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Sewing 101: Sewing Freebies!

Sewing can be an expensive activity. When you start adding up the cost of patterns, fabrics, notions, and knowledge (books, classes, workshops), you realize that buying your own clothes can sometimes be cheaper. But hold…

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It’s Better to Give: How to Use Your Sewing Skills to Help Others

Sewing has done so much for me. When I started to sew, I thought I would be lucky if I could sew a couple of cool clothes. Today, many years later, I have a closet…

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Summer Sewing List: How to Keep Your Goth and Your Cool When Things Get Hot

Even though the beginning of summer in the northern hemisphere is in mid-June, Americans start the season unofficially with Memorial Day, the last Monday in May. From then on, thoughts are on lazy days at…

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Sewing Books: Five Favorites + Five New

When I am not spreading the gospel of sewing and make it goth/alt, I work as a librarian. I spend my days helping high school students discover the wonders, power, and joy of literature. The…

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PDF Patterns: Print Them at Home or Send Them Out?

I haven’t bought a paper pattern in a few years. I used to wait until Joann had a huge sale and buy 10 patterns for $10 dollars. That was before I came to the following…

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