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Questionable Sewing Advice - pre-washing your fabric

Fionna Hanna

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Questionable Sewing Advice - pre-washing your fabric

The standard advice always says to wash your fabric before you cut. Full discosure, I don't.  Why? Because I like the sizing. It makes the fabric a little easier to work with and easier to iron. This is kind of controversial because it may cause your finished piece to shrink when its done. I'm sure there are people who have had problems but personally this has not been an issue for me. You can avoid this by not putting the garment in the dryer and the piece will not shrink after its first wash/dryer cycle normally (unless its wool and then...


So what's in a kit anyway?

Fionna Hanna

Tags diy kit, sewing kit, sewing pattern

So what's in a kit anyway?

  A DIY sewing kit, What's in that anyway? And why is it different from a regular pattern?  Its an easy way to get you going on your next sewing project. You don't have to pick the fabric and wonder if its going to work, the pictures show you exactly what its going to look like so there's no guess work. And the pattern pieces are printed onto to the fabric itself. So there's no pining the paper and tracing and pinning. Just cut out the shapes and start sewing.  The instructions include step by step color photos with the...


Slouchy hat for Big and Little ones

Fionna Hanna

Tags holiday gift ideas, pdf pattern, sewing pattern

Slouchy hat for Big and Little ones

    New pattern alert! Just in time for some holiday making, the new slouchy hat pattern includes sizes for adults and little ones sizes 0-2 years.  Great gift for dads and moms to be. And if you have time to squeeze in a little making before holiday photos. Available for instant download to get your sewing on right away. 


Taking the guess work out of picking fabric! 

Fionna Hanna

Tags diy, diy kits, sewing kit, sewing pattern, sewing project

Taking the guess work out of picking fabric! 

Making stuff is great. There are so many awesome patterns out there but picking out a fabric that works for each one can be tricky. Even fashion designers do samples to see the scale and how each material works. So I'm super excited to share these new kits. Want to make what's in the picture on the front? You can do that with these sewing kits. Each kit has the pieces printed on the fabric so all you need to do is cut them out and start sewing. These make great gifts if you want to win that baby shower....