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Thoughts on Kenneth King's Raglan Sleeve Coat/Class

Thoughts on Kenneth King's Raglan Sleeve Coat/Class
An epic coat thanks to an excellent teacher.

Getting Creative with Small Cuts of Fabric

Getting Creative with Small Cuts of Fabric
When the sewing goddesses hand you lemons (in the case of small pieces of fabric), make lemonade! Plus gratuitous Mooshie birthday shot.

McCalls M7874 and My Beef About Bad Instructions

McCalls M7874 and My Beef About Bad Instructions
A decent pattern, with some instruction problems, but it turned out okay.

A Hybrid Style Arc Ann-Riva Top

A Hybrid Style Arc Ann-Riva Top
An easy, quick top, with a slightly different construction method for fast and clean results.

Make the Lining First

Make the Lining First
Avoid project fatigue with this easy change to your sewing order!

Thoughts on Style Arc Evie Knit Top, and Mettler Seraflex Thread

Thoughts on Style Arc Evie Knit Top, and Mettler Seraflex Thread
A cute and super easy top for warm weather.

Thoughts on Style Arc Barbie Pants and New Look 6838 Top

Thoughts on Style Arc Barbie Pants and New Look 6838 Top
Thoughts on a new pattern, and one I've used before, along with an easier way to construct pants.

Sew From Wide To Narrow

Sew From Wide To Narrow
For best results, sew your seams from...

Thoughts on Naughty Bobbin Patterns' Amare Dress

Thoughts on Naughty Bobbin Patterns' Amare Dress
I wanted a nice, knit dress for Thanksgiving. I missed the deadline (life got in the way), but I did end up with a nice knit dress!

Thoughts on (heavily modified) New Look 6586 Jacket

Thoughts on (heavily modified) New Look 6586 Jacket
Want to make a jacket, but you're a little short on a fabulous plaid? Here's how I managed that...

How to End a Coverstitch Hem

How to End a Coverstitch Hem
I sew with knits constantly, and I am a big fan of my little Juki MC-1500 coverstitch. I've had questions from students and customers asking about ...

Pressing Impressively Without Impressions

Pressing Impressively Without Impressions
The Pressinatrix shows you how to avoid the "pressed-to-death" look, and how to achieve a perfectly pressed seam in impressionable woolens.