Sewing Techniques: Serging Tips

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Sergers are essential when sewing professional looking garments. I almost use my serger more than my regular sewing machine! Getting a serger I feel is a big step in a sewers craft, it made me feel like more of a sewer when I first got mine instead of just someone who hems pants and patches holes. Check out these notes on using a serger!

Sewing Lesson: Cropped Jacket 108 022/011

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Here is an easy to follow sewing lesson for our Cropped Jacket sewing pattern that debuted in the February 2011 issue of Burda Style magazine in our recently updated Havana Nights pattern collection. Check out all the great diagrams to help you sew this Jacket!

FabricStyle: The Making of a Striped Dress

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Fabric can really elevate a sewing project, and really take it to the next level of style! Get creative with your fabric choices and positioning on your sewing pattern, because you have the power when you sew your own garments. Check my latest sewing project and how I designed with striped fabric.

Sew your own Lingerie

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Valentine’s Day is just around the corner so now is the perfect time to start sewing your own lingerie! Don’t be intimidated, sewing lingerie and undergarments is sew easy and a perfect way to use up those scrap bits of fabric. Check out this step-by-step tutorial where I show you how to cut and sew this free member underwear pattern. The pattern offers multiple sizes and fits great! Want to dominate more lingerie? Be sure to get our limited time Lingerie Kit.

Sewing Lesson: Lace Skirt 105 12/2012

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Here is an easy to follow sewing lesson for our Double Layer Skirt sewing pattern that debuted in the December 2012 issue of Burda Style magazine in our fancy Night at the Opera pattern collection. Check out all the great diagrams to help you sew this dress!

Interfacing 101: The most important Vilene/Pellon interfacings at a glance

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Check out this helpful guide on all things interfacing!

Sewing Lesson: Biker Vest 132 08/2011

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Here is an easy to follow sewing lesson for our Herringbone Biker Vest sewing pattern that debuted in the August 2011 issue of Burda Style magazine in our Grey Gardens pattern collection. Check out all the great diagrams to help you sew this dress!

Sewing Lesson: Silver Shirtdress 124 11/2013

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Here is an easy to follow sewing lesson for our Silver Shirtdress sewing pattern that debuted in the November issue of Burda Style magazine. Check out all the great diagrams to help you sew this dress!

Sewing Technique: Sewing on the Perfect Button

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Sometimes as experienced sewers we forget the small details, like sewing on a button! I know when I finish my blouse I just want to try it on and wear it right away, but I still need to sew on all those buttons. So here is a tutorial to make the process easier and ensure that each button is sewn on securely and in a consistent manner.

Sewing Technique: Working with Sweater Knits

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Don’t know how to knit, but still want to make yourself a sweater? These days fabric stores carry a wonderful selection of sweater knits, so you can create your own cut-and-sew knit garment. Check out my knit project, and some sewing techniques I used.

Sewing Technique: Widening the Waist

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Check out this great tutorial on how to widen the waistline of your garment! This insert technique will work on pants, skirt, and even form fitting tops. When you are finished no one will ever know, because it looks so much like a design detail.

Sequin Savvy

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There is no question that I love sequins! I love how shiny they are, and how catch they catch the light when you walk into a room. Wearing sequins is fabulous…but sewing them is a whole different story. I’ll show you some techniques I use when sewing with sequins as well as share our top selling sequin patterns and inspiring member projects sewn with sequins.

Sewing Technique: Combined Neckline Armhole Facing

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You’ll mostly find facings on a garment’s neckline, armhole, or waistline. A facing creates a nice finish on the edge of your fabric where you don’t want topstiching to show. I recently made a crop top that faces the neckline and armhole of the top, and I’m going to show you my step-by-step process!

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