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Susan's Blog – January 2012 Archive (7)

Tame Your Bobbin Tales Securely

I found this excellent sewing tip and had to share it with you!  

Try cutting pieces of 7⁄8-inch transparent plastic tubing just wide enough to fit over your bobbin thread, but in between the bobbin casing sides.  You can get tubing (clear plastic hose) at the building supply or hardware stores. The tubing is inexpensive, is available by the foot or in 6-foot lengths which can be cut easily with scissors or a craft knife.…

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Added by Susan on January 19, 2012 at 6:00am — 18 Comments

Repurposed fashion show has participants sew excited

Runway Repurposed competitors Karen Rex, right, and 13-year-old daughter Emily Rex work on Emily's dress, which as required is coming together from parts of three existing dresses. The fashion show will be held Feb. 12 at…

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Added by Susan on January 18, 2012 at 8:09am — No Comments

What is a Sloper?

Sloper:





A sloper is a trial pattern, a custom-fitted muslin or paper pattern which has been altered for the individual. Slopers are created through trial and error, using pattern making software, and other methods.  

 

 

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Added by Susan on January 16, 2012 at 9:18am — 1 Comment

Random Textile Term - Stitch-Bonded Fabric

Stitch-Bonded Fabric - A composite non-woven fabric formed by various methods of stitching through unconnected fibers, using techniques such as quilting or…

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Added by Susan on January 11, 2012 at 9:51am — No Comments

Random Textile Term - Sand Washing

Sand Washing - A finish process in which garments are washed in a bath containing sand or another abrasive to produce a soft hand and a frosted appearance.

Added by Susan on January 10, 2012 at 7:52am — 1 Comment

Random Textile Term - Cloque Fabric

Cloque Fabric:  from the French term for blistered, it refers to any fabric whose surface exhibits an irregularly raised blister or quilted effect.  …

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Added by Susan on January 9, 2012 at 6:49am — 3 Comments

Random Textile Term - Faille

Faille:

"A soft, slightly glossy woven fabric made of silk, rayon, cotton, wool, or manufactures fibers or a combination of these fibers and having a light, flat crossgrain rib or cord made using heavier yarns in the filling rather than in the warp."…

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Added by Susan on January 6, 2012 at 9:25am — 2 Comments

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