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Happy Halloween!!

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I have a yearly Halloween tradition: while I carve my jackolanterns, I watch The Nightmare Before Christmas. 

Lately, I’ve been carving artificial pumpkins, so I do the design stuff inside while I watch the movie. Then I go outside for the actual carving. (It’s even messier than real pumpkins, believe it or not.)Read more…

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What is the difference between knit fabrics and woven fabrics?

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As a seasoned seamstress, I tend to take it for granted that people know the difference between a knit and woven fabric, but plenty of people don’t. As evidenced by the questions I get at least once a week both in my clothing shop and my pattern shop like: “Can I use 100% cotton with this pattern?” or “Is this dress made of cotton or is it stretchy?”

The problem with both questions is that fabrics can be knit/stretch and be 100% cotton. But people have come to confuse 100% cotton with woven.

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