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Linda knows a thing or two about sewing mistakes -- and the tools to fix them, from the classic bird and clamp to seam ripper and tweezers. She offers tips to keep your sewing machine running like new, and reveals the essential notions she takes for sewing on the road.
High-stretch fabrics and close-fitting garments can be intimidating, but Judy shows you everything you need to know to draft a sloper for a customized pair of leggings that will fit perfectly. Select a fabric that will provide the perfect amount of stretch before using Judy's expert step-by-step guidance to measure your legs and draft leggings start to finish. The result will be a professional-level sloper for leggings that will fit you perfectly!
Topstitched seams are great for making the seam allowances lie flat and can also add a visual pop in the finished garment. Follow Sara's advice for adjusting thread, needle, foot and machine tension for success. Similarly, edge-stitching helps tame your seams and add a design element, while flat-felled and sandwiched seams keep bulk down and hide your raw edges for a beautiful result. Sara shows you how to create these professional seams.
Meet designer David Page Coffin and take a look at shirt anatomy. With an understanding of the constants in a pattern, you can easily change the variables. You'll see how David's mini-muslins aid in the design process and save time, then learn how to get the right fit on the key pattern piece, the yoke.
Learn how to sew these amazing super hero costumes and be the star of Halloween.
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Transform into your favorite DC super heroes with the help of Marcy Harriell, sewist extraordinaire and diehard comic book fan. In this four-part series, Marcy shows you how to put together DIY costumes for the whole family including Batman (designed for a woman), Aquaman, Superman (for the kids) and Wonder Woman. Plus get fast costume-making tips for when you're in a pinch!
When actress, singer and sewist Marcy Harriell spots an item on the rack, she sees potential. Because in her hands, so-so pieces get turned into imaginative, head-turning fashion statements. This original Bluprint series follows Marcy as she brings wild creativity and a funky sense of style to outfits she refashions for her daily adventures.
Be prepared to meet your new best friends! Designer Diane Spencer Ogg guides you step by step to create a classic tote bag and stash-busting clutch in your choice of fabrics — from wool tweed to canvas to stabilized cotton. Along the way, you’ll learn tips and techniques for working with plaids, making zipper pockets and more.
Bust your stash with adorable — and giftable — zipper pouch projects!
Explore the sustainable world of slow fashion as you create a timeless hand-sewn skirt.
Draft a pattern for a sophisticated jacket or coat with customizable details.