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    10 Tips for Matching Plaids and Stripes

    Learn how to cut out your pattern pieces to match stripes, plaids, and large prints.

    May 16, 2022
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    Free Class: How to Raise, Lower, or Change the Neckline on a Pattern

    Don’t like the neckline on your sewing pattern? Here’s how to change it.

    February 28, 2022
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    Is it Better to Darn Clothes by Hand or Machine?

    Threadbare clothes have history, so should you mend them by hand or machine? By Meg Stively.

    January 31, 2022
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    How to Fix a Broken Zipper

    Don’t get rid of a pair of pants just because the zipper isn’t working—repair or replace it instead. By Anne Louise Bannon.

    January 31, 2022
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    How to Rotate Darts

    In this video, learn how to move darts on a bodice.

    January 1, 2022
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    How to Adjust Armhole Depth on a Sewing Pattern

    In this video, learn an armhole depth adjustment.

    November 30, 2021
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    How to Sew a Bra

    From fabric and notions to construction tips, an overview of how to sew a bra.

    November 30, 2021
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    The Ultimate Guide to Buying a Sewing Machine

    Everything you need to consider when buying a sewing machine.

    October 31, 2021
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    How to Adjust Shoulder Slope on a Sewing Pattern

    In this video, learn a shoulder slope adjustment.

    October 29, 2021

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    How to Sew a Single Welt Pocket

    Learn how to sew this classic detail.

    July 29, 2021
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    How to Sew a Zipper Fly

    Sewing a zipper fly is easy if you follow these steps.

    July 29, 2021
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    How to Make Bias Tape

    Learn a method for creating custom single and double fold bias tape.

    June 30, 2021
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    5 Ways to Replace Disposables in Your Kitchen

    Make the switch with these easy projects to help reduce single-use items in your kitchen. By Ellie Rivkin.

    May 31, 2021
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    How to Copy Your Favorite T-shirt (Without Cutting it Apart)

    Learn how to make a pattern by tracing your favorite ready-to-wear tee. By Meg Stively.

    May 31, 2021
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    Swimwear Basics

    Everything you need to know about sewing your own swimsuit.

    May 28, 2021
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    3 Ways to Replace Disposables in Your Bathroom

    Make the switch with these easy projects to help reduce single-use items in your bathroom, by Ellie Rivkin.

    April 30, 2021
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    How to Finish Underwear with Knit Bands Instead of Elastic

    If you’re going to sew your own underwear, why not make them really comfortable to wear? By Taylor Pruitt.

    April 30, 2021
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    Why You Should Sew a Personal Heirloom

    Follow along as I hack the Seamwork York pattern into the romantic, timeless blouse of my dreams. By Brittany Archibald.

    April 30, 2021
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    Tools & Tips for Threading Elastic Casings

    How to thread elastic through a casing.

    April 28, 2021
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    How to Sew Knits Without a Serger

    Sewing knits on a regular sewing machine is simple! Just follow these easy steps.

    March 30, 2021
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    A Guide to Coverstitch Machines

    What they do, how to use one, and troubleshooting tips.

    March 30, 2021
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    How to Sew With Silk

    Learn our favorite tips and tricks for working with silk.

    December 10, 2020
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    How to Lengthen and Shorten a Sewing Pattern

    Learn an essential fitting technique.

    December 10, 2020
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    All About Elastic

    Learn how to pick the right kind of elastic for your sewing project.

    December 10, 2020
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    Understanding Ease

    Learn everything you need to know about ease in a sewing pattern.

    December 10, 2020
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    How to Slash and Spread a Pattern

    Get the most out of your patterns with this fun hack.

    November 20, 2020
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    How to Sew an Inserted Pocket

    Sewing an inserted pocket is easy when you follow these steps.

    November 20, 2020
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    How to Sew a Lining Using the Burrito Method

    The burrito method is easy when you follow these steps.

    November 20, 2020
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    Your Guide to Pleats

    Learn everything you need to know about pleats.

    November 20, 2020
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    How Measurements Make Your Sewing Better

    Learn how to accurately take your measurements to achieve a perfect fit.

    November 9, 2020

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