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The Future

The future for home sewists

An indie pattern customer revolution It’s been very interesting to follow the “plus-size” discussion in the sewing community lately. It seems the time has come to fill the gap between the size ranges some indie pattern designers offer and the size ranges their customers want to buy. There have been

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How To Sew Faster

How to sew more in less time

Do you have enough time for sewing? As a patternmaker, I have sewing scheduled on my general to-do list in any given work week. But sewing for myself in my spare time is a different story. All the little tasks that make sewing so joyful, like fabric shopping,  pattern browsing

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Unexpected side effects of wearing clothes that fit

Learning how to fit takes time It’s tempting to go for the pattern labeled “fast sew” to be done in the shortest time possible. Just make your garment directly out of the envelope and skip checking the fit before sewing.  That’s the easiest way to go. But just as it’s

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Perfect Fit

10 useful tips for a perfect fit

A perfect fit Do you spend too much time sewing garments with an OK fit, but not great? How about that cute top you made that twist and pulls in all directions so now you don’t feel like wearing it anymore? And, do you wonder how the shirt you sewed

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Spot A Good Fit

How to spot a good fit

What is a good fit? When you sew a garment it’s obvious you want it to fit, but it’s not always equally obvious what “a good fit” means. And how do you spot a good fit or bad? A good fit includes a range of factors. Not only how the

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