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Three Ways to Attach Boning

Three Ways to Attach Boning

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Give lightweight structure to garments and accessories with this easy-to-sew method.

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Teach Yourself to Sew,  Season 2

Teach Yourself to Sew, Season 2

Learn new skills including how to insert invisible zippers, create perfectly finished seams, and build your own custom dress form.

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Is There a Right Way to Iron a Garment?

Is There a Right Way to Iron a Garment?

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When you iron a garment, do you have a plan?

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Giveaway: SewStylish Spring 2012 Fashion Sewing Guide

Giveaway: SewStylish Spring 2012 Fashion Sewing Guide

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You could win a copy of this great issue by leaving a comment at the bottom of the page.

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How to Use Pins the Right Way

How to Use Pins the Right Way

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Sometimes it's the simple things that need to be given a little thought.

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Rayon Fabric and Interfacing Placement

Rayon Fabric and Interfacing Placement

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Interfacing is the back bone for garment construction. When placed in the wrong direction, it can make the garment look less than professional.

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Patterns for Three Apron Styles

Patterns for Three Apron Styles

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Download patterns to sew aprons for everyone!

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Teach Yourself to Sew, Season 1

Teach Yourself to Sew, Season 1

The skills found in Teach Yourself to Sew are perfect for new sewers or for those looking to brush up on the basics.

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Learn the Four Fastest Flat-Fell Seams

Learn the Four Fastest Flat-Fell Seams

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These fast versions will surely speed up your sewing.

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Teach Yourself to Sew: Order Season 2 Now!

Teach Yourself to Sew: Order Season 2 Now!

The 2nd season of our beginner sewing series is now available in our online store.

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Book Giveaway: Threads Sewing Guide

Book Giveaway: "Threads Sewing Guide"

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You could win this must-have sewing encyclopedia by simply leaving a comment.

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Schools On for Summer!

School's On for Summer!

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Sewing retreats are as much fun as camp.

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Pressing a Rolled Collar into a Curve

Pressing a Rolled Collar into a Curve

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Rolled collars should be gently steamed to build in a graceful curvature.

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Book Giveaway: Draping Basics by Sally M. Di Marco

Book Giveaway: "Draping Basics" by Sally M. Di Marco

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This book is a must if you'd like to learn draping techniques.

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How to Sew a Thread Chain

How to Sew a Thread Chain

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Susan Khalje demonstrates this couture technique.

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How to Sew a Thread Bar

How to Sew a Thread Bar

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Susan Khalje demonstrates this couture technique for securing a closure.

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Facing a Facing

Facing a Facing

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The inside edges of facings might be for your eyes only, but you still want them to look clean and pretty.

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Create Ripple-Free Piping

Create Ripple-Free Piping

Sewers of all levels can definitely tackle this wonderful design detail.

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Sewing Without Pins

Sewing Without Pins

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There are many advantages to sewing without pins in the way.

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Universal Principles for Patternmaking

Universal Principles for Patternmaking

Learn the formulas you need to master the art of patternmaking.

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