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I got several questions about the “L” crotch curve in my post about the Crime Against Humanity McCalls 6707 Fashion Star Capris. Here’s a little more information on it. I’ve sewn pants for years and years, and while they looked okay, … Continue reading
I got an email last week from a customer asking how to tell the right side from the wrong side of a knit fabric. Well, here’s an easy answer! While a print is usually pretty obvious, many jerseys and double … Continue reading
We all know that colors on monitors can vary widely. What may look like a plum in real life can take on any hue from lilac to bright purple on different monitors. It’s one of the reasons everyone loves Pantone … Continue reading
When cutting out patterns, many people use the fabric’s selvage as a guide for pattern placement. In woven fabrics, this is often a good guide. Place your pattern with the grain arrow parallel to the edge of the fabric and … Continue reading
Just in time for Halloween, here’s our latest video, “Scary Silks”! You can see all of our Gorgeous Fabrics University videos in one convenient location: Gorgeous Fabrics University Videos I adore sewing with silk. It’s really not that scary at … Continue reading
Love the idea of panel prints and bouclé, but scared to work with them? Check out our latest video, “Tricksy Fabrics” for tips and tricks that will turn these tricksy fabrics in to beautiful treats! Happy sewing!
Just in time for cooler weather, it’s our new “Wonderful Woolens” video! This video shows how to work with woven wools of four different types: tropical weight wool, wool crepe, wool gabardine and wool coating. Happy sewing!
Is up on Youtube. I hope it helps!
Well, just needles, actually. No pins today. I often am asked, “How often should I change my needle?” My general rule of thumb is after every project. There are exceptions, of course. If I’m just making something very small, then … Continue reading