Today in America, there is a fashion designer whose clothing is sewn by hand. Her name is Natalie Chanin and her fashion house is located in Florence, Alabama. Not only does she design the most beautiful clothing, she has also published several books which include the patterns for you to make them yourself. She offers custom made kits which contain everything you need to create a garment or fabrics by the yard if you want to cut them out yourself.
I had the pleasure of meeting Ms. Chanin several years ago when she did a presentation at the New York Public Library. Her commitment to sustainability and preserving traditional sewing techniques through her "Slow Design" approach is a source of inspiration for me. It has influenced me in the creation of my tiny company where I use recycled tshirt to create my children's clothing. I have also now begun incorporating vintage embroideries, rescued from garage and estate sales, into my aprons.
Ms. Chanin's books and also from kits that I purchased from her website.
What does all this have to do with running stitch? Well, it is the simple running stitch that is used to sew the seams of the garments.
Have a fun day!