Working with linen and Tina Givens


Today I am starting my first Tina Givens pattern, “Plinka Pants”. It’s a free download of very cute pants. So far I’ve printed the pattern, taped it together and cut out the template. Very easy so far.

This is the first time I’m working with linen fabric. I am a little concerned because it is a little more pricey and I know it can fray easily. That is why I’m glad I found this tutorial, Washing, Drying and Cutting Linen by Ilsa Starling.  In it she explains all you need to know to deal with linen for the first time. Now I’m off to wash and dry my new fabric!

Artfully sewing,

Angela Jean


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