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Apply Elastics to Your Garments

Apply Elastics to Your Garments

Bind an edge and create a stay tape with these stretchy bands.

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Under the Gunn, Episode 13: Finale

Under the Gunn, Episode 13: "Finale"

Find out who won the first season!

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How to Trim a Neckline Like Yves Saint Laurent

How to Trim a Neckline Like Yves Saint Laurent

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In this excerpt from "Homage to Yves Saint Laurent," Designer Techniques Vol. 1, Claire Shaeffer shows you how to trim a neckline using a technique from the world-renowned designer.

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Under the Gunn, Episode 12: Superhero Fashion

Under the Gunn, Episode 12: "Superhero Fashion"

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See which designers made it to the finale.

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SewStylish Featured Giveaway!

SewStylish Featured Giveaway!

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You could win two awesome books that were both featured in the latest SewStylish magazine!

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Under the Gunn, Episode 11: The Benefit of Fashion

Under the Gunn, Episode 11: "The Benefit of Fashion"

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The remaining five designers sew outfits for real women.

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How to Support a Dramatic Sleeve Cap

How to Support a Dramatic Sleeve Cap

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When it comes to adding support to sleeve caps, you have a variety of options: standard, shaped, extended shoulder pads, and all manner of sleeve heads. In this case, we needed something different; we needed a little internal support.

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Under the Gunn, Episode 10: Crossing Teams

Under the Gunn, Episode 10: "Crossing Teams"

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See how Asha and Natalia fared in their first team challenge.

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Book Giveaway: The Complete Photo Guide to Clothing Construction

Book Giveaway: "The Complete Photo Guide to Clothing Construction"

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Read all about Christine Haynes' new book and comment for your chance to win a free copy!

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Under the Gunn, Episode 9: Trouble in the Lounge

Under the Gunn, Episode 9: "Trouble in the Lounge"

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Anya and Mondo confront the judges about their decision.

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Under the Gunn, Episode 8: Its an Unconventional Beach Party

Under the Gunn, Episode 8: "It's an Unconventional Beach Party"

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A frustrated designer ends up as the season's first double-winner.

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Under the Gunn, Episode 7: Steampunk Chic

Under the Gunn, Episode 7: "Steampunk Chic"

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Anya questions whether or not Nicholas created the designs in his portfolio.

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Clean-Finish a Curved Shirttail Hem

Clean-Finish a Curved Shirttail Hem

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Many shirttails have very tight curves at the side seams and can be difficult to produce a smooth line along the outside edge. In this technique, the front and back hem curves are completed before the side seams are sewn.

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Under the Gunn, Episode 6: Pompeii Team Challenge

Under the Gunn, Episode 6: "Pompeii Team Challenge"

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See how Nick's team fared in their first team challenge.

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Under the Gunn, Episode 5: Hit the Stage

Under the Gunn, Episode 5: "Hit the Stage"

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A frustrated designer sends an unfinished garment down the runway.

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Under the Gunn, Episode 4: Unconventional Vampire

Under the Gunn, Episode 4: "Unconventional Vampire"

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A mentor's decision results in a surprising elimination.

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Combine Topstitching and Binding for an Elegant Seam Finish

Combine Topstitching and Binding for an Elegant Seam Finish

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Sometimes seams need to be bound. Other times they need to be topstitched. Here, I'll show you how the two elements have been combined to produce an elegant seam finish.

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Under the Gunn, Episode 3: Red Carpet Showdown

Under the Gunn, Episode 3: "Red Carpet Showdown"

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See who wowed the judges in this week's red carpet challenge.

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Under the Gunn, Episode 2: The Mentor Face Off

Under the Gunn, Episode 2: "The Mentor Face Off"

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The teams are chosen as the last seven designers show their work.

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Quick Tips for Improving Your Stitches

Quick Tips for Improving Your Stitches

Those who sew are always on the lookout for ways to improve their garment sewing. Here are 3 incredibly helpful tips to improve your stitches.

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