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How to Overcome a Sewing Failure

I’ve been romancing the By Hand London Tamzin for a long time. I bought it when it was released and have been planning to sew it ever since. I finally put it on my project…

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Press for Success: How to Press Your Seams

My mother is the queen of ironing. She will iron anything—from sheets to jeans, everything must go through the hot surface of her appliance. As much as I like wrinkle-free bed linens, I like free…

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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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The Overcasting Foot: How to Mimic a Serger Finish for Less than $10

My love affair with my serger is well documented. I cannot imagine sewing without it. I bought my first serger at the same time I got my sewing machine, and I haven’t been without it…

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The Many Lives of a T-Shirt Pattern, Part 2: Hacking a T-Shirt into a Dress

When I first started sewing, I wanted to sew ALL the patterns. I used to go to Joann when patterns went on sale, and I would buy however many the limit was (usually 10). I…

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