Monthly Archives: September 2012

Water Wednesday! How to Sew with Water Resistant and Water Proof Fabric!

Before we get into how to sew with these fabrics, let’s answer the question: What’s the difference between water resistant and water proof? Water resistant fabrics are either tightly woven and naturally resist water, or are coated with a finish … Continue reading

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Tapestry Tuesday! What to sew with this detailed fabric!

Tapestry is a fabric that is woven with one or more extra sets of yarns or threads to create a floral or pictorial pattern. Originally tapestry was woven entirely by hand. Compared to brocade, which is a similar fabric, tapestry … Continue reading

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Attaching Satin Blanket Binding

With so many  new babies around the office this and last year, we have become a baby blanket making factory. I have found a quick and easy way to attach satin baby blanket binding. Read on to learn how to … Continue reading

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Recycled Sweater Mittens! Come Sew with Us!

Have you ever shrunken a wool sweater in the washing machine, either on purpose or by accident? The resulting felted wool is great for stitching up lots of projects, from softies to slippers and much more! This Sunday 9/23, we’re … Continue reading

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Muslin Monday! What to make with one of the oldest cottons!

Muslin is one of the earliest cotton cloths. It originated in Bangladesh, and there is written record of its existence all the way back to the 13th century. Original muslin was not bleached or finished and had a rough, unrefined … Continue reading

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Fleece Friday! Five fun patterns to sew with fleece!

As the weather starts to get a little cooler, nothing sounds better than slipping on a warm and cozy fleece jacket or curling up under a fleece blanket. Fleece is a great fabric to work with! It’s easy to sew; … Continue reading

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Taffeta Thursday! Fun tips for sewing with Taffeta!

Taffeta dates all the way back to the 16th century.  The word taffeta is derived from the Persian word taftah, which refers to a fine, plain weave. While taffeta was originally made of silk, today it can be found made … Continue reading

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