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5/19/10 8:14 PM
While in design school oh-so-many-years-ago, the first class I took was a sewing class. We were required to make samples of all the sewing techniques we were taught.
At one time I had them all on a metal ring but now they live in a huge binder where I still continue to make and store new ones.
This is wonderful for those moments where I need to see how a godet is set in or how wide to make a hong-kong finish.
I now teach and have the originals in the binder but I found that having all the samples on the metal ring was more useful and easier.
Some of the samples ...
All types of zippers
Since then, I have added couture techniques that I didn't learn in school.
It's not only worth the time but the process is my idea of great fun!
(If you decide to use a metal ring, you can practice your buttonhole making skills and put one on the sample so you can slip it onto the ring)
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That is good and I also had taken step by step digital pics with my camera. I made some sample step by step but I had to cut down on space with digital pics. I make bomber hats leather and canvas. Also bible covers, prayer cloths for the military, keep up the good work!
5/19/10 9:49 PM
This is a much better idea than stacking them in a drawer or tacking to my bulletin board or placing them in a file folder where they cannot easily be seen and I forget I have them! Thanks!
5/20/10 7:33 AM
great idea.. I am working on samples for my serger since I am new to serging. Do you just hole punch the fabric and put it on the ring?
5/20/10 9:08 AM
Debi, This is a good question, I think I will add the answer up top as well. You can practice your buttonhole making or if you have grommets. I would use a bit of fusible interfacing before making a hole in it.
5/20/10 9:42 AM
Sure beats stirring up a drawer hoping that what you need will float to the top. I always think about getting organized but then I get caught up with something along the way. I will be doing that, things somehow always fall off the cork board.
8/8/10 9:57 PM
I've been trying to find ideas on how to put together samples. I remember when I took a class we used square pieces and store them in a binder. I like the idea of using a ring instead. I haven't sewn in a long time, so I wanted to practice all the techniques on pieces of fabric before I start on a garment.
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