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Add Style and Flair with Pleats

Use this sewing tutorial to learn tips and tricks for how to add style and flair with pleats.

Adding a Corded Ruffle

Adding a Corded Ruffle Adding a Corded Ruffle to any existing or new project can be extremely aesthetically pleasing. BERNINA shares this simple video tutorial on how to ruffle fabric with cording that will add strength and a lovely embellishment to any piece. Watch and learn this simple sewing technique and try it out on scrap fabric, an existing piece around the house, or something entirely new. From home decor to wearables, this sewing tip can be used in any corner of sewing.


Adding a Recessed Zipper

Adding a Recessed Zipper You can make a bag that has everything going for it, but the zipper ends up disappointing you. By Adding a Recessed Zipper to your patterns you can include that final finesse otherwise lacking in your projects. Learn how to sew a zipper that remains fashionably unseen by checking out this simple tutorial. Sewing techniques like this one are well worth learning because they can apply to tons of other sewing projects going forward. Get educated and learn how to sew a zipper.


All About Silk Thread

Want to know all about silk thread? There are many different types of sewing thread, and this sewing tutorial explains how to tell the difference.

All Knowing Zipper Tutorial

All Knowing Zipper Tutorial If you have any questions on how to sew a zipper, this All Knowing Zipper Tutorial is the resource you're after. From the anatomy of the fastener to tips on sewing a reduced zipper, this set of instructions is exactly what you need. Get the skinny on details such as the zipper tape, bottom stop, teeth and more. By the end of this write-up you'll feel like an expert in the field of fashionable fasteners. Brush up on your sewing knowledge today and learn how to create zipper tabs and more.


Antiqued Doll Tips

Antiqued Doll Tips If you've ever wondered how to antique something, these Antiqued Doll Tips will let you in on the secret. From these tips you can learn how to create a doll that looks like a family heirloom. Use these helpful hints to make a toy as a decoration or for someone who is wild for vintage items. It's incredibly easy to infuse a worn look into a sewing project like a homemade doll. These hints on sewing revive a classic folksy style into your handmade project.


Applique Basics

When you're using free hand sewing patterns, you'll most likely have some appliqueing to do. It looks simple enough, but you should probably learn applique basics before you start.

Appliqued Undies

Appliqued Undies Make a pair of appliqued undies for that special someone! Use this free sewing pattern for men to applique a pair of boxers with a secret message that only he will see (hopefully).


Basic Inseam Pocket Tutorial

Basic Inseam Pocket Tutorial Whether you're creating a brand new skirt from scratch or you're looking to alter an existing one, the Basic Inseam Pocket Tutorial is a must for the self-starting tailor. Expand your skills by reading this instructive post on how to draft and how to sew inseam pockets. Not only does this tutorial teach you an essential skill for broadening your sewing capabilities, it results in a functional feature for your wearables that won't go unnoticed. Not every skirt enjoys the luxury of a pocket, but all of yours can thanks to these directions.


Be Kind and Bind T-Shirt

Be Kind and Bind TShirt Sewing a t-shirt with a polished neckline and arm has never been easier for newer sewers. This Be Kind and Bind T-Shirt tutorial teaches you sewing techniques that you can apply to clothing, quilts, and other crafts. Learning how to bind a t-shirt can be accomplished by hand or with your trusted machine, so your preference can be catered to from these instructions. Don't let stray threads taint your new shirt. Be kind and bind for a clean look and sewing skill you'll use going forward.


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