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How to Match Plaid Across a Seam

How to Match Plaid Across a Seam

No-fail techniques for precise matching.

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4 Steps to Tiny Bias Tubes

4 Steps to Tiny Bias Tubes

Learn how to make perfect bias tubes, a very handy technique for embellishment and for garment structure.

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Ideas for Attaching Fagoted Rouleau

Ideas for Attaching Fagoted Rouleau

Bias tubes and fagoting create beautiful trims and medallions.

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Make an Airy Rouleau Embellishment

Make an Airy Rouleau Embellishment

Bias tubes and fagoting create beautiful trims and medallions.

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Quick to Make: 1920s Panel Dress

Quick to Make: 1920s Panel Dress

Make a fluttery Vionnet-inspired shift.

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How to Match Plaid on a Curved-Edge Lapel

How to Match Plaid on a Curved-Edge Lapel

Apply this technique to both jacket lapels. Be sure to fold under or remove the seam allowances first. 1 Choose a vertical bar for the lapel's outer edge. Manipulate the cut fabric to make the bar...

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Tailoring with Felted Wool: The Bark Coat Project

Tailoring with Felted Wool: The Bark Coat Project

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I was recently given a quantity of very high-grade wool felt. This is what I chose to make from it.

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Project Runway All Stars Season 4, Episode 6: Luck be a Lady

Project Runway All Stars Season 4, Episode 6: "Luck be a Lady"

A fashion gamble determines this week's challenge.

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SewStylishs Party Dresses Issue is Here!

SewStylish's Party Dresses Issue is Here!

See what's inside this exciting new issue.

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Project Runway All Stars Season 4, Episode 5: Designing for the Duchess

Project Runway All Stars Season 4, Episode 5: "Designing for the Duchess"

The designers take the trip of a lifetime and have the chance to dress a royal.

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Project Runway All Stars Season 4, Episode 3: Something Wicked This Way Comes

Project Runway All Stars Season 4, Episode 3: "Something Wicked This Way Comes"

Costuming skills are put to the test with this Broadway musical challenge.

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A Community Dedicated to Plus-Size Sewers

A Community Dedicated to Plus-Size Sewers

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The Curvy Sewing Collective is on a mission to raise the visibility of plus-size and curve-endowed sewers in the sewing community, while celebrating the confidence sewing can give curvy women.

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Make It With Wool 2014 Fashion/Apparel Design Co-Winner

Make It With Wool 2014 Fashion/Apparel Design Co-Winner

Get inspired by one of the national winners of Make It With Wool 2014, Helena Stefanowitz.

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Make It With Wool 2014 Mohair Award Winner

Make It With Wool 2014 Mohair Award Winner

Get inspired by one of the national winners of Make It With Wool 2014, Jordan Newhouse.

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Make It With Wool 2014 First Place Junior Winner

Make It With Wool 2014 First Place Junior Winner

Get inspired by one of the national winners of Make It With Wool 2014, Renata Goossen.

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Make It With Wool 2014 National Adult Winner

Make It With Wool 2014 National Adult Winner

Get inspired by one of the national winners of Make It With Wool 2014, Gail Altekruse.

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Make It With Wool 2014 Outstanding Needlework Award Winner

Make It With Wool 2014 Outstanding Needlework Award Winner

Get inspired by one of the national winners of Make It With Wool 2014, Hannah Higginbotham.

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Make It With Wool 2014 Fashion/Apparel Design Co-Winner

Make It With Wool 2014 Fashion/Apparel Design Co-Winner

Get inspired by one of the national winners of Make It With Wool 2014, Erin Lyon Seidl.

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Sew a Narrow Hem by Machine

Sew a Narrow Hem by Machine

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Pamela Leggett's favorite technique for finishing tricky fabric edges.

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Project Runway All Stars Season 4, Episode 2: The Art of Construction

Project Runway All Stars Season 4, Episode 2: "The Art of Construction"

Masculine materials are transformed into feminine designs.

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