Sewing Techniques

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How to Sew Fine Fabrics… Even If You’re Scared of Them

By Ashley Little

If you pay a pretty penny for a few precious yards of luxury fabric, you'll want to sew it properly to make sure you get the most out of it. That's why learning how to sew fine fabrics is so important. Use these tips and tricks when learning how to sew fine fabrics and you won't be swearing at your sewing machine — or crying over fabric that costed you half your paycheck.

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Close up of embellished collar

Dazzle With Embellishment: How to Sew Beads on Fabric

By Marie Koupparis

Part of the appeal of sewing your own clothes is making individual garments that flex your creativity, reflecting your unique personality. There's no better way of doing this than by adding some embellishment, so I'm going to show you how to sew beads on fabric in this photo tutorial!

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The English Dart

Fashion Over Function: Step-by-Step Guide on How to Sew an English Dart

By Linda Reynolds

Darts are one of the most fundamental sewing techniques. Almost every garment sewer executes them in some form on a regular basis. I recently learned about one type of dart that you might not know of — the English dart. Let’s learn more about the English dart, including how to add this fashionable design element to your own patterns!

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Light as a Feather: 5 Must-Have Tools for Sewing Delicate Fabric

By Linda Reynolds

Summer is the time for creating airy, carefree garments made out of lightweight fabrics. However, these delicate fabrics can sometimes be a challenge. We’re here to make it a snap. Your summer sewing will be as breezy as the garments you make with these quintessential instruments for lightweight fabrics!

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