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How To: Create Custom Templates for Embroidery Placement

How To: Create Custom Templates for Embroidery ...

Using a stitched outline template is my favorite positioning tool. To be fair, all of the various tools and techniques I've tried for placing embroidery, whether placement stickers, printed paper...

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How To: Create Custom Templates for Embroidery ...

Using a stitched outline template is my favorite positioning tool. To be fair, all of the various tools and techniques I've tried for placing embroidery, whether placement stickers, printed paper...

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Sewn Eyelets – A New Twist on an Old Technique

Sewn Eyelets – A New Twist on an Old Technique

Eyelets stitched using an eyelet plate allow the side seams of this fitted vest to be tied together with jaunty silk ribbon bows, creating a playful vintage look. Eyelets, whether...

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Sewn Eyelets – A New Twist on an Old Technique

Eyelets stitched using an eyelet plate allow the side seams of this fitted vest to be tied together with jaunty silk ribbon bows, creating a playful vintage look. Eyelets, whether...

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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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Dyeing to Match – A Designer’s Challenge

Dyeing to Match – A Designer’s Challenge

One of the more unusual and challenging aspects in my work as a designer is doing color work. You might think that the challenges consist mostly of deciding on a...

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Dyeing to Match – A Designer’s Challenge

One of the more unusual and challenging aspects in my work as a designer is doing color work. You might think that the challenges consist mostly of deciding on a...

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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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