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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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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