Making Simple Waistbands

If you’re just learning to sew, one of the easiest garments to make is a skirt, but to do it successfully you need to know how to make a proper waistband. Though this is fairly simple to do, it’s also simple to get wrong, so – as always in sewing …

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How to Make a Boned Bodice

One of the exciting things about making your own clothes is being able to create glamorous outfits for special occasions. A boned bodice can put the finishing touch to a dramatic evening dress, and it’s surprisingly easy to make. You can also adapt it if you want to try making …

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How to Make a Hat

Few fashion items say more about us than hats. They’re also great things to make for practical reasons, to keep out the cold or shade us from the sun. Beginners to sewing often shy away from them, thinking they must be far too difficult. Whilst some types of hat do …

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