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You love browsing, buying and using sewing patterns. And while making patterns may seem like a job for the pros, there's actually one pattern any home sewer can — and definitely should —make. It’s called a sloper, and it's basically a generic pattern based on your measurements without any wiggle room, seam allowances or style. It's the building block of all patterns, helping you to not only sew clothes, but design them.
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Finish class by sewing a cute maxi skirt, plus get Roxy's tips and suggestions for continuing your sewing journey.
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Learn how a sewing machine works to create stitches, and get tips on threading and setup.
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A napkin and a pillowcase are both simple projects you can start with.
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Meet Roxy and get an overview of the supplies you'll need to get started sewing.
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What's the best fabric to start sewing with, and how should you handle it? Roxy will explain.
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In this class from our partners at Brit & Co., learn sewing basics to make a napkin, pillowcase and maxi skirt.
Roxy Taghavian
Roxy Taghavian
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When you're making a statement in a vintage-style dress, you need to have a petticoat. It's just a fact. Petticoats can turn a simple A-line dress into a real stunner — just check out the image below.
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If you're going to sew your own clothes — or even alter store-bought ones — you have to know how to hem. The good news is it's a super easy skill to pick up, as the bottom edge is simply turned up and stitched into place. (Things get more complicated when dealing with extras like lining, a kick pleat or a cuff.) The method below can be used whether you're hemming a dress, a pair of pants, a skirt, a sleeve — anything you put your mind to!
Linda Reynolds
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Learn more about Jhoan Sebastian's personal story and design process. See fashion creativity in action as he works with a mood board and sketches the skirt he'll be sewing.
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