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Posted on: 9/17/10 6:09 PM
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I intentionally purchase 1/4 to 1/2 yard more fabric than required for a project in case I decide to change the design or lengthen a hemline, and to allow for possible shrinkage if prewashing. This frequently leaves me with good-sized fabric scraps which I save for later use as test garments. This works especially well with knits, as "muslin" cannot be used to make a "muslin" for a knit garment. This usually means a test garment made out of different colors, but of course, no one but you will see it.

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lamstu said...
Great idea!
1/12/11 9:24 AM
svetlana said...
I almost always get just a little extra if I can afford it. I call it BBA (Boo Boo Allowance).
9/24/10 8:07 AM
monijo said...
Also, keep fabric scraps for the life of the garment. You may desperately need them later.
9/20/10 4:17 AM
marec said...
That is a great use of knit scraps. Thanks.
9/18/10 2:18 AM
 
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