing its doors for the pandemic.
“This is like a Disneyland for sewists. It takes more than a day to see everything,” said curator WK Binger. “I mean you can walk through and look at everything in just a few hours but if you want to see everything you can't do it in a day.”
The Vintage Sewing Center and Museum house pieces of history dating back to the 1800s. And for a full year, they were on display for no one closing for the pandemic.
Tock, a YouTuber and custom designer, turned his love for sewing into a career. Initially, he was making custom men’s clothes and creative costumes for conventions while balancing a job in the mental health field.
“When that job went away, I just wasn’t done sewing. I just wanted to learn everything I could,” Tock told Dallas Innovates. “And that’s all I did. For the first year or so I was sewing 12 hours a day, every day, teaching myself everything I could just because I loved it so much.”
After mastering a variety of techniques, the self-taught sewer was ready to start his own business. In 2015, he launched Tock Custom, through which he was originally commissioned to create unique clothing for customers internationally. His clients’ overwhelming responses motivated him to put commissions on hold and pursue teaching.
We hope you enjoyed this round up of what’s new in the sewing community!
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