Learn how to use a sloper to simplify altering commercial patterns.
To grade a pattern to fit different sizes, refer to the illustrations, instructions, and two charts that follow.
If you want to use a pattern that is too small, or too big, you need to know the way garments differ in proportion from one size to another.
Tiny, even stitches are your reward for practice and understanding all that influences a hand-quilting stitch.
A guide to all those tricky home decorating fabrics. Print it out and take it to the store!
You don't have to follow pattern instructions, or even pattern pieces, exactly as presented. Sometimes you can get better results by ignoring them.
Follow along with longtime sewer and author Sarah Veblen to see how to make a test garment out of unbleached cotton muslin.
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