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Stitch the Look

WHY NOT TRY?

FAUX SUEDE

Synthetic suede is generally available in two weights – one being light, drapey and suited to flowing garments, whilst the other is heavier in weight and better for structured pieces such as jackets, coats and bags. Like velvet and cord, suede types generally have a nap, so beware of this when cutting out your pattern pieces. The fabric can also be quite bulky, so you may want to press your seams open and topstitch down each side of the seam allowance to help them sit flat.

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“Our faux suedes are 100% polyester, hard-wearing, and of excellent quality. They’re almost indistinguishable from real suede, with the added benefit of being much more cost effective. These heavyweight versions have a matte finish and are favoured for their lustrous appearance.”

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Calico Laine

5 1 Antique blue 2 Aquamarine 3 Ice 4 Flamingo 5 Charcoal

Jacket, £25, primark.com

All of the featured fabrics are available for £9.99 per metre at calicolaine.co.uk

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