Posts by Christine Haynes

Christine Haynes
Christine Haynes is a Los Angeles-based sewing author, teacher, and pattern designer with her own line of sewing patterns – Christine Haynes Patterns – which are perfect for the vintage-loving modern seamstress. She has written four books, How to Speak Fluent Sewing (2015, C&T), Skirts & Dresses for First Time Sewers (2015, Barron’s), The Complete Photo Guide to Clothing Construction (2014, CPI), and Chic & Simple Sewing (2009, Potter Craft), and has contributed to other books, such as One Yard Wonders (2009, Storey). Christine’s articles have been published in Sewstylish, Sew News, Craftstylish, and Craft Zine magazines. She teaches sewing classes both in person and online, and has presented lectures and workshops at the American Sewing Guild Conference as well as the 2012–2015 Craftcation Conferences. Christine was a featured guest on seasons 2 and 8 of PBS’s Sew It All TV show, and her work has been featured in Threads magazine, the New York Times, the New York Post, the Los Angeles Times, Martha Stewart’s radio network,, LA Weekly, Daily Candy, and NBC’s Today Show, among others.
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Pattern Cutting Tips

When you're cutting out your pattern, it seems like a long and boring task that doesn't equal much in the long run, but the opposite is actually true. A successful project starts with good cutting! Every little bit that you're off in your cutting can all add up together and suddenly your seams and pieces don't line up or fit together. Or worse yet, your garment might not fit you anymore! Here are a few quick tips to ensure good cutting and a quality garment.When cutting out your paper pattern pieces, Read more »