A huge advantage to the digital age is that we are no longer limited to the ‘Big3/4′ tissue patterns you find in stores. Not only are their unlimited numbers of free tutorials but there are also many eBooks or .pdf patterns you can download & print off at home instantly! There are also great books that offer a variety of patterns as well as other sewing & technique information.
EBOOKS & .PDFS: I will say the one down side to eBooks is anyone can write them and they are NOT created equally! Even though I now design, write & sell my own I still purchase from other designers & shops. What I personally do & recommend is always google first to make sure their isn’t a free tutorial already out there that offers just as much if not more then the paid pattern (there is at times). Then I read the description…
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Now that I have talked about supplies I wanted to move on to the fun stuff :). If you have seen the pictures from back when I last had a truly clean sewing room or if you have seen my fabric board on Pinterest you can tell I have a love for fabric! I will say to get started you do NOT need hundreds of yards of fabric on wall to wall floor to ceiling shelving! That being said if you are a bargain shopper or live in a rural location (which I am both) where you can’t just run to the fabric store you will find you want to stock up here & there.
QUALITY: Not all fabric is created equal! I grew up sewing with the cheapest stuff I could find on sale, we were poor & that was what we could afford. When I became an…
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