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Basic Hand Sewing
Basic Hand Sewing
It’s time to step away from the machine. If you are a die-hard machinist this might be a trying time but don’t fear! Hand sewing is a skill that can be re-learnt…...
Choosing the Right Thread
Choosing the Right Thread
There's a lot to consider when choosing the right thread, but making a good choice can really improve your sewing experience....
How Much Do You Know About Sewing?
How Much Do You Know About Sewing?
Test yourself with this entertaining quiz and find out how much you've learned about how to sew....
How to Mend a Handbag
How to Mend a Handbag
All you need to know to repair common problems with handbags and bring your favourite bags back into service. Learn how to fix a broken strap and how to repair…...
How to Reclaim and Use Fabric from Old Clothes
How to Reclaim and Use Fabric from Old Clothes
A look at the many different ways you can recover fabric from old clothes and put it to use making exciting new things....
How to Repair Holes in Clothing
How to Repair Holes in Clothing
A guide to some of the techniques you can use for repairing and re-enforcing damaged fabric....
How to Sew a Dart
How to Sew a Dart
If you have ever tried to make clothes fit, you will know what a dart is. For those sewing novices, this is one technique that you really must master before you make…...
How To Sew Necklines and Sleeves
How To Sew Necklines and Sleeves
A basic guide to producing neat necklines and sleeves, taking into account different styles and the different sizes and shapes of the people you may be making clothes…...
How You Can Save Money by Sewing
How You Can Save Money by Sewing
Ten great tips to help you save money whilst looking great, making your loved ones happy, having fun with your friends and maintaining a warm, inviting home....
Invisible Zipper Application
Invisible Zipper Application
If you are making a skirt, dress or a pair of trousers you will need to incorporate a zip somewhere along the line. The invisible zipper, as seen in Figure 1, is…...
Rescuing Rumpled Seams
Rescuing Rumpled Seams
A guide to the techniques you can use for tidying up seams with minimum trouble and maximum success....
Resizing a Pattern
Resizing a Pattern
Not all bodies are equal and not all patterns have been designed to fit our figures. Sometimes you will have to resize the pattern that you have followed religiously.…...
Sewing Terminology
Sewing Terminology
New to the world of sewing and confused by the language? Don’t let these new words prevent you from exploring your creativity. Let us provide you with a quick…...
Six Sewing Uses for Material Scraps
Six Sewing Uses for Material Scraps
Leftover scraps in your sewing basket may look like a waste of space but in fact they're full of creative potential....
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