These past few months we really discovered what an essential skill sewing is….
Create a spooktacular impression with these… What you need: Fabric of your choosing, thick woven. I chose a thick woven cotton that has been sitting in my fabric stash for quite some time now. Fabric Stabilizer – I highly recommend Terial Magic for projects like this. This fabric stabilizer makes fabrics “paper like” and soContinue reading “Halloween Fabric Candy Bowl”
Why would you set fire to your fabric? You may have heard mention that a burn test will help to determine your fabric composition, but you’re not sure what you’re looking for when you burn your swatches. Believe it or not, the flame, smoke and ash from burning a piece of fabric can tell youContinue reading “Burn tests”
What are they, and why should you care… We strive our best to be a low impact, zero waste brand. We are also very aware of the harmful impact the textile industry has on the environment. Every year tonnes (literally, tonnes) of fabric and textile scraps find their way into our landfills and oceans. Every sewistContinue reading “Eco-Bricks”
A practical guide to cutting on the bias When Madeleine Vionnet first cut garments on the bias, nobody had ever before seen garments that draped with such elegant fluidity. The sleek silhouette defined the evening wear of the 1930s, and was revived in John Gallianos’ slinky slip of the 1990s. It’s a sort of sorcery,Continue reading “Against the grain”
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