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Video: How to Match Stripes, Plaids, and Prints

Aug 20, 2014

Evamarie Gomez and Judith Neukam; Shot by: Gary Junken

In this chapter of Teach Yourself to Sew Season 4, Threads Executive Editor Judith Neukam illuminates how some seemingly complicated fabric-matching techniques merely require an eye for detail. Judith teaches you to match stripes, plaids, and prints. Teach Yourself to Sew was created with beginners in mind, but sewers of any level can use these tutorials to brush up on their skills. You can find more excerpts from this season by visiting Teach Yourself to Sew Season 4 or visit our store to purchase season 4.  Watch season 4 now! Click here to purchase the video series Teach Yourself to Sew, Season 4 on DVD.

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  1. user-6301014 July 21st

    Such great techniques for matching plaids, creating matching chevron and managing motifs!! Wow!! I actually think I might "borrow" that idea for the chevron/princess dress. Love that look. Thanks, Judith!!

  2. SharynParker July 19th

    Love your videos Judith. You make everything so simple and achievable.

  3. user-1142078 July 19th

    Go figure, as soon as I posted my problem, it started working! lol

  4. user-1142078 July 19th

    After repeated attempts to download Adobe Flash Player, this still will not play. I don't know what the issue is. It is only this website that gives me issues.

  5. smockerlady April 9th

    Thank you so much for this video tutorial. The final tip is fabulous.

    I prefer plain fabrics by choice, but I am just embarking on a project that has patterned fabric..........I thought it was time to be seen in something other than plain colour.

    So grateful for this video Judith. Let's hope I do the final garment justice!

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