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When In Doubt, Buy Three Metres (or Yards)?

This is another really good question that I get asked from time to time! When you’re buying fabric with no specific purpose, how do you decide how much to buy? When I don’t know what I’m going to make, I know that 3 yards or metres will usually cover me. When in doubt, I buy […]

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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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