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Sewing Tip 5/26/10 10:16 PM
Working with fusible fleece - using fleece scraps
No matter how careful I am, sometimes my fusible fleece doesn't completely cover my fabric. Instead of recutting, I use scraps to fill in. You will need to put a pressing cloth on your ironing board. Lay your fabric on the pressing cloth, right side down. Place the fusible fleece pieces glue sid...more...
Sewing Tip 5/26/10 10:12 PM
Working with fusible fleece
If you are like me, no matter how carefully I cut fusible fleece, it never fits my fabric piece. Here's my solution: When working with fusible fleece, do not cut out the fleece using the pattern piece. Instead, put the fleece on the cutting table glue side (rough side) up. Place the fabric piece...more...
Pattern Review 1/30/07 4:26 PM
McCall's - P260 Spa Essentials (Pants)
This pattern has a nice selection of short and long jackets, a long sleeved t-shirt with ruching in the front, a "Y" backed tank, a pair of pull on pants, a blanket and a yoga mat bag. The clothing is designed for stretch fabric. I made the pants, since I am a bit short on comfy pull on pants for ...more...
Pattern Review 1/30/07 4:23 PM
Textile Studio - 1209 Monaco Shell
The monaco shell contains patterns for a short funnel neck (where the neckline extends into the collar) and a modified v-neck top. I made the short funnel neck. The short funnel neck is similar to Vogue 7799, which is a favorite of mine. The Textile Studio pattern does not have a seam down the fr...more...
Pattern Review 1/20/07 10:39 PM
Loes Hinse Designs - 5208 Bianca Sweater
I love this pattern. I am a college professor in a University that is fairly, but not entirely, casual. I always looking for that casual, but not too casual, addition to my wardrobe. This pattern is perfect. I stitched this up out of some mystery fabric from the Denver Fabric Annex. It obviousl...more...
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