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Number 1 Conference rule

Number 1 Conference rule

What is the number 1 rule when attending a conference – any conference? Wear comfortable shoes! Stephanie and I attended the American Sewing Guild conference this past weekend and she and I made the mistake of buying new shoes. I didn’t take pictures of the shoes I don’t want to shame the shoes. They are nice pretty shoes but they were new and we really should have known better. Yet even with hurting feet we …

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Petersham Grossgrain Ribbon for Hat Making

Petersham Grossgrain Ribbon for Hat Making

If you are like me, you look at things and think “I can do that!” For most things it is very true. For others there are trade secrets that if we don’t know them, can make it hard for us to copy what others do. Hat Making ie.. Millinery has a few of those industry secrets. Like did you know that not all Grossgrain ribbon is the same. And that the regular Grossgrain ribbon that …

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Easy way to cut out an inner circle of fabric

Easy way to cut out an inner circle of fabric

I’m still working on Diana’s Hat sewing patterns. As I’m writing the sewing instructions to these hat patterns I’ve had to come up with ways to explain in simple terms how to do some not so easy steps. It makes me stop and analyze each step as I’m doing it. I realized that there is an easy way and a hard way to cut out an inner circle of fabric. The hard way is to …

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