Tuesday, May 14, 2013

The Fabric Log


One of the best pieces of advice my mother gave me when I started sewing more than household items was to take swatches of my fabrics and make a log. It's quite handy especially when working with patterns.  There are so many different materials available, it's good to know the feel before you decide to do a complete project with it. And most fabric stores will even let you scrap a swatch for free. Save these little pieces and document what percentage is cotton, polyester, etc. You can take it an extra step and document the best needle size when working with that specific fabric. All you have to do is stitch the material right on to paper. Also, print out a mini dictionary for quick reference. You can do this right off the internet without having to buy a book. In a separate section of my fabric log, I keep the receipts of all the fabrics I've ordered and business cards. This is great in case your running low and need to re-order. You just can't go wrong with a fabric log!

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