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Make the Lining First

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

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.

Fear Not The Fabric

Fear Not The Fabric
What are you afraid of? There's no reason.

How do I Enter a Discount Code in Gorgeous Fabrics?

Everyone loves a discount. Here's how to enter codes for discounts at Gorgeous Fabrics!

Quick Tip for Cleaning Clear Rulers

I use clear rulers a lot in my sewing, frequently in conjunction with Sharpie markers for pattern drafting, truing lines, tracing, etc. This cause...

Sew From Wide To Narrow

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

Quick Tip: Template for Fly Topstitching

Quick Tip: Template for Fly Topstitching
A super easy, and free (!) way to make sure your fly top stitching always looks great.

Tailoring Tips: Chest Shields and Sleeve Heads

Tailoring Tips: Chest Shields and Sleeve Heads
Chest shields and sleeve heads are supporting players used to add structure to jackets. Here are some tips to add bespoke tailoring touches to your next project!

Make the Lining First

Make the Lining First
Pattern instructions usually have you sew the outer garment shell first, then the lining. I've found it works better to reverse that order, and here's why.

Inside a Burberry Trench

Inside a Burberry Trench
A look inside (and outside, and all around) the classic Burberry trench coat.

Tips for Working with Sequins

Tips for Working with Sequins
Tis the season! This year, it seems like sequins are everywhere. I don’t work too often with sequined fabrics; my lifestyle doesn’t call for them w...

Clip the Selvages Before Laying Out Your Pattern

Clip the Selvages Before Laying Out Your Pattern
As I was cutting a length of shirting fabric for a customer yesterday, I was reminded of a tip I learned from Susan Khalje. Often, woven fabrics ha...