There are several factors to consider when seeking your ideal sewing machine match. Find a checklist for buying sewing machines, here.
Guipure lace is an openwork fabric that offers depth, pattern, and sheen to any design. It’s used in garments from special-occasion gowns to pencil skirts, and is usually supported with…
Art is made to be enjoyed, sometimes by many in public, sometimes in private for personal pleasure. Corsetier extraordinaire Alexander Chesebro hopes his creations bring the beauty of exquisitely detailed…
Silk. No other fiber has the same allure and mystique as this ancient wonder. It comes in a wide range of weaves, weights, and textures—there’s a silk fabric for just…
Every fix has unintended consequences that affect another part of the pants. Learn a sensible approach for pants fitting, here.
This redesign challenge spotlights fabric edges and reusing materials from used clothing. Check out the winners, here.
When it comes time to compile the readers’ letters and write each issue’s note to you, I’m reminded of how smart our audience is.
A little practice is all it takes to become proficient at zipper repair. Learn the tips, tricks, and tools for fixing zippers, here.
One reader tells the story of her self-taught seamstress mother, and how her resourcefulness and ingenuity was a sewing inspiration.
Marfy 9071 includes two garments: a top and pants. We are only showing the pants, which feature unusual zipper details. The slim-fitting, ankle-length pants have a narrow waistband, fly front,…
Put striped fabrics to creative use in this 1950s-inspired swing dress. It features a banded V-neckline, one-button closure, cap sleeves with an underarm gusset, fitted bodice with bust and waist…
Advanced machine testing is worth your time when you're in the market for an upscale sewing machine. Learn which features are typically available and worth a closer look.
Sewing pro Kenneth D. King explains how to stabilize the edges of a lace garment with a narrow, low-bulk organza strip. This method works with any binding.
Print out a free, two-page sewing machine shopping checklist to help you identify and purchase your next sewing machine.
For drape, flow, and a hint of sheerness, georgette is a stylish and classic choice. It is a crepe fabric, woven with tightly twisted warp and weft yarns that create…
This updated A-line skirt has style ease through the hips and thighs, plus a good amount of flare.
This is a versatile design you can wear as a tunic-length top or above-the-knee dress.
This pattern has two garments, but we are only showing the pants. Read our full review of the pants in the Marfy 9071 pattern.
Put striped fabrics to creative use in this 1950s swing dress.
If you’ve embraced the athleisure look, try making a hoodie with above-average style.
As an alternative to a basic T-shirt, try this faux-wrap knit top with a deep V-neck.
You can create a similar shawl to go with existing strapless or halter dresses, or plan one as part of a coordinating ensemble.
Side-seam zippers just make sense. They are handy, easy to access, and from a design standpoint, fairly unobtrusive. The garment’s back is left undisturbed, a better option than interrupting a…
I would very much appreciate information on fabric industry weights. Some online retailers list them, others don’t. Read on to learn more about fabric weights.
Why do some patterns say “Unsuitable for obvious diagonals”? Read on to get the answer from an expert on this question.
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