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Looking for an old article

[email protected] | Posted in General Discussion on

Hello everyone

I am looking for an article from issue #82. I think the title is “How to use a french curve” by Peggy Sagers.

That issue is no longer available for reorder.

I would really appreciate it if someone could send me a copy, either by email or us mail.

Thank you



  1. starzoe | | #1

    Did your french curve come with instructions? Mine (2) both came on cardboard with all the information in pictures. In fact, just used one this morning to narrow the shoulder and raise the sleeve cap. I think they are underused, they are such a good implement to have in your sewing room.

    1. [email protected] | | #2

      Thanks for responding. The french curve ruler was given to me, with no instructions. I have seen others use it, but I don't know where to begin.

      1. starzoe | | #3

        Go to this website for directions;
        Also, if you type into Google sewing use of french curve, lots of info comes up.

        1. [email protected] | | #4

          Thank you, this will get me started.Thanks againBetsy

        2. MaryinColorado | | #5

          Thanks for the reminder of that great website for instructions/tips/hints!  I had forgotten about it.  I had fun browsing it this a.m.  Mary

  2. solosmocker | | #6

    Hi, Betsy! I have that copy and would be glad to mail it to you. PM me if we're in business.


  3. jjgg | | #7

    What are your questions about using a french curve? All it is really is a curved ruler. I prefer the ones that don't have any markings on them, because the markings just makes them more confusing. A french curve ruler (and they come in MANY different shapes) is just a series of varying curved edges. If you are re-shaping a curved edge such as a neck edge, just find the curve on the ruler that matches what you want and trace it. often you have to move the ruler around to get the whole curve that you want. I find it helpful to sketch by hand very lightly what you want and then match it to the ruler to draw a nice sharp curved line. Often you have to flip the ruler over one way or the other to get the correct curved edge where you want it.
    Please let me know if you have any specific questions

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