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Sewing With Wool Fabric - Topic Overview and Types of Fabric

Hi Everyone! Welcome to the warm & cozy topic of Sewing With Wool Fabrics! Wool is a beautiful natural fabric and can be used to create a variety of items so hopefully you didn’t just cringe when I mentioned sewing with it! I think many people steer clear of wool because it is unfamiliar and can be a bit pricey, but the nice thing about working at the smaller scale is that you need very little fabric to make something totally amazing!

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Hemming Techniques - Tiny Hems and Hem Alternatives

Hi Everyone! Welcome to Hemming Techniques Part 4: Sewing tiny hems and choosing to use hem alternatives.

Are you ready to learn some new techniques? Let's go...

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Heavyweight Fabrics - Faux Fur Tips and Techniques

Hi Everyone! In part 4 we wrap up the topic looking at sewing with Faux Fur! The best part about this fabric is that you can make something relatively simple become a true statement piece! The idea of sewing with faux fur may be intimidating, but it's actually fairly easy to sew with and doesn't require you to purchase special tools. There are a few techniques tips that I'm going to share and a bunch of practical tips in the post below. I'm confident that if you take the time to follow along and practice, you will have the confidence to sew with faux fur too!

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Heavyweight Fabrics - Vegan Leather

Hi Everyone! In part 2 we go deep into the world of sewing with vegan leather - yay! Vegan leather is really just the new trendy term for any faux leather type product including faux leather, vinyl, pleather, pvc leather, etc. When choosing these fabrics look for something lightweight and fabric backed - that type will be the easiest to sew with and work well for these smaller scale pieces.

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Heavyweight Fabrics - Topic Overview Part 1

Hi Everyone! Let's talk about - Heavyweight Specialty Fabrics!  Coats, jackets, jeans, handbags, skirts, and more on-trend styles are all on the agenda for this topic! Vegan & Natural Leather, Microsuede, Faux Fur, and Denim... I love working with these types of fabrics, they bring such an authentic look and feel to the garments. Each piece truly becomes "Fashion in Miniature"! Working with these heavier weight fabrics may be intimidating for some, but the results are so breathtaking, I urge you to take that daring step and try something new!

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