Back to mochi

Yep, just a smidge more about this new fabric type. Earlier posts are here and here. I’ve been camping on the website, checking every day in hopes that the plain white has been restocked either online or locally. Someone requested a restock on 4″ white dragons, and all I have is foiled mochi. The gold […]

Mastering mochi, round 2

I’ve spent a little more time working with the Pure Plush, a/k/a mochi, from JoAnn, and I have some more thoughts. It’s 94% polyester, 6% spandex. That may not seem like a lot of spandex, but it’s all in the backing (I assume?) so the stretch is the same as a higher percent in a […]

Mastering scuba/neoprene

JoAnn has been getting in new fabrics frequently of late. This is a slight problem for me since I’m limiting my in-store time (and you should, too). So I bought a yard of the stretch scuba neoprene sight unseen, which is always an adventure. Verdict: this is fun stuff. I wasn’t sure, at first. First […]

Dead soldiers

Not too many new things to show off because I’m still burning through spools of thread getting the shop restocked. But this lineup reminded me about thread buying. The two G├╝termann spools on the left are from one of the multi-packs fabric stores tend to carry, heavily discounted, around Christmas. At some point I decided […]

DIY bias tape makers

Somewhere around here, I have a set of bias tape makers. Handy little gadgets, when you can remember where you’ve put them. When you can’t, there is a printable version at The Scientific Seamstress… or there was. Luckily, the Internet Archive has the blog entries (and associated PDF) for both the 1/2″ and 1″ single-fold […]

Chocolate bunnies!

While I’m cutting out pieces for masks, I’ve had the embroidery machine doing a little bit of work. I have been thinking about leaving eggs out for folks walking with their kids, with a note on the neighborhood Facebook and Nextdoor pages. There’s no download for these little critters, because they’re not mine. Instead, they’re […]

Dragon taggin’ day

I’m now up to, I think, three wrong-color shipments. After the next-to-last one, I made myself a reference sheet. And then I shipped a teal dragon instead of a peacock because my brain just went “yep everyone is ordering the latest color” and didn’t even look at the reference sheet. So the time has come […]