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Sewing Doesn't Have to be Complicated

What is Selvage Denim?

Posted by Jacinthe Bisson on

Selvage is a "self-finished" edge of a woven fabric that is finished in a way that keeps the fabric from unraveling. Normally, the selvage fabric is not used in the construction of a garment. Except for selvage denim, for which it is all about using that selvage!

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A few pointers to help you shop online for fabric

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Shopping online for fabric can be overwhelming at first. How to choose without touching and feeling the fabric? Here are a few parameters to consider when shopping online for you fabrics.

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An Exploration of Zero Waste Designs and Patterns

Posted by Jacinthe Bisson on

Do you have a large pile of fabric scraps? I do, but I have tried to implement a few zero waste design concepts into my sewing practice and I love it!

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All about linen - Why I love linen

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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

Posted by Jacinthe Bisson on

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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