Special fabric guides

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Here you’ll find special fabric guides because not all fabrics are easy to sew! Find sewing tips and techniques for fabrics that require special handling.

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Everything you need to know about interfacing fabric

Deep but important to know subject today: we’re talking about interfacing fabric. Interfacing can really make or break your projects but raise your hand if you’ve just bought the cheap stuff thinking it’s all the same (waves hand then smacks forehead immediately). The truth is that interfacing is a vital part of a lot of…

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How to sew stretch velvet without fear

Stretch velvet is a bear in the knit world for the handling, but the upsides are so worth the extra effort. It’s so luxurious against your skin, and it yields even the simplest garment positively fancy instantly. It’s so nice in fact, that it’s worth wrestling with the slipping, the longer cutting process, and the…

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How to sew faux fur sans fluff

It’s faux fur season so what a better time than to talk about how to sew faux fur sans fluff. Faux fur can be messy–like wrap your clothes in plastic wrap so you don’t look like a muppet attacked you messy.** So you’re thinking why bother with faux fur in the first place? Because it’s…

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7 tips for sewing laminated fabric

Today let’s talk tips for sewing laminated fabric. Ah, laminated fabric–it’s so useful for making things that need a little waterproof barrier between them and the world. But that plasticky coating can be a real pain in the neck when you go to sew it. If you’ve ever dealt with the annoyance of fabric that…

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8 great Fall fabrics to sew

The days are hinting at Fall in Colorado which makes me start thinking about cozy, textured fabrics and layering all the things. I combed through my stash to find all the fabrics that are perfect for this time of year. Here are 8 Fall fabrics to sew. Which one will be first on your list?…

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How to sew sequin fabric without going bananas

Let’s talk about how to sew sequin fabric without losing it! There’s a lot to love about sequin fabric. It’s so sparkly and it makes the simplest outfit all dressed up, but oh you can be such a nasty pain to sew! If you’ve ever busted multiple needles or had to clean up after a…

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