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Working with Panel Prints and Thoughts on McCalls M7637 Bomber Jacket

Working with Panel Prints and Thoughts on McCalls M7637 Bomber Jacket
I've made this jacket three times now: once for DH, and twice for me. So for the basic construction notes, I'll refer you to Larry's version.  As y...

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.

Setting a Sleeve Into an Armhole

Setting a Sleeve Into an Armhole
Puckery sleeves? No more! Take control of your ease to achieve a couture result.

How to "Flat Set" a Sleeve

How to "Flat Set" a Sleeve
A RTW method of inserting sleeves in knit garments that is easy and fast.

The Importance of Making a Muslin

The Importance of Making a Muslin
A muslin is an invaluable tool when making a garment, especially the first time with a new pattern. Here, Ann explains the reasons and techniques for working with muslins.