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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. […]

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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 Basics

How to Lengthen or Shorten a Sewing Pattern

Adjusting pattern length is easy to do on purchased patterns from one of the more popular pattern companies such as Mccalls, Butterick, Vogue, and Simplicity, but these tips can help you to lengthen or shorten ANY sewing pattern. […]

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Beginner Sewing Projects

How to Transfer Sewing Pattern Markings

If you are going to sew anything, the chances are likely that you’ll have dots, squares or lines that need to be traced onto your fabric. But these markings are there to help you sew your project! Knowing how to transfer them properly can make all the difference. […]

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Sewing Tips and Tricks

The Dangers of Sewing – Part 2 of 2

Those of you who have more than a week’s worth of sewing experience will probably read this article and nod in agreement. Beginners would be wise to consider that there are potential dangers, as there are with many things in life, that are possibly inevitable, but also avoidable. […]

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Sewing Tips and Tricks

The Dangers of Sewing – Part 1 of 2

Those of you who have more than a week’s worth of sewing experience will probably read this article and nod in agreement. Beginners would be wise to consider that there are potential dangers, as there are with many things in life, that are possibly inevitable, but also avoidable. […]

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Sewing Basics

What belongs in Your Sewing Kit?

The following items should be present in any sewing kit. These are the absolute essentials. Over time, you will be able to decide what you need more of (if anything) and what can go away but overall, these are the most important items. […]

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Sewing Tips and Tricks

How to Straighten Out a Wrinkled Sewing Pattern

Sometimes you find a pattern you REALLY like, but it never folds up like it did when you first bought it! The result? A wrinkly mess crammed in the envelope. Here I show you how to straighten those pattern pieces back out quickly and easily! […]