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Sewing in a sustainable way combines the tradition of one of the oldest of crafts with the knowledge and tools of today's modern technologies. Knowing that living and working with care for the environment, economy and community ensures an enduring legacy for future generations.
Stabilizers are generally non-woven textiles placed inside or under fabric pieces during construction to provide support and stability to the garment when stitching, particulary during embroidery. Stabilizers are different than iron-on or sew-on interfacings which also provide fabric support.
Applying a zipper, either centered, lapped or ´invisible´ needn’t be a difficult sewing process.
Sewing for a College Dorm Room
Most colleges inform incoming dorm room freshman to bring only the essential items at the beginning of the semester, however the dorm room will be home for most of the upcoming school year so it is nearly essential to make it comfortable from the start.
Sewing with plaids need not be frustrating. Simple matching of horizontal and vertical lines at every seam opening - side seams and the front notch on the arm scythe, for any patch pockets, pocket flaps, and welts, plus pinning and hand basting every seam, every time, ensures great results.
Understanding Home Sewing Patterns
A home sewer’s printed paper sewing pattern is like a road map; the directions on getting from one place to another are all tantalizingly provided, but it’s up to the reader to interpret and make sense of how to get from map point A (You Are Here) to map point B (Unfamiliar There).
As we sew today, consider sewing ‘green,’ mindful of a concept of sustainable sewing – one that is heedful of and practical for our planet.
Zippers as Remarkable Fasteners
Zippers surely rank high among the modern useful inventions of the past century. Zippers are today a state of the art fastening device. Continuing industry research ensures this contemporary article of functionality its firm place in our modern world.
Sewing for Your Canine Friends
Sewing for wo/man’s best friend is as much fun as sewing stuffed and dressed whimsical animals and toys for children. Colorful fabrics, small bits of loopy-tape, grosgrain ribbon, and bias binding go a long way to dressing up any loving canine companion.
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