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YggiDee
Sep 12, 2007




Fallen Rib

Are there any good resources out there specifically for hand-sewing? The hypnotic repitition of the back stitch cools down my raging ADHD for a few hours but the extent of my knowledge comes from 'I read an online plushie tutorial and managed not to stab myself'.

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YggiDee
Sep 12, 2007




Fallen Rib

I don't really know? I like stuffed animals, and I just made a little hat with kitty-ears. I like the idea of making flat pieces of fabrics into 3D things, but probably not clothing. It just kinda boils down to, there's a lot I don't know and I don't know what's important to know. Does it matter if I'm using cotton or polyester thread? Is the brand of thread important at all or is it just a preference thing? The local craft store has an absolutely overwhelming range of fabrics and I'm usually too nervous to ask the staff WTF 'bonded fleece' is vs regular fleece.

YggiDee
Sep 12, 2007




Fallen Rib

When I'm ironing fresh seams, should I be using steam?
(also, thanks for the links, I made it out to the fabric store before the province shut down again and I'm having a blast trying to make hoodies and stabbing myself in the process)

YggiDee
Sep 12, 2007




Fallen Rib

I'm mostly using polyester fleece because it was 8$ per metre and very soft. I also got half a metre of gorgeous maroon faux fur but I have no idea wtf I'm doing with it yet, maybe an absolutly luxurious hat.

YggiDee
Sep 12, 2007




Fallen Rib

I'd use a ladder stitch on something like that.

YggiDee
Sep 12, 2007




Fallen Rib

Are there any good fabric stores that don't charge an arm and a leg to ship to Canada? Ontario just hit another lockdown and I gotta make hats!!!

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YggiDee
Sep 12, 2007




Fallen Rib

Thanks bunches, these are way better than making sad noises at the US exchange rate. Fabcycle has some lovely selections, and also for three dollars they'll apparently just throw in a box of whatever fabric they have lying around and my chronically indecisive ADHD rear end appreciates it.

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