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  • Iron Options

    Current features deliver efficiency, performance, and ease of care.

  • Double-Fold Bias Binder

    You can re-create the beautiful binding found on ready-to-wear T-shirts and tops with the double-fold bias binder attachment for knits or wovens. This accessory is a useful addition to your…

  • Precise Interior Finish

    When I sew a tailored coat or jacket, I put a finishing touch on the inside that shows how well the garment is made. This is mostly for my own…

  • Pattern Review: Marfy 6107 Coat

    This updated classic coat has an exaggerated funnel-like, cut-on collar that may be worn closed with a button or open. It also features front and back princess seams, in-seam pockets,…

  • Pattern Review: BurdaStyle Sweetheart Neckline Dress

    A fitted, feminine design with a midcalf hemline, this dress has short raglan sleeves with three front and back raglan seam pleats, a scooped neckline with two curved inserts to…

  • Pattern Review: Simplicity 8655 Ensemble

    This ensemble gives curves a streamlined look. Included is a tie-front blouse with extralong tails and wide, three-quarter sleeves with dropped shoulder seams.

  • Pattern Review: Atacac Sharewear No. 17 Shirt

    This is a one-piece pattern for a top with an asymmetrical V-neckline and angled front seam, Y-shaped back seam, and sleeves that wrap from the back panel and are inset…

  • Sewing Saves: Fix a Too-Tight Waistband

    If the conventional straight waistband on your skirt is too tight, but the rest of the skirt still fits, replace the waistband with a waist facing. This method gains you…

  • Closures: "Finding My Own Way" by Joanne Fray

    In the early 1950s, when I was in junior high school, we were required to take sewing. My sewing teacher made it clear that there was only one right way…

  • Pattern Hack: Interlocking Loops

    Add an edge detail to lace garment sections together.

  • The Davidow Edge

    Learn a designer’s patented facing alternative.

  • The Material Influence

    New York exhibition explores the link between textile innovation and garment design.

  • making sure your clothes fit properly

    Quick Fitting Solutions

    With a few easy adjustments, patterns work better for real bodies.

    Departments

  • Fabric Lab: Stretch Mesh

    Fashion-forward, comfortable knits work well for today’s styles.

  • Best Notions for the Holiday Giving Season

    Laser Guidance A sewing machine’s seam guide is useful for straight seam allowances no more than about 1-1/2 inches wide. The Vivilux 3-in-1 Rechargeable Laser System offers greater flexibility and…

  • patch pocket

    Basics of Sewing Patch Pockets

    Learn to attach patch pockets that look better on your garments than those on ready-to-wear. Follow the step-by-step instructions for symmetrical, precisely placed, and precisely topstitched patch pockets.

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