Sewing tips and tricks
Many thanks to Cheryl for sharing this YouTube video which demonstrates a simple and inexpensive way to attach zipper pulls to zipper by the yard.
Tip from Elaine: before bed apply cherry Chapstick to finger tip splits and slip on a pair of gloves to sleep.
Tip from Dara: wash denim fabric well before sewing to lesson the chances of the dye transferring to other surfaces.
Tip from Elaine: avoid using fabric softener on fleece to prevent pilling.
Our favorite fabric shops and food stops
Many thanks to KC for creating and updating our map! Nick of Time Fabric continues to be a favorite source for denim, ITY and more!
Patterns we've made or are exploring
Simplicity S9102 - Doreen's black and white night gown that looks like a fabulous tunic!
McCalls M8041 - Dara's beautiful shirt with front pockets.
Burda 7131 - Doreen's cool coat project
New Look DO725 - Doreen's Hoodie
Whether you are a sewing novice or an expert in your craft, the sewing club offers you an opportunity to make new friends, expand your skills and share your passion for the art of sewing in a supportive virtual environment.
Largely self-taught, Andrea has been sewing full-time as a hobby and profession since 2006. She especially enjoys teaching, pattern design, sewing bags and accessories. It is her belief that creativity is an essential element of well-being and sewing is a practical and enjoyable way to express your creativity, connect with other artistic people and build lasting friendships. To learn more about Andrea and see samples of her work, visit Sewspire.com
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