Archive | September, 2012

Assembly-Line Cutting and Sewing

I’m sewing a batch of new Renfrew Tops and for efficiency, I’m going to cut and sew them assembly-line style! What does that mean? I’m going to group together the cutting, sewing and pressing processes to make the sewing go faster. For some of you, this might sound awfully boring. I like efficiencies, so this […]

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Our Social Fabric: Helping Unwanted Fabric Find a Home (Plus Giveaway!)

Do you know how much fabric is unwanted from the local manufacturing industry? I used to work in the apparel industry, so I know how much fabric, notions and trims can be left over after a production season. (A lot!) It depends on the company of course, but from my experience there’s frequently plenty of […]

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What’s a Stable Knit Fabric?

Thanks for all of the suggestions on Monday’s post, asking what kind of things you’d like to see as I sew more Renfrew Tops. So many good ideas! So many things to note as I sew, recommendations to explain why certain things are done, and votes to find out more about fabric selection. While I […]

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