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Bias tape, whether you make it yourself or nab a ready-made version at the store, is commonly used to bind quilts. It can even be used to create modern quilt designs all on its own. But here's the thing: these strips of bias-cut fabric can be used in so. many. other. ways. Choose your bias tape color, thickness and pattern, then come this way for a few hits of inspo that'll get you back in your sewing room, stat.
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Darts are an essential part of garment construction but, uh, what exactly is a dart? It's simply a folded wedge of fabric that's tapered and stitched down, allowing flat fabric to take on a shape that fits the body well.
Rochelle New
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Designing for models and a high-fashion runway is obviously tons of fun. But creating dream dresses for everyday women — especially those who give their all serving their communities — gives creative satisfaction a whole new meaning. That's exactly what the designers were tasked with this week, and their gorgeous dresses (and the awesome women who rocked them!) have us feeling inspired to twirl in our own eye-catching DIY looks.
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A cute dress that's easy to stitch? Yes, please! This is the perf project if you're newer to garment sewing, and a great addition to your summer wardrobe.
Beginner
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A new season can only mean one thing: a fresh wardrobe! If you're looking to revamp your style, these are the dresses that belong in your closet. Best part: You can make 'em all yourself!
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How do you turn a pile of fabric into a textured wall hanging bursting with color? Award-winning quilter and "Midnight Quilt Show" host Angela Walters shows you how. She uses foundation strips for easy improvisational piecing, then adds metallic hand stitches and tassels to complete the look.
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Designer James Worsham brings the outdoors in with his fresh take on a foliage folding screen. Find out how to transform any room with some basic skills and everyday supplies from your local hardware store (or even your backyard).
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Bagmaker Ellie Lum hacks her own Portsmith Tote with a genius idea: see-through pockets! She also attaches metal hardware and leather handles for a professional finish.
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Make old new again! "Project Runway" Season 8 runner-up Mondo Guerra uses one of his own designs to refashion a simple dolman tunic for his mom. He personalizes it by drafting a flounce and sews it into an extra seam.
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Jo Gick, NBC's "Making It" contestant and host of our original series "Rooming Up!" creates a sewing-inspired wall art installation. Made of string art and larger-than-life thread spools, it's a stylish addition to a craft room or accent wall.
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