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Sewing Kits for a Crowd!

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Sewing Kits for a Crowd!

Summer is right around the corner and so are your sewing get togethers. We want to help. We will prepare your sewing kits for group sewing events like workshops, sew ins, retreats or just your group of sewing friends in a variety of categories like Bags, Accessories, Garments, or Crafts! Not just for summer either! We will do this for you all year long.  When you order your sewing kits in bulk you receive them at a discount.  15% off when you order a minimum of 5 kits 20% off when you order a minimum of 10 kits 25% off...

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Identify Fiber Content with a Burn Test

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Identify Fiber Content with a Burn Test

From our friends at Fabric Mart we have a good list of how fibers react to burning. These differences help us identify fiber content. VERY useful when you pull out a long held fabric from your stash and there's no label! Be sure to visit Fabric Mart and refer a friend for free shipping!  First, Precautions: Use caution during burn test. Use a metal bucket, an old tuna tin or a glass ashtray. Do not use plastic containers. Always have water nearby or have some in the bottom of your burn dish. The Method: Cut a 1” long triangular shaped...

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Yes - I Want All The Buffet Dresses

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Yes - I Want All The Buffet Dresses

Do you get the chance to watch the British Sewing Bee? I only get to catch others' snippets on Twitter and then click over to YouTube because it doesn't run here and I haven't plunged into the adventure of doing the work arounds to see it live. What I did see this week was The Buffet Dress.  I've never heard the term Buffet Dress, but I sure liked the silhouettes presented by Sewing Bee contestants in the highlights I saw! That took me on an e-journey to understand what makes a dress a buffet dress. And I like it. It...

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Let's Talk Interfacings, Foam, Fusibles

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Let's Talk Interfacings, Foam, Fusibles

If there is one topic everyone touches on eventually, it's interfacings, stabilizers, foam, and fusibles. Since it's my mission to bring you expertise from all over, I will continue to build on this information, but we have to start somewhere, so let's get started!

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