Posts by 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.

The Best 6 Projects to Start Sewing Successfully


You know you want to improve your sewing, but how do you know where to start? We've crafted the perfect sewing journey for you: These six beginner projects build on each other, so you'll learn essential skills while making home decor, garments, accessories and more.

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8 FREE Dress Patterns for Ladies of All Ages

Free Wrap Dress Pattern

Looking for a fun sewing project that won't break the bank? You've found eight! Check out this gorgeous collection of free dress patterns that are perfect for ladies of all ages, from women to kids to babies.

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Sewing Basics: How to Sew a Straight Line

How to sew a straight line

Sometimes the most basic of tasks are the hardest, like sewing straight! Mostly, you need time and practice to build muscle memory and develop a relationship between your hands, your fabric and your machine. But there are a few tricks that will help you get there faster.

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