Strategies For When There’s Not Enough Fabric
I am notorious for not having enough fabric. I am not talking about the mountains of fabric I have been stashing away my whole life. No, I am talking about “not enough” yardage for the particular project I have in mind. If the pattern calls for two and a half yards, I will have two. I will be close, and I will spend hours rearranging pattern pieces and folding the fabric every which way to try and eke out the pieces I need. Sometimes I figure it out, and other times, it just is not enough fabric.
Deliberately not enough
The other thing I am notorious for is buying a single yard of fabric. Why on earth would someone who sews mainly garments ever buy a single yard of fabric? But I fall in love with a piece and not knowing what I might do with it, I buy one…
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