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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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Road-Trip Fabric Shopping

I didn’t buy a lot of fabric on my recent road trip, but I did come home with a few gems! The beauty of buying fabric in Portland (the whole state of Oregon, actually) is that there’s no sales tax. Remember this blog post where we talked about how much tax everyone pays on fabric? […]

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