Tips & Techniques > creating a collection of samples
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|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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