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.

How to Sew Yoga Pants and Leggings

Sloan Leggings

Never buy yoga pants at the mall again! Get expert tips & tricks, so you can make a closet full of professional-looking leggings in any color or print.

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A Comprehensive List of Resources for Sewing Bags

Trendy Duffle With Fabric Straps 2

Sewing your own bag is so much fun, but locating water-resistant fabrics, hardware and strappings can be a tremendous challenge. Here's the who, what, when, where of bag-making materials, so you can find all you need with ease!

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