Monday, January 12, 2015

Happy New Year - 2015 Plans and a GIVEAWAY!

Happy New Year! I wanted to post this video to make you all aware of some EXCITING plans I have coming up for this year! I want to celebrate those plans by hosting a Tailoring Supply Giveaway all month long ! Check out this video and see below for the Tailoring Supply Giveaway details!!!


As mentioned in the video I've got some wonderfully, exciting plans for this year!!!

That's right there are new things in store---highlighted in the video....

-I'll be doing monthly webinars (beginning in February)  that will allow everyone to learn my clothing construction techniques and methods. These will be 1-2 hours in length and VERY clear and detailed. I'll be able to show you some of my easy and effective methods to making garments. They will be affordable and fun! And you can decide on the topics I'll present on (more info in the GIVEAWAY below).

-I'll continue with my weekly Master Tailoring tips videos. A little bit of information goes a long way when my tailoring tips are concerned!

-Skype Consultations!!!! I've been asked on numerous occasions if I would give Skype consultations for those trying tot start a business, already in business and want to make it grow, have pricing issues, or anyone with a general sewing question or want to learn a technique. Thankfully technology will help me serve you in a greater way.

-For fun I'll be heading up my first sew-along. I know you guys like those kind of group activities. I will have those periodically to further share some sewing and construction techniques. For the first Sew-Along we'll start with sewing a Man's Necktie! Details coming in the next week!


Ok, let's move on to this Tailoring Supply Giveaway!!!!

It's REAL SIMPLE---I'm giving away 2 Tailoring Supply Kits!!! It's everything you see here! 

Rules: All you have to do is a leave a comment answering the question What You Would Like To See Me Do A Webinar On? below and you'll be considered. I'll draw the 2 winners on Feb 1st!







The 2 Kits each contain the following Premium Tailoring supplies:

-1 Yard of both Woven Black and White Interfacting
-3 yards Ban-Roll
-1 Pair sleeve heads
-1 Pair Shoulder Pads
-2 Pieces of Disappearing Chalk
-1 Skein of Waxed Thread


Ok, just leave your answer to the question-----What Topics Would You like to see me Give a Sewing Webinar on?---in the comment section below. Drawing is on Feb 1st and there will be 2 lucky winners!!!

Also, don't forget to follow me on FaceBook and on YouTUBE under the name Gentleman Jim to keep up with my latest videos!!!

Ok, good luck to you and again have a wonderful New Year!!!!

114 comments:

  1. I would like to see some information on padding a collar. Also how to set in a sleeve without puckers.

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  2. I would like to see information about removing and attaching zippers

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  3. i need help with zippers please. thank you.

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  4. I'm a beginner. Would love a walk through on button down shirt construction.

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  5. I'd like to see a webinar on measuring and pattern/sewing tips for properly fitting a men's suit jacket/sport coat.

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  6. Collars and lapels on tailored men's or ladies' suit jackets.

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  7. I would like a webinar on fitting yourself

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  8. Happy & Healthy New Year to you too!! I would love to see a Webinar that discusses the INSIDE Construction of a garment... when and what materials to use for underlining and lining a garment. Possibly a broad range of garments starting with skirts leading up to coats. Thank You!!

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  9. fitting and sewing a woman's button down shirt with dart(s).

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  10. Happy New Year! I would love to see a webinar on altering RTW pants and/or jackets

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  11. Drafting and fitting tailored pants for plus sized women.

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  12. I'd love to see a webinar about drafting pants for men and woman

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  13. I would like to see more on measuring accurately especially when dealing with disproportionate people

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  14. I would like to see a webinar on your vests or tailored suit coat. Tailoring and fit for plus size women is another good one.

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  15. I would love to see a webinar on alterations that could be made to make patterns or RTW maternity friendly.

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  16. I would like to learn how to construct a woman's fitted blouse.

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  17. I would love to see one on collars and collar stands, along with the button without being so bulky.

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  18. What about the fundamentals of hand stitching techniques used in tailored clothing?

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  19. I would love to see a webinar on a woman's slightly fitted jacket and pencil skirt. Thank you.

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  20. Since custom vests are one of your specialties -- I would like to see a webinar on constructing the vest (men or women), perhaps something double breasted.

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  21. Thank GOD for you and this blessing. I would like to see a webinar on lining a skirt or Jacket with a vent.

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  22. I'd love to see a webinar on fitting a 'portly' man. I have problems fitting my husband's shape.

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  23. The New Year always encourages new goals for me. I want to learn more tailoring techniques. I also would love to see a webinar on vest construction. Or maybe ties? Bow ties? (they aren't tailoring but, I think they'd be fun just the same)

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  24. I would like to see a webinar on making a man's shirt. Putting in plackets and cuffs.

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  25. I would love to see a webinar on making women's pants

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  26. Would love a webinar on fitting big and tall men, making men's shirts and making women's coats. I love your joy of sewing and life. Looking forward to your classes.

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  27. I would like to see a webinar on well constructed slash pockets. Not a wide slash. Something like 1"

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  28. I would like to see a webinar on working with clients. For example walking through client interaction from the initial consultation, fitting, and final pickup. What are some best practices, ways to make them feel comfortable, work arounds for common problems? Thanks

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  29. Hello Mr. Jim,

    I would like to see a webinar on altering patterns or RTW for a high, round derriere.

    Thank you!

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  30. I would love to see how to dart shirts correctly or how to create a pleated skirt

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  31. Hello Sir, I would like to see construction of a men shirt and or slacks. Also how to use sew in interfacing.

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  32. I would love to see how you coordinate or organize prints on a vest. You do it so well. Love your work!

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  33. I would really get help on pricing and starting a business. I am so tired of just creating for free or negative earning.

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  34. I would enjoy whatever topic you discuss. I would hope that it might include ease amounts in men and womens shirts. Thank you/

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  35. I would love to see a webinar on women's pants construction.

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  36. I would love to see a webinar for sewing jeans for yourself, especially for those of us whom are well endowed on the bottom.

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  37. I would like to see a webinar for a standard shirt with/without buttons.

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  38. Creating welt pockets on men slacks and jackets

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  39. I would love to see a webinar on tailoring men suits. Thanks for all the tips. I really enjoy the blogs and YouTube. God Bless.

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  40. I would like to see a webinar about achieving great fit from a pattern without creating multiple muslins. Thanks.

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  41. I would like to see a webinar on a formal gown or tailoring a wedding gown

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  42. I would like to see men's fashion in the form of casual hooded jackets, peacoats and pants. There are literally thousands of tutorials for women, but very little for men's fashion. Thank you!

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  43. I would like to see step by step on men's pants and suit jackets

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  44. I would like to see a webinar on constructing men's dress pants. Including what measurements to take to make a pair of men's pants.

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  45. I would love to see a webinar on more advanced alterations of women's clothing and finishing techniques.

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  46. Hi Gentleman Jim-
    I would love to see a webinar on lining tailored pants

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  47. Good day sir. I would love to see a webinar on tailoring men and women's suit coats/jackets.

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  48. I would like to learn how to grade a men's jacket pattern for a large abdomen.

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  49. Fitting a "mature" woman's figure.

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  50. I would love a webinar on making a winter coat for women and also one for making a tailored suit for tall but slim men. And thank you!! Can't wait to see your webinars :)

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  51. I would like to see a webinar on constructing a tuxedo.

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  52. I'd like to see some video's about the "perfect fit" in men and women's clothing. I know subtle adjustments can make dramatic differences but not always sure what they should be.

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  53. I would like to see webinar on proper ways to insert lining in jackets, pants and skirts:)

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  54. Basics to get started making clothes and tools needed.

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  55. Would love a webinar on altering commercial sizes up or down for a better fit.

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  56. Sewing: attaching lining to a jacket in a webinar would be helpful.

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  57. I would like to know when making a type of garment for yourself, how do you fit it to your measurements.

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  58. I would like you to share the tricks procedures and methods you have learned on your own over the years. That kind of things you have learned through trial and error, that make your sewing work easier, more professional and more special...from fitting and preparing fabric, layout and cutting through to final finishing touches. What are the things no one taught you, things you learned for yourself .

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  59. Pants. Beginner pants. I can muddle through a pattern but they never fit. Just please no skirts. Have never worn or liked them, and sewing classes always seem to want to have you make a skirt. Thanks!

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  60. I have always doubted myself when it come to tailoring clothing because, no. 1 -I am a perfectionist and 2- I need the challenge of learning how to tailor. I enjoy your presentations. Thank you.

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  61. Hello. I'd love for you to do a webinar on TAILORING FOR DUMMIES. or TAILORING 101, or WHERE DO I START?

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  62. Would love to see one on tailoring dress pants.

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  63. Very interested in women's pants.

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  64. Happy, happy new year! Looking forward to learning as much as possible. Would like to see a webinars in how to place and cut patterns to get the most out of your material. I'm sooo looking forward to learning to make a tie!!! Thanks Gentleman Jim. xxooxx from Florida☺

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  65. I'd love to see bow ties and vests for high school formals! Thank you so much!

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  66. Detailed instructions on how to tailor larger clothes for smaller sizes for those of us that want to keep our lovely clothes after we loose weight.

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  67. Interested in two things. how to fit and tailor a good shirt and how to alter a suit to better suit the wearer (specifically for me,
    man with skinny long legs and large stomach/short body)

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  68. I would like to see a webinar on how to replace a lining in a coat

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  69. Gentlemen Jim, please publish tips for modifying patterns for a lady to fit accurately - geared toward a new sewer. Thank you

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  70. i would like to see a webinar on how to construct a suit/blazer with lining.

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  71. I would love to see a webinar on pattern enlargement and the making of a more fitted trouser for the plus size lady. Thank you and have a great day.

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  72. I would love to see you do a man's coat

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  73. A man dress coat below the knees

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  74. i would like to see how to replace a zipper in a garment

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  75. I'd love to see how to take in men's dress slacks at the waist.

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  76. Happy New Year Mr. Jim, team, and all the friends here!
    Sir , I would like to see how to do/make different kinds of collars--spl-----Chinese or Stand collar, which can be used while sewing-vest, jackets,shirts, tunics, Indian dresses, blouses, etc.
    Thanks for sharing and inspiring, sir!

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  77. Thank you for the giveaway. I would love to see a webinar on fitting and construction of women's slacks.

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  78. Hi Jim - Happy New Year! The ladies zip up skirt with a tailored waistband continues to perplex me. I would like to see this broken down clearly so that when done it looks better than store bought. You're a doll! Best wishes in 2015! Thanks, Kris

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  79. A webinar on the classic blazer. One for women and one for men.

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  80. I'd like to see a webinar on garment finishing techniques.

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  81. I would like to see a webinar on how to design a custom blazer for a full-figured woman

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  82. I would love to see a webinar on how to adapt a simple man's sewing pattern for pants into a properly tailored garment.

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  83. Happy new year! I would love a webinar with a "down to basics" as it were in garment construction. Also a tutorial in how to make women's blouses for the overly endowed would be wonderful. :)

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  84. ZIYA HERE,((
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    Happy New Year Mr. Jim, team, and all the friends here!
    Sir , I would like to see how to do/make different kinds of collars--spl-----Chinese or Stand collar, which can be used while sewing-vest, jackets,shirts, tunics, Indian dresses, blouses, etc.
    Thanks for sharing and inspiring, sir!
    ZIYA

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  85. ZIYA HERE,((
    ( unknown???I don't know y!))
    Happy New Year Mr. Jim, team, and all the friends here!
    Sir , I would like to see how to do/make different kinds of collars--spl-----Chinese or Stand collar, which can be used while sewing-vest, jackets,shirts, tunics, Indian dresses, blouses, etc.
    Thanks for sharing and inspiring, sir!
    ZIYA

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  86. I'd like to see one about setting in sleeves! Thanks!

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  87. I would like step by step instructions for making a shirt.

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  88. A webinar on women's blazers would be great. Thanks

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  89. Would love a webinar on blazer construction. Thanks.

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  90. I'd like to see a webinar on making men's suit jackets. Thanks! :)

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  91. I'd like to see the how to's of making a mans pea coat.

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  93. I would love to see a webinar on collar bands, plackets and cuffs for mens tailored button down shirts

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  94. I just found you via a recommendation on Patternreview.com. What a great resource this is! I would love to see a webinar on making vests like the ones I see you wearing in these photos - classy and unique. Also would like how to alter men's suit jackets and pants. And bow ties. Thanks, so much!

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  95. I would like to learn basic tayloring. What tools are needed and basic types of lining and interfacings that are used in tayloring coats, jackets and vests for men and women. I guess I just want to learn how to do tayloring from the ground up the correct way from an expert. I am a self taught seamstress.

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  96. I would love to see a lesson on proper finishes and seams you use on suits, sport jackets and dress shirts. I love to make things for my family, two young boys and husband. I think handmade garments are the best way and should not look homemade and thrown together. I can appreciate a professional finish and how they feel when they wear them.

    -Tameka

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  97. I'd like to see a tutorial on setting a sleeve with a sleeve head.

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  98. I would love to see a webinar about how to put a bra in any tailored top (fitted blazer, or any fitted top). Thank you!

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  99. I would love to see tips and techniques on sewing more efficiently. Such as pinning versus no pinning, rotary versus scissor cutting and fabric layout.

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  100. Hello Jim, I would love to see how to add pockets (the kind like Levi jeans front pockets) to a pair of jeans purchased that have no front pockets. From A to Z, and what type of material to use for them and how to cut open the jeans/pants and install them. Thank you so much!

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  101. I would love to follow you on line. I have been sewing for awhile but I Love learning new techniques and using them.

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  102. I would love to follow you on line. I have been sewing for awhile but I Love learning new techniques and using them.

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  103. I would love to learn more about tailoring a winter coat for men.

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  104. I want to learn so much from you! !! I am interested in set-in sleeves and overall construction of a jacket/coat (the innards...if that is a word)
    http://redpantsdesigns.com

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  105. I would love a webinar on altering the sleeves of men's RTW dress shirts. I feel like this is something achievable at my skill level but I need a little guidance.

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  107. I would love to see your technique for pattern fitting, set-in sleeves, and a good, basic woman's coat. I loved the coat you made your daughter :)

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  108. I just received an order for some blazers (for a brass band) and realized that there is little to no help to be found in making men's blazers. I'm deconstructing one so I can really see the hows and whys and whats. I've also found that it is VERY difficult to find many of the tools that you use. I can't find most of them without searching the internet and still haven't found some of them!! I have been doing more and more alterations and garment sewing and would love to be the winner of your supplies. Thanks so much for all your videos and tips and willingness to share your expertise with all of us.

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  109. I have never attempted to make a man's tailored jacket. So anything to help would be appreciated! :)

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  110. Hi Gentleman Jim,
    this is your new student Ashley D. I would love to see you do a webinar showing us the correct way/ways to get a fabric on grain. , with an explanation of why, and how. This one always stumps me because it seems there are several ways, but certain ways are better for different fabrics and so forth. It all leaves me very confused. I would love to see you explain this. Thank you! !

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