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Fabric I hate to cut and sew
and why does it always seem that turns out to be the favorite of everyone?
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Date: 11/5/12 1:41 PM

I made a lined bathrobe out of two prints in greens out of the fluffy stuff and I hated sewing it. IT shed, it sprinkled threads all over, it made my sewing machine linty, etc.

So, of course it turns out that it was my great grandson's favorite item. So I he needed a new one and at 2 asked for "soft" as he petted his old robe. ACK. I did it, but then had a second person ask that their child's robe be made of that too..... I am a sucker for anyone who compliments me, I guess.

Does anyone else hate the fluffy stuff?

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Date: 11/5/12 1:47 PM

If you mean minky, yes, that fabric is terribly messy to work with!

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Date: 11/5/12 2:18 PM

How timely. I just finished a fake fur collar (for a winter coat) an hour ago.

The worst is the static. You try to wipe and it clings on eveything ... except the garbage bag.



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Date: 11/5/12 2:33 PM

Yep... minky, faux fur....and the fabric I hate most to sew is POLAR FLEECE!
It is not hard to cut and sew...it just feels "icky" to me. And of course the children in my life all want more of what they call "Soft Cozies" , the simple fleece pull-overs w/embroidered designs that I made for them one year. And every year after that, they wait for more "soft cozies". So that means I will probably be sewing with that icky stuff for the rest of my life....and I started it!

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Date: 11/5/12 3:23 PM

I got some minky or something similar at a fabric exchange. DH latched onto the whole length as a TV watching blanket so the only "sewing" I have done with it is trimming the jagged edge from where the previous owner had cut her pattern piece. Sounds like that is all I will ever use it for since I get enough fabric grief from chiffon and organza

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Date: 11/5/12 3:57 PM

Terry cloth is another one of those messy fabrics. I made a bathrobe for DH a couple years back and what a mess that made. I had to do a massive clean-up in my sewing room when I finished that project.

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Date: 11/6/12 7:12 AM

I'm sure with you on this one, Janie!

I am currently sewing a bathrobe for my older daughter and it's a royal pain dealing with that stuff. Then, I have to make another for my younger daughter. Ugh, I am covered with fuzzies from head to toe everytime I pick up the stuff. And have to use what feels like a thousand pins to make it stay in place.

Then I made it worse by deciding to line the hood of the robe and I choose some slinky, slippery lining fabric. Double trouble.

These will be Christmas presents, so I haven't even received any compliments for them. LOL

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Date: 11/6/12 8:08 AM

I lined a bathrobe with soft terry for DH. Have never worked with minky so can't compare. I recall having to clean out the machine and serger but it wasn't so bad that I wouldn't sew with it again. I actually got the type of terry used for making diapers- it was thin, very absorbable and soft. It made a nice lining- not too heavy.

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Date: 11/6/12 8:12 AM

Oops, this is about fabrics I loathe. Slippery ones are on my list right now. Everyone in my family loves the way they feel, shine and drape. But I am finding them hard to cut and sew. Signed up for Sarah V's PR class a few days ago and getting back my courage to try again.

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Date: 11/6/12 10:15 AM

I inherited a huge stash... mostly synthetics, slippery, low-heat-requiring, ravelly, unpressable... you get the idea

I am convinced that the reason the stash was so huge was that the woman loved fabric, but it was too much of a pain to actually sew up! I gave away/sold/donated most of it, and kept only those fabrics that I could say 'I don't mind working with this stuff'. It was HARD, she had some GORGEOUS stuff.

The worst 'fabric' I've ever sewn with was fake fur. Not only shreddy, but then you have to pull out all the fur that got caught in the seam lines I will NEVER do that again.

Thankfully, my DH's favorite fabric of all time is fleece, which I don't mind since it doesn't shed or fray. Just wish I could press my seams!

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