More distinctive or large print fabrics work better with simpler pattern styles.
When working with an unfamiliar fabric type, or a tricky fabric, practice on scraps and make adjustments before starting the project.
Refer to the end of the bolt for fabric care each time making a purchase.
On washable fabrics, use a glue stick instead of pins to hold trims or lace in place while sewing. The first washing will remove the glue.
When sewing with lace, use a zig zag stitch to ensure that the lace is being secured to its adjoined fabric with every stitch.
When sewing with fur, first determine the direction of the nap (the direction the fur falls) and then trace the pattern on the back side of the fabric.
Add at least a 1/2" seam allowance on patterns that use fur as the fabric.
Sewing with leather takes precision. Practice stitching on a scrap piece of the leather desired for a project before sewing the actual garment or accessory to prevent mistake ‘holes’ throughout the finished piece.
Iron fabric before cutting it out.
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