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Create a New Look With Simply Beautiful Seams

I love to use a variety of seams. Not only for adapting to a particular construction challenge, but especially for decorative purposes. When you have a pattern style that is...

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Create a New Look With Simply Beautiful Seams

I love to use a variety of seams. Not only for adapting to a particular construction challenge, but especially for decorative purposes. When you have a pattern style that is...

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Project Preparation Tips for Streamlining Your Sewing

Project Preparation Tips for Streamlining Your ...

Photo: The back pieces of a vest lining pinned together for quicker assembly. I do not sew quickly. Sometimes it's one of my greatest frustrations. Part of the problem is...

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Project Preparation Tips for Streamlining Your ...

Photo: The back pieces of a vest lining pinned together for quicker assembly. I do not sew quickly. Sometimes it's one of my greatest frustrations. Part of the problem is...

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How To: Simply Perfect Gathering Using Clear Elastic

How To: Simply Perfect Gathering Using Clear El...

I love the look of a lightweight fabric gathered into a shirt yoke, but I really, really dislike stitching gathering threads! Whenever I gather fabric using gathering stitches, it always...

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How To: Simply Perfect Gathering Using Clear El...

I love the look of a lightweight fabric gathered into a shirt yoke, but I really, really dislike stitching gathering threads! Whenever I gather fabric using gathering stitches, it always...

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Hem Templates Make Hemming Quick and Easy

Hem Templates Make Hemming Quick and Easy

Anyone who has used a pattern by The Sewing Workshop (Linda Lee) is likely familiar with the concept of tag board hem templates. Louise Cutting also uses them in the...

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Hem Templates Make Hemming Quick and Easy

Anyone who has used a pattern by The Sewing Workshop (Linda Lee) is likely familiar with the concept of tag board hem templates. Louise Cutting also uses them in the...

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Designer Embroidered Jeans in 4D Part 6: Stitching Out

Designer Embroidered Jeans in 4D Part 6: Stitch...

At last! We've reached the final stage - stitching out the design. For me, this is the most nerve wracking part of the process. After all the work put into...

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Designer Embroidered Jeans in 4D Part 6: Stitch...

At last! We've reached the final stage - stitching out the design. For me, this is the most nerve wracking part of the process. After all the work put into...

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Designer Embroidered Jeans in 4D Part 5: Splitting Design

Designer Embroidered Jeans in 4D Part 5: Splitt...

Time for the final step before stitch-out - splitting the design! Remember that you can click on any image to see a bigger picture if needed. First, I will open...

Machine Embroidery
Designer Embroidered Jeans in 4D Part 5: Splitt...

Time for the final step before stitch-out - splitting the design! Remember that you can click on any image to see a bigger picture if needed. First, I will open...

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