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    Do You Really Have to Staystitch?

    Three reasons why you don’t want to skip this step when sewing clothing.

    June 13, 2022
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    Do You Really Have to Pre-wash Fabric?

    Find out what happens when you don’t pre-wash your fabric before you sew a shirt.

    May 30, 2022
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    The 10 Best Presser Feet for Sewing Clothing

    Do you really need special presser feet, and which ones should you buy?

    May 23, 2022
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    What’s the Best Paper for Tracing Patterns?

    Our favorite paper for tracing and making flat pattern adjustments.

    May 2, 2022
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    Do You Really Need This Sewing Tool? Here’s How to Decide.

    If you’re ready to upgrade your sewing toolbox—or play with some specialty notions—use this framework to justify the expense.

    February 28, 2022
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    The Best Way To Sew a Button

    The easiest way to sew buttons by hand and machine.

    January 31, 2022
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    Seamwork Sewing Lab: The Best Way to Mark Fabric

    We experimented with different fabric marking tools, so you don’t have to.

    December 31, 2021
  • Sewing Lab
    Guide to Buying the Perfect Thread Snips

    You’re going to use this tool all the time, so pick out something you like.

    February 28, 2021
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    Dress Forms and Mannequins

    Do you really need a dress form in your sewing room? By Meg Stively.

    February 29, 2020

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    Anatomy of a Small Sewing Space

    Your tips and tricks for sewing in small spaces, by Robin Ives. 

    August 31, 2019

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