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Pattern-Grading Basics

Pattern-Grading Basics

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How to scale a pattern from the size you have to the size you need.

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The Sleeve-Cap Seam and the Armscye

The Sleeve-Cap Seam and the Armscye

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Understand their relationship for a precise fit.

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How to Pin-Tuck

How to Pin-Tuck

Depart from the straight and narrow: “pin-tuck” curves, angles, and motifs on all types of fabric.

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Master the Hand Stitch

Master the Hand Stitch

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When sewn properly, they are as strong as machine-sewn stitches, and you can do them almost as quickly.

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How to Sew an Ironing Board Caddy

How to Sew an Ironing Board Caddy

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Make an ironing-board cover with a matching sewing-tool caddy.

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Learn the Four Fastest Flat-Fell Seams

Learn the Four Fastest Flat-Fell Seams

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These fast versions will surely speed up your sewing.

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Create Ripple-Free Piping

Create Ripple-Free Piping

Sewers of all levels can definitely tackle this wonderful design detail.

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Sewing Without Pins

Sewing Without Pins

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There are many advantages to sewing without pins in the way.

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Universal Principles for Patternmaking

Universal Principles for Patternmaking

Learn the formulas you need to master the art of patternmaking.

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Working with Twin-Needles

Working with Twin-Needles

Twin needles can be used to finish sporty or tailored garments or to create wild and wacky effects on almost any fabric.

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How to Sew with Sequin-Covered Fabric

How to Sew with Sequin-Covered Fabric

Learn techniques for keeping you sane when working with sequin-covered fabric.

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How to Make a Perfect Notched Lapel

How to Make a Perfect Notched Lapel

Notched lapels are one of the hallmarks of good tailoring, and there's no reason to consider them impossible.

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Learn the Secret Strength of Organza

Learn the Secret Strength of Organza

Add invisible, weightless support and strength with silk organza.

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The Golden Rule of Proportions

The Golden Rule of Proportions

Use the golden ratio to create garments that look great on the hanger and flatter your particular figure.

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