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Vogue 8815

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  1. Distinguishing between different types of leather
  2. How to select and how much to buy for your project
  3. Choosing patterns
  4. Supplies and industry tips and tricks to sew with leather
  5. Seams
    • Basic
    • Flat-felled
    • Lapped
    • Cut-edge Lapped
  6. Darts
    • Classic
    • Overlap
    • Slot
  7. How to sew flaps and collars and cuffs
  8. Sewing the Peplum top
    • Cutting and Marking on Leather
    • Staying Leather
    • Pressing Leather
    • Sewing Darts
    • Inserting Zipper
    • Finishing
  9. Bonus: A 29 page PDF document showing step by step photos of all the different types of darts and seams. ">Leather 101 Online Sewing Class

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Date: 10/5/12 8:45 PM

Anyone have a favorite fabric that breathes well but doesn't wrinkle too badly? I have made tops out of polyester and I regret it because I sweat all day. I want to make some flowy tops for layering in winter. (I'd use wool as my out most layer). I also just want to wash and dry. No dry cleaning in my life. :)

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Date: 10/5/12 8:50 PM

Rayon. Very drapey, made from natural fibers (wood pulp). I use it a lot for my tops. And you can buy it in several thicknesses: Crepe, challis, viscose, and another one I can't think of now.

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Date: 10/5/12 9:37 PM

Thank you! I'll try out a test top!

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