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Taking the Leap: Understanding Sewing Patterns – Part 3, Sewing It Up

We’ve already deciphered the pattern envelope and prepared our pattern pieces.  Today, let’s finally get to the actual sewing part. After all the drama of the first two parts of this series, this final installment is a bit anti-climatic, because we, umm… follow the directions. Not that “just follow the directions” is always easy for a beginner. So, I […]

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Taking the Leap: Understanding Sewing Patterns – Part 2, Cutting out the fabric pieces

Yesterday, I shared with you about the information on a pattern envelope. Today, let’s take a look inside. Your first reaction when opening the envelope might be “OH MY GOODNESS! WHY ARE THERE SO MANY TISSUES!?!?! I thought you said this would be easy? There are so many. I don’t even know how to fold […]

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Taking the Leap: Understanding Sewing Patterns – Part 1, Reading A Pattern Envelope

As I mentioned before,  I am doing a pajama sew-along with some twitter sewing buddies. We all come from a variety of sewing experiences and hobbies (quilting, crafting, garment sewing), and we will be working through it slowly to help the newer seamstresses out. I know some of my readers are intimidated by this type […]

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