Added Jul 26, 2010
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If you're a beginning sewist, you probably don't yet own a serger. That's a very special sewing machine that trims, stitches, and overcasts the raw edges of your seams. Notice the seams of clothing you've bought in a store. The raw edges are encased in a fancy, zig-zag-like stitch called an overlock stitch. Your conventional sewing machine probably can't replicate this same action, so you'll have to try the next best thing: finishing them with either a pinked and straight stitch finish, topstitched finish, or zig-zagged edge finish.
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Pattern of the Week
A body skimming shift goes mod with graphic stripes and square neckline!
Three videos, a web seminar, and five patterns help you master stretchy stitching.
Try out menswear inspired wardrobe staples, like unconventional jackets and high waisted pants.
Find full size patterns for these, and other gorgeous styles in the spring issue!
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