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Sewing Clothes

Shopping Guide: How to Pick the Right Dress Form

This quick guide will help you decide which kind of dress form is best for your needs and answers some of the basic questions such as What are the differences? and What should I look for? Guest post by Cara Pierce from The Shop Company. […]

Star Trek Inspired Christmas Stockings
Sewing - Home Decor

Star Trek Inspired Christmas Stockings

I’ve seen various Star Trek themed Christmas stockings out there and have been itching to make my own for a few years now. I used a pattern I’d already designed for CyberSeams back in ’07, but added two cuff styles and seam allowances (so the pattern is newly revised!) This pattern is also great for non-Trek themed stockings! […]

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Sewing - Home Decor

How To Upholster A Bench, Part 2

A tutorial and video about how to upholster a basic bench – also gives tips on how to make your own pattern or base a new pattern on an existing design. […]

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Sewing - Home Decor

How To Upholster A Bench, Part 1

A tutorial and video about how to upholster a basic bench – also gives tips on how to make your own pattern or base a new pattern on an existing design. […]

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Craft Basics

How to Attach an Eyelet – Attaching Grommets

Grommets (also called eyelets) are one of those things that seem to really separate homemade garments and bags from store bought ones. They’re incredibly useful for utility-type items (bags, curtains, tarps) and can range from making something look more sturdy to more elegant. And you don’t have to purchase expensive equipment in order to attach them to your project. […]

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Sewing Clothes

How To Sew A Dress Shirt Collar

Sewing a dress shirt collar can be a little confusing, especially if you’ve never made one before. It’s not helpful when a pattern named for its simplistic approach to sewing leaves you with more questions about how to properly construct the pattern in the first place! So, we’ll show you how to attach a dress shirt collar using Simplicity 4760 as a guide, though this technique can be used on any similarly styled collar. […]