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Pati Palmer and Katrina Walker guide you through the steps to making a perfect pairing between fabrics and patterns. Make your fabrics work with your designs using special techniques. Pati and Katrina explain fabric sewability and discuss the easiest fabrics to sew. They not only discuss fibers and fabrics, they also teach important tips and tests to guarantee successful sewing. Here’s what you’ll see and learn in this two-hour video:: Pattern Tips and Fabric Choices Let the Pattern Help You! Fabric Choices for Shirts, Blouses, Dresses, Jackets, and Pants Fibers and Fabrics—Things to Consider Fiber types and characteristics Fabric Construction Straighten Fabric and Cut on Grain Fabric Care Considerations Quick Fabric Tests to Guarantee Sewing Success TEST 1: Does It Wrinkle? TEST 2: The 10 Foot Rule—Do the Fabrics Blend? TEST 3: Will You Need to Steam-Shrink Before Cutting? TEST 4: Will the Fabric Shine When Pressed? TEST 5: Will the Fabric Ease? TEST 6: Will Seams and Darts Sew and Press Well? TEST 7: Can I Get Even Gathers in Lightweight Fabrics? TEST 8: What Is “Turn of Cloth?” Pati’s Sewing Decisions—Two Patterns, Four Fabrics Simple Jacket Style—Heavy and Light Fabrics Detailed Jacket Style—Heavy and Light Fabrics Let’s Go Shopping! A Trip to the Fabric Store Image consultant Ethel Harms shows Pati and Katrina how to shop with the color palettes she created for them. You will learn about matching fabrics to your personal coloring. The Six Easiest Fabrics to Sew
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