In Search Of Inspiration, Tanzanian Fabrics And The Kilimanjaro

I have to admit it right out front.  Hunting for Tanzanian fabrics was not my main reason for coming to Africa.  Instead, my husband and I were there with some friends to climb Mount Kilimanjaro, the highest mountain in Africa at almost 20,000 feet or 6,ooo meters. However, being an … Continue reading

An Introduction to Sewing Sweater Knits

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Ah, sweater knits! These highly textural, stretch fabrics can be cozy, lacy, casual, or sophisticated. With a good sweater knit and a little practice, you can cut and sew a sweater in a day or less, even if you can’t knit or crochet. Yes, they’re enabling. And they’re beautiful. If … Continue reading

Tips For Sewing Denim: Easier Than You Think!

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Denim is a very popular fabric these days and is synonymous with jeans. Because the fabric is so common, many sewists have limited experience with it so I wanted to offer some tips and tricks for sewing denim. First, however, some background.  Today term “jeans” usually refers to a specific style of … Continue reading

“Will Polyester Shrink?” & other Polyester Care Questions Answered

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Will Polyester Shink?: Pretty and Practical Polyester Questions Answered Do you enjoy the easy, wash and wear convenience of modern polyester fabrics?  You can machine wash polyester with confidence, giving no thought to the question, “Will polyester shrink?”  It will not.  You can buy or sew garments with confidence they … Continue reading