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Fabric-covered belt buckle and ribbon belt - csews.com

How to Make a Fabric-covered Belt Buckle

I love fabric-covered belt buckles! So when I saw this kit at Lacis in Berkeley, I bought it right away. I had only seen some vintage buckle kits at second-hand places. If you don’t live in the Bay Area, you can order this kit and other styles and sizes (square, circle, rectangle) from Lacis’s online catalog. […]

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Green swiss dot fabric - basted

What Color Is Your Basting Thread?

I’ve basted fabric together using thread that matches and thread that’s a contrasting color. When I’ve used a contrasting color I usually pick black or white for two reasons: I always have plenty of those colors on hand, and it’s easy to see and then remove the thread. However, the benefit of using matching thread […]

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Choosing the Right Thimble

Last fall I began doing a lot more hand sewing and I quickly realized that a thimble could be pretty useful. But what I didn’t know was that the most important part was choosing the right thimble. I had a metal one that I got a while ago but when I tried it on, it […]

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Fabric at the East Bay Depot

The East Bay Depot for Creative Reuse in Oakland, California, sells all sorts of things, including art supplies, fabric, notions, and sewing patterns. All items are donated to this cool nonprofit organization whose goal is to “divert waste materials from landfills” and to increase awareness about the benefits of reusing materials. Teachers get a discount for […]

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