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« on: January 22, 2007 10:43:21 AM »

I was wondering... what can one make now that it's winter without having to use a whole lot of fabric? i have very limited funds, yet love to sew, and am rather cold...
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« Reply #1 on: January 22, 2007 12:42:58 PM »

Simple t-shirt style tops can use as little as 1 yard - 1 1/2 yards of fabric.  Unlined coats can use around 2 yards or less.  You can also use larger scrap pieces of fabric to change up the designs and to save on fabrics (i.e. use a print for the body of a tshirt and solid color for the sleeves).
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« Reply #2 on: January 22, 2007 04:09:10 PM »

You can make stuff with fleece. The good stuff, the solid antipill is like $3.50 a yard on sale. Simplicity has a capelet that uses like 1 1/2 yards and a jacket that uses about 3. They have another fleece jacket that uses about 1 1/2
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« Reply #3 on: February 07, 2007 05:20:30 AM »

thanx guys! keep the ideas coming!
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« Reply #4 on: February 10, 2007 10:56:54 PM »

I like to shop resale shops and goodwill to find cool heavy shirts and coats and alter them to fit me. Mix and match the fabrics that you get in the garments. Make hoods, cuffs, turtlenecks... use the zippers buttons and whatever else. One shirt might be the source of a hood, cuffs and say the bottom edge on another shirt.

As far as I'm concerned it's the most economical way to go. It's satisfying for me and saves lots of bucks...

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