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Video: Making and Using a Muslin

Video Length: 7:15
Produced by: Gary Junken

with Sarah Veblen

It's called a "muslin" because a muslin material is commonly used to create this first sample of your pattern for tailoring, but Sarah Veblen recommends using a fabric that is similar to your fashion fabric to get the same drape and cling while your making adjustments to the original design. In this video, Sarah, a Maryland sewing instructor, fashion designer and author, demonstrates marking techniques and explains how to use a muslin to get an exact fit from any pattern.


Comments (6)

user-1145709 user-1145709 writes: Just finished an online class at with Sarah and signed up for another. She is an excellent teacher.
Posted: 9:31 pm on June 19th

djspring djspring writes: This is a great video. I am in the process of altering a vintage pattern and this video helped to confirm my work.
The presenter explains her methods in a very clear and easy manner and provides a few tips that I can use. Thanks for putting it together!
Posted: 9:43 am on February 21st

Scheri Scheri writes: This is a great video.
I am so excited that I am taking a class online from you with on linings

See you online in March!
Posted: 11:46 pm on February 12th

RosaAnn RosaAnn writes: One of the easiest set of instructions I have seen in quite a while. I understand why you do what needs to be done. That is important to me. Thank you for taking the time to do it so well.
Rosa ann

Posted: 7:54 pm on May 14th

ZenZan ZenZan writes: thanks. very informative!

Posted: 7:27 pm on February 10th

kreativelady kreativelady writes: I have a new lady in my class that wanted me to teach her the art of designing a suit jacket. I planned on using muslin for the draft pattern before I use the material she has chosen for the jacket? I plan on taking apart an old suit jacket and practice. Any advice on this technique would be welcome. Thank you keativelady.

Posted: 6:53 pm on December 21st

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