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Teach Yourself to Sew, Season 4, goes beyond the basics to get you started in couture and on your way to refining your sewing skills and sensibilities. Follow along as former Threads Executive Editor Judith Neukam walks you through lessons on sewing beautiful seams and soft edges, explains when to use lining, underlining, or interlining, shows you how to set a sleeve by hand, and even how to precisely match stripes, plaids and prints. These lessons…

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  1. meorens | | #1

    Basting saves time, because it holds the fabric together better, and you do not have to re-sew as often. Diagonal basting (the top row on the sample) is my favorite, because it holds an area, rather than just a straight line.

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