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Laurel Hoffmann
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Laurel is a production patternmaker/sample maker who now writes and teaches these skills.
Laurel is a production patternmaker/sample maker who now writes and teaches these skills.

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61: Mummers' Costumes
Dressed and waiting for the parade to begin. Pretzels, a Philadelphia tradition, are sold as we wait for the parade to begin. Some had it especially good!     Mummers’ Parade in Manayunk, 2017  The Mummers’ Parade on New Year’s Day here in Philadelphia is a...

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Winding bobbins while sewing can save considerable time. And it's so easy!

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60: Winding Bobbins While Sewing
Many sewing machines can wind bobbins as the machine sews. This is done all the time in industry as it saves considerable time. The bobbin usually winds faster than expected. Here is how it is done. The spools are placed on the machine as shown in the first...

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59:Shira Cuts
Shira is back! Remember Shira? The little doll who designed her Bat Mitzvah dress? Shira starts to cut her full-length, lined skirt . See Shira cut her skirt live. She’s at it again! This time she has designed and is making a full-length lined skirt with an...

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58: Fabric Tricks
Shown almost finished is a Christmas present, a dress and bonnet, for a dear friend’s baby girl.  Above is an almost finished dress and bonnet for a dear friend’s baby girl. The ensemble was cut and trimmed entirely from one piece of fabric, shown here.  On...

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Laurel Hoffmann commented on a post on Blogger.
Have to thank my student, Mary Ann, for asking about this. Had no idea this is such a problem for so many people.

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Right in the midst of sewing something special, does your fabric jam in the race? What on earth? Why?
Read this short post for the simple solution.

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57: Fabric Jams
Fabric jams in the race! All is going well. You are sewing easily and quickly, when all of a sudden the fabric jams in the race! What CAUSES THIS PROBLEM? The zigzag plate and foot. The answer is simple: when one uses a zigzag plate and foot  the zigzag's o...

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Looking for great fashion design ideas? Here they are! Check it out!
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