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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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Add High-End Elements to Your Garments

Add High-End Elements to Your Garments

Enrich your wardrobe with a designer-inspired slot seam or cargo pocket.

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How to Use Border Prints

How to Use Border Prints

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Find out how you can take printed fabrics into new territory.

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How to Find Your Waist and Other Measurements

How to Find Your Waist and Other Measurements

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This—and other mysteries of fit—resolved.

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Create a Garment Using Tyvek

Create a Garment Using Tyvek

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Play with this unexpected material for stylish results.

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How to Create 3d-Bubble Trim

How to Create 3d-Bubble Trim

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Add dimension to your next garment with this vintage technique.

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Construct a Flawless Collar Band

Construct a Flawless Collar Band

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Louise Cutting shares her technique for sewing a professional-looking collar band without any hand sewing.

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How to Sculpt With Pleats

How to Sculpt With Pleats

Fold fabric like Madame Grès and create works of art.

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How to Use Ombre Fabric

How to Use Ombre Fabric

Dramatic or subtle, ombré fabrics create distinctive garments.

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Sew a Hidden Lapel

Sew a Hidden Lapel

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New seams and folds create the illusion of a lapel on this intriguing jacket front.

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Create Abstract and Engaging Forms

Create Abstract and Engaging Forms

Insert graphic shapes to give a garment wow power.

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How to Sew Sheer Fabrics

How to Sew Sheer Fabrics

The essential tools and techniques you need for sewing see-through fabrics.

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Make a Collage Minibag

Make a Collage Minibag

This pouch packs style - and your phone.

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Sew a Lapped Zipper by Machine

Sew a Lapped Zipper by Machine

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In the garment industry, zippers and linings are finished fast and entirely by machine. Get to know this quick method, and apply it at home.

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How to Alter Home-Sewn Garments

How to Alter Home-Sewn Garments

The garments you make are worth refitting!

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Learn to Free-Form Drape Like a Pro

Learn to Free-Form Drape Like a Pro

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Explore a designer’s innovative method to break through creative barriers.

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An Inside Look at Wig Design

An Inside Look at Wig Design

A master wig designer coifs characters a stitch at a time.

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How to Construct a Kimono

How to Construct a Kimono

Its simplicity reveals fascinating techniques.

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How to Sew a Classic Sheath Dress

How to Sew a Classic Sheath Dress

Create a custom version of this stylish silhouette.

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How to Add a Princess Seam

How to Add a Princess Seam

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For a great fit and endless design options, give a pattern the royal treatment.

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