November 18, 2014. SEWING TIP OF THE DAY Tuesday, Nov. 18 to Saturday, December 6, everyone who signs up for a Portland Sewing class gets $10 punch on a frequent buyer card.
SEWING TIP OF THE DAY: Q-Where can I buy machines like a ruffller, buttonholer and a blind hemmer? — Kateshia P A-Joe Payne’s Rooster Roc SewCo (3427 NE 72nd Ave, 503-939-7290) is a good place to purchase industrial machines such as blindhemmers. He does not carry high-end machines such as the buttonholer. For those, you […]
Q. Should we pre-shrink our materials for the Chanel jacket we’re making in class? — Priscilla A. Please do not launder any of your fabrics for the couture jacket. If you’re worried about shrinkage of your silks/wool/rayons, steam shrink them yourself or take them to a dry cleaner to have them steamed (not dry cleaned). […]
Q. Where is a good place to take a leather jacket for cleaning? A. Leather Care, 6303 SE Powell, according to leatherworking teacher Jennifer Holcomb. ”A Harley riding friend swears by them,” she says. ”Personally, I clean myself. You should dry clean a leather jacket only if the lining needs it. Leather can be easily […]