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  • Fabric Lab: Timeless Hemp

    This ancient fiber is tough and adaptable.

  • Pattern Review: Hot Patterns Fast & Fabulous La Strada T-Shirt 1167

    The La Strada T-shirt blouse has a slouchy, relaxed silhouette, V-neckline, dropped shoulders, a curved yoke seamed at center back, and a high-low shirttail hem.

  • Notions Review from Issue 183

    The little machine that could When I hear that a sewing machine is heavy-duty at a $200 price point, I take an “I’ll believe it when I sew with it”…

  • Sew for Autumn

    Sew for Autumn

    This season’s trends offer relaxed feminine suits, romantic floral skirts, full-legged trousers, chunky oversized sweaters, and elegant evening gowns often in silver metallics. Designers played with matching or coordinated ensembles…

  • McCall's 7547 jeans

    Pattern Review: McCall's 7547

    These close-fitting jeans and overalls are a great wardrobe update. The pattern can be made as shorts or full length with a choice of tapered or bell bottom shapes.

  • Measuring tools

    Sewing Tools for Measuring Accuracy

    Sewing requires measuring. The more accurate your measurements, the better your results, whether you’re making garments, curtains, or bags.

    How Did They Sew That

  • lining sheer garments

    Learn How to Create a Sheer Illusion

    When you can wear a dress that is perfectly proper but you still make heads turn, it’s a good night out. This vintage gown features black sequined embellishments encrusted on…

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