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Sewing with African wax print fabric? Here are 5 top tips to get you started.

Sewing with African wax print fabric? Here are 5 top tips to get you started.
  Remove any manufacturer’s labels. African wax print fabrics are made from 100% cotton and are printed using a wax-resist method of printing ont...

'Press' as you sew: 'Pressing' tips for a professional finish.

'Press' as you sew: 'Pressing' tips for a professional finish.
Pressing blends and sets your stitches, eliminates or reduces bulk in some areas and helps create a garment that lies flat and falls properly when you wear it.  When you "press," you move the iron across the fabric by lifting it up and putting it back down in an overlapping pattern. When you "iron," you slide the iron across the fabric with a back-and-forth motion. Ironing may stretch or distort the fabric; pressing won't.