Video: Marking and Cutting the fabric

In this short video, a professional fashion designer demonstrates how to reproduce the pattern markings onto your material and how to cut the fabric.

Video: Stitching the Pattern

How to stitch a pattern. In this short video, a professional fashion designer demonstrates how to stitch your fabric after cutting out from a pattern. Video Transcript Hello I’m Natalie, I’m a Fashion Designer, I have my own company, Miss Natalie B.com. I’m here today with Start Sewing to show …

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Following a Pattern

You are all excited. You have just got your hands on your very first pattern and can’t wait to get started on your latest sewing project. But where do you start? There are some basic facts you should know when following a pattern and we are here to help you …

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Pattern Terminology

Brush up on the basics with our quick pattern terminology guide. Patterns are the foundation of garment production. Get it right, you have a success on your hands. Get it wrong, it might be a disaster. This is why it is so important to find out as much as you …

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Resize 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 you have followed religiously. How do you do that? Simply resize it! It isn’t as hard or as challenging as it sounds! What You Need Here …

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Elements of Style

What makes the difference between a stylish garment and an ordinary one? Ultimately, you will have to develop your own sense of style, but understanding some of the underlying principles of design will help you with this. Unlike fashion, style is something that remains consistent over time, so stylish clothes …

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Video: Pinning the Pattern

In this short video, a professional fashion designer demonstrates how to pin a pattern. Video Transcript Hello, I’m Natalie; I’m a fashion designer, I have my own company Miss Natalie B. I’m here today with StartSewing to show you how to pin your pattern pieces together. This is your front …

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Video: Placing a Pattern

In this short video, a professional fashion designer demonstrates how to place a pattern, ready for marking and cutting. Video Transcript Hello, I’m Natalie, I’m a Fashion Designer, I have my own company, Miss Natalie B. I’m here today with Start Sewing to show the best way to lay your …

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Altering a Sewing Pattern

Shoppers frequently complain that all the clothes on the high street seem to be in the same narrow size range, and the same complaint can be heard about sewing patterns. Few of us have bodies that fit exactly into the standard shapes, but resizing a pattern isn’t just a matter …

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