Below, you'll find a link to watch the replay. Watch the entire show and learn about sewing, fitting, patterns, & fine fabrics, & more with Sandra Betzina!
Along with the video link, I've added many resources that were shared during the show. I hope you enjoy this post!
•MORE FABRIC SAVVY
•FEAR OF SEWING
•POWER SEWING STEP BY STEP
•SANDRA BETZINA SEWS FOR THE HOME
•Her most recent books are titled POWER SEWING TOOLBOX 1 and 2
Fast Fit, Fabric Savvy, and Power Sewing Step by Step are three of my favorites. These titles are reference material I refer to time and time again. A few years ago I deleted quite a few books from my personal library, but these are cherished classics that I will hold onto for as long as I sew.
Check out her books here on her website:
You'll find even more on Amazon, including a kindle version of the ever popular More Fabric Savvy HERE.
So many of the patterns we talked about have been discontinued but I was able to find quite a few for sale on both ETSY and Ebay. I've accumulated got quite a collection of my own over the years and while some are still uncut, they are on my "sewing wish list" and one day I believe I'll have them all made up and in my closet. When I mention the patterns here you can assume they are discontinued unless otherwise stated.
Another favorite is my "go to" T-shirt pattern, the Sandra Betzina Today's Fit Vogue 1383, shown below with the topper. On the show, Sandra told a fun story of the history of how that pattern came to be.
Speaking of discontinued patterns, many of us thought it was a good idea to write to Vogue and put in a request to bring back some of Sandra's most popular patterns. If you'd like to give that a try, here is the contact link for their corporate name Something Delightful: Email Vogue
Or, connect with them on Facebook HERE.
- Britex https://www.britexfabrics.com
Silk and silk blends: Thai Silks https://www.thaisilks.com
- International Silk and Woolens https://intlsilk.com
Enter Sandra Betzina in the search engine and you’ll find four great classes.
- Don’t empty the garbage can when sewing because you may find yourself digging for what you lost before your project is finished.
- Create “fit insurance” in the side seams with a 1” seam allowance to allow for letting out later.
- Sandra gave great advice for cleaning out your fabric stash and getting your sewing mojo fired up. She started by taking everything out and making three piles.
- Never want to see this again
Last but not least, she sorted all the fabrics by color and found pieces that would be great together. After sorting, she put her top five in a basket and was inspired to sew them up without hesitation! Such a great idea!
Please share any resources you yourself have found to give your "once loved, but no longer wanted fabrics" a new home.
Thanks for reading! Feel free to leave your comments. I'd love to hear your thoughts!