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Easy seam-allowance guide

Easy seam-allowance guide

A rubber band around the base of my sewing machine is an excellent way to temporarily mark a wider-than-usual seam allowance. It’s easy to follow and stays in place securely, but itrsquos...

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Friday Etsy Roundup: Dutch Door Press, The Pin Pals, and Be Something New

Friday Etsy Roundup: Dutch Door Press, The Pin Pals, and Be Something New

This week check out the lovely paper goods from Dutch Door Press, the amazingly cross-stitched pieces by The Pin Pals, and the beautiful hair accessories by Be Something New.

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Used-needle identification

Used-needle identification

Some projects require that you change needles after you’ve used them briefly, e.g., switch from a lightweight needle to a heavyweight one. To know if a needle is slightly used or brand new, I...

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Add a Blast of Color with Fabric Spray Paint

Add a Blast of Color with Fabric Spray Paint

Master one of these painting techniques and get creative with your plain fabrics to create amazing garments.

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How to Make Your Own Prints and Patterns

How to Make Your Own Prints and Patterns

Watch this segement from the Today show highlighting how to create your own prints like in the SewStylish Spring 2010 issue.

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How to Make a Tote Bag in 20 Minutes

How to Make a Tote Bag in 20 Minutes

This quick project is simple enough to make a dozen for favors or gifts, and cute enough that everyone will want one.

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Tepee relaxes magnetic pull

Tepee relaxes magnetic pull

My magnetic pin holder secures my silk pins so tightly that it’s difficult to remove them, so I push a knitting needle or stiletto under the pins to sculpt them into a tepee shape. Then I can...

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Friday Etsy Roundup: Fink, Supayana, ES One of One, MonkeyPoo & Nervous System

Friday Etsy Roundup: Fink, Supayana, ES One of One, MonkeyPoo & Nervous System

Check out a few of my favorite Etsy shops and see how to enter your shop for a chance to be featured on our homepage.

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Sewing tools from the art- and office-supply store

Sewing tools from the art- and office-supply store

On my latest forays to art- and office-supply stores, I found some useful marking and cleaning tools. While a lot of sewers know the virtues of drafting tape—it’s inexpensive, can be...

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Streamlined shirt collar

Streamlined shirt collar

Whenever I cut a shirt collar that has a straight edge, I remove the seam allowance from the outer edge of the pattern piece and cut the collar on the fold. That way, there are no intersecting seams...

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Recycled Gum Wrapper Prom Dress

Recycled Gum Wrapper Prom Dress

See how one high school student transformed recycled goods into her prom dress.

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Easy, elasticized swimsuit straps

Easy, elasticized swimsuit straps

This is a trick I learned when trying to figure out how my bathing-suit straps were made: Cut elastic for the strap as long as the desired finished strap plus two seam allowances and 3 inches. Cut...

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Edible Sewing Machines

Edible Sewing Machines

Cake decorating can come in different forms, but celebrating the sewing machine seems to be a popular choice for many.

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Free Twinkle Sews Dress Pattern

Free Twinkle Sews Dress Pattern

Download this free project from Wenlan Chia's newest book, Twinkle Sews.

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SewStylish Spring 2010 is here!

SewStylish Spring 2010 is here!

The Spring '10 SewStylish hits newsstands today! Check out this latest issue for sewing and fashion tips and techniques from the pros.

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Exclusive Coupon for Fabric.com

Exclusive Coupon for Fabric.com

Save 15% off any purchase of $50 or more at Fabric.com, when you order before before Monday April 12th.

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Wicked Witch test for wool

"Wicked Witch" test for wool

To determine if fabric is 100 percent wool, soak a small swatch of it in chlorine bleach for about eight hours. If the swatch dissolves completely, is significantly smaller, or has clearly...

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Unstick hoops with shaving product

Unstick hoops with shaving product

If you use spray adhesives to adhere fabric to hooped embroidery stabilizers, you’re likely to wind up with sticky hoops. There are plenty of products that will degunk your hoops, but...

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Fire-hose technique for managing long fabric strips

Fire-hose technique for managing long fabric strips

I was recently making yards and yards of corded welting for a slipcovering project, and I just about lost my mind trying to keep the very lengthy fabric strip I had made from twisting and tangling...

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See color combinations in new light

See color combinations in new light

Take a new look at color schemes

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