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Tips and Tricks for Kimonos and Robes

Last month, we gave you an extensive blog post about jeans-making and it was quite a hit. This month, we're going to continue offering helpful links for our Kimono/Robe Boxes because we want you to be able to make the most out of your sewing kit! Truth upfront: robe-making is not nearly as technical as jeans-making. Phew, right! After hours spent top-stitching and flat-felling, it's nice to have a little bit of a sewing breather. Robe-making is pretty straight-forward, and, I don't know about you, but I'm pretty thankful for that.  We do have some helpful tips for you though. And that starts with two full tutorials, one for the Kochi Kimono from Papercut Patterns and one for the Suki...

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Jeans Making Made Easy: Tips and Tricks

Hi Everyone! I’m here today to give you a little prep for your jeans boxes, which should have arrived for all our US customers and are on the way for our Canadian ones. Jeans making is an endeavor. I’m not denying that. But I think it’s one of the best ways to challenge yourself as a sewer and thankfully there are lots of great resources on the internet to help you on your jeans making journey. In this post, I’m going to cover some tricks and tips that I’ve picked up and I’m going to refer you to a whole host of links that will guide you during the process. First up, there are two complete sew-alongs for our boxes....

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Sewing with Corduroy

Hi Everyone!  By now, most of you have gotten your Blazer Boxes and are enjoying their contents. In our Medium Weight Box this month, we included a beautiful royal blue corduroy and today, I came across a really useful article on for how to sew with corduroy. (Psst. this would also be applicable to the velvet in the Heavyweight Box). The biggest takeaway? Instead of fusing the interfacing we included in the boxes, sew it on so as not crush the nap. Genius! You can read the rest of the article here. Tips for Sewing Corduroy Fabric

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