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Sewing 101: Smocking

I love fabric manipulation. There are millions of ways to manipulate fabric. One of the ways is smocking. So for Sewing 101 we will do Smocking 101. Nothing fancy here, no machines, no fancy tools. All you need is a…

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Sewing 101: Tucks

Next lesson is tucks. Don’t you just love tucks? They add a great detail to any garment. They come in all sizes and varieties, but lucky for us they are all sewn the same basic way. Shall we make them? …

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Sewing 101: Gathering

We are moving right along with our little sewing lessons. Today we are going to do  the gather. You know ruffling. So here is the deal with gathering. There is a “correct” way to do it. Then there is the…

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Sewing 101: Pleats

We are continuing the the sewing 101 series. I for one have loved the research and practice that is going into the techniques. I can see my basic sewing improving just by honing up on these skills. Ok on the today’s…

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Sewing 101: Darts

Let’s talk some darts. Sewing darts that is. If you have ever attempted a women’s skirt, blouse, or dress pattern then you have likely encountered a dart before. If they seem scary or difficult then let’s overcome that together. Why? Because…

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Sewing 101: Seams

Hello friends! Exciting news! We are starting a new series! Sewing 101! It is how it sounds, basic sewing lessons. They will range from very simple techniques to slightly more complicated ones. They are techniques I am learning or ones…

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