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Sewing Your Goth Swimsuit: Materials, Tools, and Techniques

Many sewists avoid making their own swimsuit because they fear it will be too difficult. Maybe they heard that to sew stretchy fabrics they need a serger, and they don’t have one. Or they might…

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How to Sew Your Own Goth Swimsuit: An Introduction

It is a misconception that goths do not enjoy the beach. Every goth clothing website has a swimsuit section—leading to the conclusion that goths buy swimsuits, and if they do so, that’s because they are…

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Pretty on the Inside: How to Finish Your Seams without a Serger

When I started sewing, I had no idea that I was supposed to be finishing the raw edges of my seams. I would read commercial patterns, and some of them would tell me to finish…

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Sewing Mise en Place: The Practice of Each Thing in Its Place

Remember when The Food Network still had cooking shows, the kind in which someone teaches you how to cook? I do. I love cooking shows. I love the cooking part, but what really makes me…

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More Goth/Alt Sewing Pattern Designers

A question I get often is, “Where can I find alt/goth patterns?” With so many pattern designers, you would imagine that this is an easy question to answer. It is not. Two years ago, I…

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