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Project Runway 9: Go Big or Go Home

Project Runway 9: "Go Big or Go Home"

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A bigger-than-life challenge brings designers together this week.

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And the Winner of A Guide to Fashion Sewing is...

And the Winner of A Guide to Fashion Sewing is...

Find out if you are the lucky winner in our giveaway.

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Shape a Sleeve with this Easy Fold-Over Placket

Shape a Sleeve with this Easy Fold-Over Placket

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You can use this trick when you’re making something from scratch or when you want to alter an existing garment.

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Project Runway 9: My Pet Project

Project Runway 9: My Pet Project

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The designers had to unconventional materials found in a pet store to create a creative look.

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BOOK GIVEAWAY: A Guide to Fashion Sewing

BOOK GIVEAWAY: A Guide to Fashion Sewing

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From collars to hems, most sewing techniques are covered in this comprehensive book.

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Turning Pillowcases Into Dresses

Turning Pillowcases Into Dresses

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Volunteers around the United States and internationally are sewing pillowcases into dresses for Dress A Girl Around the World, a campaign of the charitable organization Hope 4 Women International.

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BOOK GIVEAWAY: Underwear Fashion in Detail

BOOK GIVEAWAY: "Underwear Fashion in Detail"

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You could win this fabulous book by leaving simply a comment.

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A Pretty Blue Coat

A Pretty Blue Coat

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At first glance, it's a simple little coat. But a closer look shows a number of well-thought-out details.

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Style adaptations are a must when sewing for the disabled

Style adaptations are a must when sewing for the disabled

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If you sew for someone who is handicapped, design tips can make a huge difference

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And the Winner of Spacesuit--Fashioning Apollo is...

And the Winner of Spacesuit--Fashioning Apollo is...

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Find out if you are the lucky winner in our giveaway.

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From Botch Job to Beautiful in an Afternoon!

From Botch Job to Beautiful in an Afternoon!

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Because I loved the fabric so much, I had to figure out how to turn this nightmare into something dreamy.

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Finally! Project Runway is Ready to Roll

Finally! Project Runway is Ready to Roll

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Are you ready to watch? Lifetime announces Season 9 to premiere July 28

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BOOK GIVEAWAY: Spacesuit--Fashioning Apollo

BOOK GIVEAWAY: Spacesuit--Fashioning Apollo

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Did you know the Apollo spacesuits were hand-sewn and contained 21 layers? You could win this fascinating book!

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Installing the Front Band to the Fantasy Fur Jacket

Installing the Front Band to the Fantasy Fur Jacket

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Here's the next installment in the continuing series, installing the front band to the fantasy fur jacket.

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Your Favorite Jacket Can Become a Vest

Your Favorite Jacket Can Become a Vest

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Create your favorite Jacket pattern into your favorite vest. Or, you just don't have enough fabric to make a jacket, create a great casual vest.

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Sewing for Fashion--and Awards

Sewing for Fashion--and Awards

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The American Sewing Guild Conference is just a few short months away (Aug. 18-21, 2011) in Los Angeles, but there’s still time to enter the ASG’s annual Fashion Show. Submit your application by July 30!

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Magazine Giveaway: SewStylish Summer 2011

Magazine Giveaway: SewStylish Summer 2011

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You could win a copy of this magazine to inspire your summer sewing!

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Leather Lacing for Fantasy Fur Jacket

Leather Lacing for Fantasy Fur Jacket

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This is the process by which I determined the kind and placement of the lacing that holds the leather yoke to the fantasy fur.

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Pintuck a Ruffle

Pintuck a Ruffle

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A deep ruffle at the bottom of a skirt keeps the fullness away from the hips. Replace gathers with pintucks for a flounce that's less fussy.

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Creating Perfect Bias Fabric Loops

Creating Perfect Bias Fabric Loops

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It's all in the details (well, not all of it), but an otherwise nicely-made garment can be spoiled by less-than-perfect finishing touches. Here's a guide to creating perfect fabric loops.

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