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I happen to be a huge fan of patchwork clothing, I just love all the little fabrics together to make one cute end product. It is kind of like quilting…without all of the hard quilting work.

Many of us overlook this process when making clothes because it either A) seems too hard, or B) they don’t have a serger.

Well, here is a quick tip I have up my sleeve to make patchwork clothing a whole lot easier….charm packs.

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Thank you Captain Obvious. Lol. I know, this is nothing ground breaking for all of you quilters out there. But for those of us non-quilters, ahem ME, we usually overlook these little beauties. After all, what are we going to do with a bunch of 5″ squares.

Well, let me show you just why these are so great for patchwork clothing. Not only are these made up of all coordinating fabrics, which eliminates the need for guessing and matching fabrics together. But they are perfectly cut, and happen to already have edges that have been cut with pinking sheers…

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This gets rid of the need to finish all of your back edges, as a seam cut with pinking sheers reduces fabric fraying! Therefore virtually eliminating all of the hard work when it comes to putting together a patchwork garment.

All you need to do is put your charm pack squares in your preferred order…

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Sew them together in rows…

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Then sew those rows together…

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And you now have about a yard of fabric to use as you would any yard of fabric!

Easy peasy lemon squeezy.

Thanks so much for stopping by, and until next time…




Happy Sewing!