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Reader Tip: Press Ribbons with a Flat Iron

Reader Tip: Press Ribbons with a Flat Iron

You don't have to take out your ironing board to press ribbons with this handy tip.

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Reader Tip: Gather with Clear Elastic

Reader Tip: Gather with Clear Elastic

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Here's a clever technique that produces exceptionally even gathering.

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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: Tween-Sized Patterns

Q&A: Tween-Sized Patterns

Find out what the best sources for tween patterns are.

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Q&A: Proper Sequence for Pattern Adjustments

Q&A: Proper Sequence for Pattern Adjustments

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This expert advice will help you adjust patterns the proper way.

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How to Draft an Action-Back Pattern Piece

How to Draft an Action-Back Pattern Piece

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This vintage jacket has some interesting detail. The feature I like most is known as the "action back." Follow along to learn how to draft this detail.

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Reader Tip: Color-Code Patterns for Easy Access

Reader Tip: Color-Code Patterns for Easy Access

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With this easy little trick, finding the pattern you're looking for will no longer be a chore.

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Stay the Fly and Anchor the Pockets

Stay the Fly and Anchor the Pockets

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I needed to figure out how to make this pocket for one of my clients, so I'm bringing you along on the journey.

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Patterns 101

Patterns 101

Before your scissors and pins are put to work, you’ll need to review your sewing pattern and its instructions. Browse this collection of 13 articles, tips, and techniques to help you get started.

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How to Pretest Pattern Changes with Minipats

How to Pretest Pattern Changes with "Minipats"

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Audition pattern design changes in miniature to speed the process and save your pattern and fabric.

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Making a Side Seam Read True

Making a Side Seam Read True

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A reader had a question about how to make a side seam read true on a garment, so here's the answer!

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Creating a Back Neckline Dart for Better Fit

Creating a Back Neckline Dart for Better Fit

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Kenneth D. King was teaching the moulage in Tacoma recently, and had a woman who needed a neck dart in back. This is how he did it!

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