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Enter to Win an Oliso Pro Smart Iron!

Enter to Win an Oliso Pro Smart Iron!

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YOU could win! Submit your best ironing tip to win an Oliso Pro Smart Iron with iTouch Technology.

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The Winner of the Dritz Pressing Mitt is...

The Winner of the Dritz Pressing Mitt is...

Congratulations to WillaMcNeill for winning the Dritz Pressing Mitt notions giveaway!

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The Winner of the Book Sewing in a Straight Line by Brett Bara is...

The Winner of the Book "Sewing in a Straight Line" by Brett Bara is...

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Find out if you are the lucky winner of "Sewing in a Straight Line" by Brett Bara!

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Corsets from the Hardware Store!

Corsets from the Hardware Store!

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Some of my students told me of using zip ties as a substitute for whalebone in corsets, and--it works!

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Create Fashionable Quilted Garments

Create Fashionable Quilted Garments

Create soft, supple, lightweight, and shapely garments in which the quilting lines serve as embellishment and detail.

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Design on the Half Scale

Design on the Half Scale

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The Center for Pattern Design explains the advantages of working small

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Lapped Zippers Rule!

Lapped Zippers Rule!

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Lapped zippers are easier to insert and look better than centered zippers in almost every situation.

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A Hand-Picked Zipper is Worth the Effort

A Hand-Picked Zipper is Worth the Effort

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Show off your stitches with this easy-to-learn technique.

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Draft a Two-Piece Collar with a Stand

Draft a Two-Piece Collar with a Stand

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Use these step-by-step instructions to design a two-piece collar with a stand.

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How to Shop for Elastic

How to Shop for Elastic

Sewing educator and author Connie Long explains how to get the right type and the right amount of elastic for a flexible waistline.

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Making Sense of Stabilizers

Making Sense of Stabilizers

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Fabric stabilizers are rewriting the book on decorative sewing techniques, and new ones appear daily. Here's how to sort through the maze.

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The Merits of a Basic Fitting Pattern

The Merits of a Basic Fitting Pattern

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Learn how to use a sloper to simplify altering commercial patterns.

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Bra-Making Sources by Mail

Bra-Making Sources by Mail

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If you want to make a custom bra, you'll need patterns as well as elastic, hook closures, rings, slides, and more. Here are some companies that sell what you need.

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