How to Use a Sewing Pattern

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You've got the sewing machine, your fabric is pre-washed, your fabric scissors are untarnished, now its time to begin sewing your own clothes. There's just one problem: you don't know how to use a pattern. Fear not. Thanks to this tutorial on How to Use a Sewing Pattern you'll understand what the steps are to cutting out the correct sized pieces so that you can have a finished product that fits you like a glove. Learn how to use sewing patterns and you'll find an entirely new world opened up to you for making your clothes.

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Time to CompleteUnder an hour


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This is very insightful. A few people shy away from patterns once they get used to DIY or since they don't know how to read one. If you're self taught the a more visual approach is best, you should learn how to read a pattern and how to make one then the rest is easy. This blog does cover the most important points for most clothing items so you should give this a try first.


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