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Pattern Roundup: Vintage-Inspired Styles

Pattern Roundup: Vintage-Inspired Styles

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Make old styles new again with these vintage patterns from Simplicity, EvaDress, and Decades of Style, among others.

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Sourcing Scuba Knit

Sourcing Scuba Knit

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Online fabric shops stock lots of scuba knit fabric. Here are some great options!

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Pattern Roundup: Autumn Vests and Jackets

Pattern Roundup: Autumn Vests and Jackets

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Simplicity's Autumn 2016 collection features a variety of vest and jacket patterns for any age and body type.

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Fall 2016s strong color palette

Fall 2016's strong color palette

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Autumnal colors skew towards the bold, vibrant, and playful, led by blue rather than the more typical staid brown-based earth tones.

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Meet the Cast of Project Runway Season 15

Meet the Cast of Project Runway Season 15

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Season 15 of Project Runway premieres at 9 p.m.(EDT)/8 p.m.(CDT) September 15, 2016.

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Change a Sleeve Pattern to Add a Quilted, Zippered Cuff

Change a Sleeve Pattern to Add a Quilted, Zippered Cuff

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See Angela Wolf's pattern change for the SewStylish 1467 jacket

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Designer Secrets: Off-Seam Insertion

Designer Secrets: Off-Seam Insertion

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If you've ever needed to insert a zipper into a garment at a seamless spot, this simple technique is the solution.

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Pattern Roundup: Summer 2016 Maxi Dresses

Pattern Roundup: Summer 2016 Maxi Dresses

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The maxi dress has become a staple of the summer wardrobe. This easy-to-wear garment can be designed in virtually any style, making it hugely popular. To help inspire your summer sewing adventures, here's a selection of new maxi dress patterns.

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9 Ways to Write on Fabric

9 Ways to Write on Fabric

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Fun techniques for adding text to your projects!

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Project Runway All Stars: Season 5, Episode 13 - Finale: New York State of Mind

Project Runway All Stars: Season 5, Episode 13 - "Finale: New York State of Mind"

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Find out who was named top designer after a grueling, four-day challenge.

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Project Runway All Stars: Season 5, Episode 12 - Prince of Prints

Project Runway All Stars: Season 5, Episode 12 - "Prince of Prints"

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In this last challenge before the finale, the designers create custom prints.

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Custom Dress Form Options

Custom Dress Form Options

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There are several options for custom-manufactured or customizable dress forms for home sewers, and each has different features, different benefits, and different price points. Here's a brief overview.

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Project Runway All Stars: Season 5, Episode 11 - State of the Art

Project Runway All Stars: Season 5, Episode 11 - "State of the Art"

The five remaining contestants were asked to make wearable art, avant-garde style.

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Project Runway: Junior - Now Casting for Season 2!

Project Runway: Junior - Now Casting for Season 2!

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If you or a teen you know might be interested in being a fashion designer contestant, it's time to answer a casting call!

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Zipper Basics: Sliders and Stops

Zipper Basics: Sliders and Stops

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This information is essential for anyone who wants to be sure they're approaching zippers the right way.

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Project Runway All Stars: Season 5, Episode 10 - Rebel with a Cause

Project Runway All Stars: Season 5, Episode 10 - "Rebel with a Cause"

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Fashion and philanthropy go hand in hand when contestants vie for the opportunity to design for contemporary brand N:Philanthropy.

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Project Runway All Stars: Season 5, Episode 9 - A Touch of Style

Project Runway All Stars: Season 5, Episode 9 - "A Touch of Style"

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"Athleisure" garments are the challenge. Find out who hits a home run and who strikes out.

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Project Runway All Stars: Season 5, Episode 8 - Once Upon A Runway

Project Runway All Stars: Season 5, Episode 8 - "Once Upon A Runway"

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A fairy tale-inspired challenge offered unique design inspiration.

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Project Runway All Stars: Season 5, Episode 7 - Bait and Stitch

Project Runway All Stars: Season 5, Episode 7 - "Bait and Stitch"

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Find out which designer came up with the best high-end evening resort wear.

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Transform an Old Pair of Jeans into a Cell Phone Wallet

Transform an Old Pair of Jeans into a Cell Phone Wallet

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This quick upcycling project requires only four materials. A free pattern is included.

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