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Reader Tip: Use Big Graph Paper for Patternwork

Reader Tip: Use Big Graph Paper for Patternwork

If you're looking for the perfect material for copying patterns and making your own, look no further.

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Q&A: Sharpen Pinking Shears

Q&A: Sharpen Pinking Shears

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It can be hard to find someone who will sharpen your pinking shears. In this expert Q&A, Patricia Keay shares some thoughts about what to do in this situation.

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Video: Free-Motion Sewing with a Stitch Regulator

Video: Free-Motion Sewing with a Stitch Regulator

Watch to learn how a stitch regulator can help create even free-motion stitching.

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Video: Create a Slashed Opening With an Underlay

Video: Create a Slashed Opening With an Underlay

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Watch to learn how to take a simple placket to the next level.

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Video: An Alternative to Clipping Seam Allowances

Video: An Alternative to Clipping Seam Allowances

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For smooth edges along curves, skip clipping. Watch this video tutorial to see how this works.

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Video: Easy Seam Turning

Video: Easy Seam Turning

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This seam-turning technique is easy to follow and is perfect to use when creating pillows or items with a lining.

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Q&A: Shortening Pants for an Asymmetrical Figure

Q&A: Shortening Pants for an Asymmetrical Figure

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Fitting for an asymmetrical figure can be tough. Learn how to make pants that will fit any body shape.

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Q&A: Tween-Sized Patterns

Q&A: Tween-Sized Patterns

Find out what the best sources for tween patterns are.

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Video: A No-Bulk Elastic Join

Video: A No-Bulk Elastic Join

Learn a bulk-free method for joining two elastic ends.

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Reader Tip: Cornstarch Paste Makes Bold Marks

Reader Tip: Cornstarch Paste Makes Bold Marks

Give this method for marking fabric a try for a bold mark that is easily removed.

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Catching Up With Designer Terry Fox

Catching Up With Designer Terry Fox

The British designer finds her next calling in sewing education.

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Kenneth D. Kings Print Mixing Principles

Kenneth D. King's Print Mixing Principles

A proven formula for stylish combinations.

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Video: How to Clip Curves Accurately

Video: How to Clip Curves Accurately

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Watch to learn an alternative method for clipping seam allowance curves accurately.

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Video: How to Thread Woolly Nylon

Video: How to Thread Woolly Nylon

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Watch video to learn an easy way to thread your serger with this slightly fuzzy, stretchy thread.

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Threads Sewing Tips

Threads Sewing Tips

In this video series, we share clever reader-submitted tips to help improve your sewing.

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Video: Color-Code Pleat Marking Lines

Video: Color-Code Pleat Marking Lines

Threads Sewing Tips: Easy Pleat-Marking Technique When you're making a garment with many sets of parallel pleats, it can be difficult to differentiate between marked pleat lines and foldlines.

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Video: DIY Wide Seam Allowance Guide

Video: DIY Wide Seam Allowance Guide

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Find out how to make a seam guide using a roll of tape or sticky notepad. This clever tip is especially helpful when sewing items with wide seam allowances.

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Video: How to Drape Parallel Darts

Video: How to Drape Parallel Darts

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Watch to learn Sarah Veblen's technique for draping custom parallel darts.

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Four Clever Reader Tips

Four Clever Reader Tips

Four reader-submitted tips that will help you sew better than ever.

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Reader Tip: Stitch Sharp Corners

Reader Tip: Stitch Sharp Corners

A secret for sharp corners, sew skinny piping with an unexpected foot.

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