Category Archives: Tips & Techniques

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How To Sew Knits: Top Tips

It’s T-shirt month! Of course, T-shirts are generally made of knit fabrics, and sewing knits can be a little intimidating. But they’re really not that hard, as long as you know a few basic tips and tricks. Because knit fabrics … Continue reading

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Sewing with Knits: Understanding Negative Ease

Sewing with Knits: Understanding Negative Ease   Understanding knits and how to sew them to fit is a complex topic, so here’s some fitting wisdom on how knits differ from wovens with regards to fit. Good fit is a continuum, … Continue reading

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How To Topstitch – Your Top 10 Tips For Perfect Stitching

Topstitching is seen on bags, jeans, jackets, home dec projects and accessories. When stitched right it gives added dimension and, in the case of jeans gives that store-bought quality to the finished garment. It’s a stitch that is designed to … Continue reading

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Sketch to Sew: Fashion Sketching Tips from Meg Healy of BurdaStyle

Do you draw your designs before stitching them? Fashion sketching is a great way to round out your sewing and planning skills. From capturing design and alteration ideas and setting sewing intentions to documenting your creative journey and testing out garment … Continue reading

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Master The Fly Front Zipper- A Tutorial

Take the Fear out of Sewing Fly-Front Zippers by Linda Reynolds Sewing a fly-front zipper seems intimidating. But, it’s actually one of the easiest zipper applications to sew, largely because much of the structural sewing is done behind the scenes on … Continue reading

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5 Kid-Friendly Sewing Projects for Winter Break

Keep your kids busy during winter break with some fun easy sewing projects. The projects listed below are recommended for kids ages 8-12, and adult supervision is recommended! If your child is new to sewing, make sure to introduce him … Continue reading

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Office Posh collared blazer pattern hack

If you love the Office Posh jacket hack in the Oct/Nov issue of Sew News, you are not alone! Created by long-time Sew News contributor Ana Jankovic, this jacket is an absolute stunner! The base pattern calls for an open jacket … Continue reading

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