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claireokc

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19 August, 2015

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    claireokc commented on the article 5 Tips For Working With Stretch Fabrics

    Make sure the stretch % of fabric matches the pattern – for example a stable knit will not make up pretty in a jersey knit pattern ( and probably be too small) and vice versa (jersey knit will not …



3 September, 2014



23 August, 2014

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    claireokc commented on the article Top 10 Advanced Sewing Tips

    For a fine finish a great line and shape to a garment is key. Think of your side seam as an outline that you are drawing with a pencil – only you’re using needle and thread (and a machine!). Ever …



15 August, 2014



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20 October, 2013



13 August, 2013

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    claireokc commented on the article Share Your Buttonhole Tips

    Two things to make buttonholes pop – use pearl thread under the sides to make the edges really stand up. And if you haven’t done them in a while – take a scrap piece of fabric and testing is good,…



15 June, 2012

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    claireokc commented on the forum topic What Sewing machine do you use?

    There are several top machine companies. I suggest you buy the dealer. This will be your warranty and insurance against anything going wrong with the machine. If you are starting out, buy a used…



22 March, 2012

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    claireokc commented on the forum topic Sewing Machine Recommendations for beginner?

    Here’s the deal: you really have two choices here – get a good machine that will work, or get one that is cheap and will work for a couple of months to a year. I recommend my students buy dealer….



20 October, 2010

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    claireokc commented on the article Make Karl Lagerfeld's Designs

    Designer stuff is sneaky…what may appear funny or out of place, isn’t really once you either put it on your bod or make it up. I love this design and plan to make it up, but I think the…



12 October, 2010

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    claireokc commented on the article Wal-Mart Rumored to Bring Back Fabric Department

    Our local Walmarts made a big announcement that they were doing away with their fabric depts. :( It was really surprising considering all the craft craze, particularly here in the Southern Plains…



14 August, 2010

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    claireokc commented on the forum topic The Previous Archive

    Thank you so much for this link. I miss seeing the catalog online. Looking forward to all this being organized.



7 August, 2010

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    claireokc commented on the forum topic What dress will be easy to alter when I lose weight?

    Almost any gal who really wants to look seriously at her closet will tell you she has 3 wardrobes…one for when she’s regularly sized, another for when she’s up in weight, and another for when she…

  • 02:17 PM

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    claireokc commented on the project that semi-glam blouse!

    This looks great, but even if you had put in the side zip, I’m amazed at how loose this pattern is..shows the sizing back then as compared to now.



6 August, 2010

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    claireokc commented on the forum topic wedding dress material

    Actually the silk dupioni will be a little easier than the peau de soie (which is French for skin of silk – literally translated.) Peau de soie s a heavier-weight silk that is not as shiny as silk…

  • 01:49 PM

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    claireokc commented on the forum topic First Sewing Machine Recommendations

    What is said here is very true. The older machines are much better for that price range you’re looking at. Here’s the deal. If you really want a new machine, that means that to get a good one, t…



22 June, 2010

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    claireokc commented on the article Crafting Apps

    Hmmmmm this stash app looks very tempting – the idea of being able to find a linen in summer and that certain wool in winter is very interesting – thanks for the rundown.



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