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Quick Tip: Stitch in the Ditch

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Stitching in the ditch is the method of stitching very close to a seam so it is nearly invisible. Try using a piping foot on your sewing machine to get really close and achieve a perfect stitch in the ditch.

Quick Tip: Cutting Out Striped Fabric

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Striped fabric is always in style and to sew striped garments you need to pay extra special attention to the stripes and the pattern when cutting out.

Quick Tip: Sewing an Exposed Zipper

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Zippers don’t always have to be functional, they can also be decorative and add a bit of edge and style to your garments. Read on to see how to install a zipper with exposing the teeth.

Quick Tip: How to Fix a Snagged Stitch

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Everybody hates a snagged stitch espeically on a garment that you already finished sewing! I always catch my garments on the corners of my drafting table, but luckily there is a quick fix to hide a snagged stitch and make it so your fabric won’t unravel.

Quick Guide: Sewing Machine Feet

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There are so many different sewing machine feet that you can attach to your machine to achieve so many effects. For example, the different feet that are supplied with your machine are often only the basics – there are many more that you can get and here we present several useful feet with which makes sewing even more fun!

Quick Tip: How to Mitre a Corner

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Mitred corners are the diagonal seams at the corners of a hem, example being on a blouse with side slits. Read on to follow our instructions to sew mitred corners…

Quick Tip: Adjusting the Length on a Sewing Pattern

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Although we calculate our patterns for several sizes, you may fall in love with a style only to find the pattern does not include your size. No problem – follow the examples below if you need to lengthen a half/petite size pattern to a standard size, or a standard size to a tall size. You can also use this method to shorten a tall pattern to a standard size or a standard size to a half/petite size. But remember: your bust/hip measurement must correspond to the given size to ensure a perfect fit.

Quick Tip: Sewing on a Button

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If you are either sewing on a button that fell off or your sewing a button onto a freshly made garment, try sewing it this way to prevent it from falling off (again)…

Quick Tip: Rolled Hem by Hand

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Achieve the perfect rolled hem with the help of a hand sewing needle and thread! Read more to see how…

How to Mark, Lay, and Sew Various Types of Pleats

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Technique Spotlight

Question
… “How do I prevent irregular pleats?”

Answer
“Mark the exact placement on fabric, and baste the pleats in place before you sew”… Read on to see the pleat process.

Alter Your Sewing Patterns with Design Rulers!

  Read on to see even more adjustments you can do to your sewing patterns with these rulers…

Sewing Hack: The Ruffler


Ruffles, ruffles, and more ruffles. The ruffler makes sewing ruffles quick and easy. Ruffles add a fun, breezy look to any garment! Try out this sewing hack with these patterns!

Sewing an Elastic Waist

  Read on to see more patterns compatible with this technique as well as how to draft your own elastic waist skirt.

3 Ways to Finish the Edges of Stretch Fabrics

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Watch below to see 3 ways you can finish the edge of a stretch fabric. These techniques work especially well on spandex fabrics!

Jean Alterations

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A friend came to me last week after she purchased a pair of vintage ripped denim jean cut offs and wondered if I could bring in the waistline and fix a little hole on the corner of the back pocket. Of course I said yes, and I took pictures along the way for this tutorial! Check out how I altered the waistline of her jeans I (the quick way) and patched the hole with what I could find already in my studio.

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