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All Blog Posts Tagged 'natural' (7)

Antique Handkerchief Quilt

It had been a long time since I stopped to update my blog on sewwhatsnew.com. Since one lady dropped a comment on a previous post, it made me realize how long I was away from this website, and I thought I would post about my newest work here.…

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Added by Emi Shimosato (Kyoko) on January 13, 2013 at 5:13pm — No Comments

About TENCEL Fabric - by Lynn Lavanga

TENCEL® is a trademarked brand name the Tencel Group (now owned by Lenzing AG) gave to their lyocell fiber fabric. Lyocell is produced from the wood pulp cellulose of various hardwoods.…

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Added by Susan on October 8, 2012 at 8:27pm — 1 Comment

Pineapple, (Pina) and Sewing

 

The weather has been awful in my part of the world for the past six weeks.  In an effort to create my own sense of "summer" I wanted to post something "tropical, exotic, warm", just to try to convince myself that those elements do still exist.   So let's consider this…

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Added by Susan on May 25, 2011 at 6:30am — 4 Comments

Hemp Fiber - Eco Friendly Fabric

© Olga Lyubkin - Fotolia.com Hemp fiber has been used by mankind to make eco clothes since before recorded history. It is currently thought that hemp is the oldest cultivated plant in the world with uses dating back to the stone age. Bits of hemp fabric have been found dating back to about 8,000 B.C. revealing the oldest example of human industry. Fiber imprints have been found in pottery shards in both China and Taiwan dating back an estimated 10,000 years. Archeologists believe that, in addition to flax, hemp… Continue

Added by Susan on October 12, 2010 at 8:30am — No Comments

Make a Child's Decorative Mannequin



If you design, or sew kids clothing, and need to see how they might look, this is a great solution. This pretty mannequin is made of a torch stand, dowelling, muslin, and towelling, with a little bit of… Continue

Added by Susan on January 12, 2010 at 6:00am — 4 Comments

Fabric Basics

By Tamara Waters





For the beginner, an important part of learning to sew is becoming familiar with the wide variety of sewing fabrics available.





Fabrics fall into two categories: natural and man made/synthetic.





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Added by Susan on October 2, 2009 at 6:30am — 4 Comments

Sew natural, organic sewing business in Sacramento





Becky Carter’s Velvet Leaf eco-friendly DIY fashion boutique, in Sacramento offers certified organic, vintage, and sustainable clothing crafted by their very own fingers, which hardly leave a carbon fingerprint. Their store has a charming ambience that surely will make the shopping experience pleasant for customers as well as Mother Earth... [read… Continue

Added by Susan on July 2, 2009 at 6:00am — No Comments

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