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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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Goth Frolic: Seamwork Meg Dress

Stop me (or skip to the next paragraph) if you think you’ve heard this one before: As a child, my favorite outfit was a long, black dress with white horizontal lines on the bodice, straps,…

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Why The T-Shirt Workshop?

Why a Sewing Course? I have been an educator almost all my life. My first job was teaching English to Brazilian children, teens, and adults. I was 18. Since then, I have been teaching in…

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The Many Lives of a T-Shirt Pattern, Part 1: Hacking a T-Shirt into Tops

I have way more patterns than I will ever sew. I used to jump from one pattern to the next, making a bunch of garments that did not fit me well but hey, I had…

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