If It Weren't for Sewing, We'd All Be Cold

Are you busy creating tomorrow's fashions? Or recreating retro looks? How about sewing up a few throw pillows for the couch? You’re part of a long tradition of sewers – going back to 25,000 B.C. Celebrate National Sewing Month with these interesting facts about the hobby that just requires some thread, fabric and imagination. 

 

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Sep. 8, 2011 at 5:22 PM

The origin of the phrase "Whole 9 Yards" is actually widely disputed. The theory that it took that much fabric to make a man's suit is common, but not proven: that's a Lot of cloth. Should be able to make 2 or even 3 suits from that amount.

Sep. 14, 2011 at 12:37 PM

Yes, but back then, fabrics were much narrower than they are today. Perhaps that explains the saying.

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