The Next Textile Makerspace could be located in Elgin, IL

The Next Textile Makerspace could be located in Elgin, IL

Maker spaces are popping up all over the country. I am attracted to this concept like a bee to a flower. There are so many things to explore in a makerspace that a creative person would never get bored. Not familiar with Makerspace? In simple terms, makerspaces are community centers with tools. Makerspaces combine  equipment, community, […]

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Should you wash your fabric?

This is a question that brings up a lot of debate among sewers. Unfortunately I am not here to answer this for you. In fact there is no answer that is right for everyone. You will need to make your own decisions here…and then live with the consequences of those actions.  The video below was […]

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Matching dart legs, the easy way

When sewing a dart you want to start with match your dart legs perfectly, and end by sewing them accurately without any puckers. Achieving this goal isn’t as hard as you think. It all starts with proper transferring of the dart markings from the pattern to the fabric. This can be achieved with pins, chalk, […]

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