What fun to chat with Lori from the Sew Forth Now podcast! I've learned so much from her over the the past few years and she's just as nice and genuine as she is on her own show.
A few tips from Lori about avoiding waste in sewing:
- Make a muslin to ensure a good fit. Old bedsheets work great.
- Cut carefully - once you cut, there's no going back.
- Save your scraps, especially with knits. Often you can save a major fail by putting those scraps to use. And they're great for piping or binding.
- Approach buttonholes with caution - double-check positioning, make a practice run with the same interfacing as your garment, etc.
- Have a tissue pattern that you know you'll never use again? Use it for creative packing material.
Lori, thanks so much for a fun interview!
Here are links to some of the other things I mentioned in this episode.
Emily's great tutorial for little boy shorts out of a men's shirt.
Sleeves left over from two of the pairs of shorts....could they become something for the twins' little sister?
Here's the hostess apron experiment. I sort of liked it earlier. Looking at it now...not so much. I think I can find a better use for that apricot muslin.
Fons & Porter Magazine (the pattern I referenced was "Tipsy" in the September/October 2010 print edition)