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Susan's Blog – June 2010 Archive (6)

Eco-Friendly Fabrics - Fashion School Experts Examine the Pros and Cons of the Top Green Fabrics

It wasn't long ago that clothing made with eco-friendly fabrics brought up images of treehuggers in burlap. But with ever-growing demand for clothing made from sustainable fabrics, more top designers are embracing the environmental trend. So which fabrics are truly eco-friendly? So many manufacturers are jumping on the bandwagon, we've asked a panel of fashion school experts to guide us through the choices. The fact is, even if a garment is marketed as eco-friendly, the label doesn't… Continue

Added by Susan on June 15, 2010 at 2:00am — 1 Comment

Outdoor Fabrics Make Summer Living Easy

When it's warm and you want to be outside, you want your outdoor living made easy. Outdoor fabrics have vastly improved our lifestyle because they are very durable and easy to clean. However, there are some fabrics that are more durable then others, and I have often wondered why. I spoke with an expert, Garret H. Smith, VP of Operations at the Robert Allen Group.…


Added by Susan on June 14, 2010 at 10:11am — No Comments

A home-sewing revival: the return of Clothkits

By Clover Stroud…


Added by Susan on June 10, 2010 at 6:37am — 5 Comments

Is a Home-Based Sewing Business For You?

By Linnea Rein

<1. A physical place either in your home or store front that will accommodate all the equipment required for your business. You must be able to leave your machines up if you work on a full-time basis. Your working area needs to have the appearance of being clean and organized.

<2. It is important to have a…

Added by Susan on June 6, 2010 at 9:00am — 3 Comments

Make a Handy Sewing Caddy - Tutorial

Finished Size: 7” high, 13” wide, 6” deep, 15” handles

Wouldn't this be nice with some Amy Butler fabric? Yeah!

Materials Needed:


Added by Susan on June 2, 2010 at 7:00am — 10 Comments

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