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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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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! […]

Sewing Clothes

Hem Chiffon or Other Delicate Fabrics

Finishing off chiffon fabric can be tricky. Anyone who has sewn with it before will probably tell you that it slips all over the place, that it snags sometimes, that it can get away from you, and that it frays badly. The focus of this particular article is on finishing the edges. […]