On this episode I’ve invited my good friend, Janine, on the podcast to talk all things fabric. Janine has a passion for sewing and has been sewing since she was 7 years old. She has taught sewing through Home Economics at a secondary level for six years now and previously studied sewing at an industry level through TAFE (that’s Technical and Further Education). Janine is my sewing guru and has saved me many a times when my sewing ventures have not gone to plan.

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This podcast was supposed to be published before Christmas, but I ran out of time! So that’s why we’re wishing you a Merry Christmas even though it has been and gone 🙂

in this podcast episode we chat about (with lots of ums and ahhs, sorry):

  • the different types of natural and synthetic fabrics you may come across
  • Sewing Jargon you night come across when reading patterns such as selvage, bias, etc.
  • Prewashing fabric
  • Scissors for cutting fabric
  • Needles for different types of fabrics – and I was completely wrong about what the numbers mean for the needle sizes :/ One number is the American sizing and the other number is European sizing. If you scroll down to the bottom of this article it explains the number system really well.

My Recommended Resource

The Sewing Book – A great resource for any sewer to have handy. I made a quick video review of this book a while ago. You can find it here.

Janine’s Recommended Sewing Tool

Snips – these little things are awesome 🙂

Can’t wait to learn more about my new overlocker/serger as well! I hope to make some videos for you all soon!

Happy listening and a Merry belated Christmas!