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Clapper Love and it’s Joys

So, recently I said that I'm not really a gadget girl, but good tools? That's another thing! And, this week I fell in love with Angela Wolf's Tailor's Clapper. This is my third Tailor's Clapper and it will now be my last. It's that good! My first went onto that great pressing tool bin in… Continue reading Clapper Love and it’s Joys

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T-Shirt Sewing Tips + Lark Tee Winner

Since we've been talking about the Lark Tee for the last couple of weeks, I thought you'd appreciate a few more t-shirt sewing tips. Fortunately, I already have this written and it's on the Coats and Clark Sewing Secrets blog! DIY T-Shirt Sewing Tips + The Winner First things first! Christianne is the winner of the… Continue reading T-Shirt Sewing Tips + Lark Tee Winner

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Hemming Knits Without a Struggle

Or should I say without tearing out every hair on your head??? You know that awful wavy, pleaty thing that happens when you hem knit fabrics? Well, I've got a simple method for hemming your knit makes that you'll love and use forever. And, the sun will shine, and birds will sing and your thighs… Continue reading Hemming Knits Without a Struggle

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Zipper Tricks – More Blogging, More Sewing

I have a fascination and love affair going with zippers and the totally-stuffed-full, lidded shoebox to prove it. There's just so much potential in the not-so-humble zipper! All those teeth, all that tape. I love thinking creatively about using a  zip for more than just sewing it into a jacket, skirt or pants!! Oh, zippers,… Continue reading Zipper Tricks – More Blogging, More Sewing

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Accurately Checking Percentage of Stretch

If you've sewn with knit fabrics, you may not know much about percentage of stretch, but I bet you know well it’s importance! Let me explain . . . You made a t-shirt and it fit and looked fabulous on you. So, you made another one from a different knit fabric and it brought you… Continue reading Accurately Checking Percentage of Stretch