Whew! Have I been busy!
I will be conducting a live webinar for Burdastyle.com this coming Monday, Sep. 23rd at 2pm EST. The topic is "Sewing Winter Fabrics". I will be delivering an hour long presentation discussing tips and techniques for sewing some of the season's extra special and less conventional fabrics. In other words, fabrics with unique characteristics that require special handling and in some cases, an altogether different set of sewing methods.
The fabrics I will discussing include fleece (also microfleece and cuddle cloth), velvet, no-fray woolens, (like boiled wool and melton cloth), leather, suede and fur, (both real and faux). Its a lot to cover, but it addresses fabrics that come into favor this time of year and have moved to the front of the our favorite fabric stores.
I plan to cover basic strategies for dealing with these sometimes difficult fabrics. How best to layout patterns, pin, cut, and mark them. I'll address what settings or strategies work best to sew these fabrics on the sewing machine. I will offer my recommendations for the best seam finishes for each, and how best to press or care for these far from ordinary fabrics.
It was a lot of work to put together, but it is chock full of information. So, if you are thinking about sewing with one of these fabrics for the first time, or simply wish to further hone your skills you might want to listen in. The presentation is live on Monday at 2pm EST, but if that day and time don't work, you can still purchase the recorded session.
I hope you can squeeze me into your day. I'll let you know how it went.