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Sewing Doesn't Have to be Complicated

All about linen - Why I love linen

Posted by Jacinthe Bisson on

Have you tried linen yet for your handmade clothes? It is beautiful natural fibre, easy to care for and so comfortable that you will reach out for it all the time!

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The Basics of Home Sewing: the Sewing Pattern, Part 2

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Cutting markings, layout lines, construction markings… Let’s start with a few definitions to make sure you understand where to put your pattern pieces, on which fabric and what markings you should look for. This post is an overview on the general concepts along with my insights – you can find further details in many good sewing books. Figure 1 depicts a single layer of fabric and the terms that one needs to understand to lay the pattern pieces correctly. Selvage: Selvedge or selvage depending where you are from is a "self-finished" edge of a woven fabric that is finished in a way...

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The Basics of Home Sewing: the Sewing Patterns Part 1

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What is a sewing pattern? What's an indie sewing pattern? Let's cover the basics of home sewing with the first post in this series addressing what sewing patterns are and how to use them.

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Why Do I Sew?

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Why do I sew my own clothes while there is already an abundance of cheap clothing everywhere? Because it's sew not complicated 😊

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How I Manage my Printed Sewing Pattern Collection

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I love sewing patterns! My collection is growing and I needed a way of handling them all. Today I share with you my simple organization. I hope that it gives you ideas for your collection.

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