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How to Handsew: The Hemming Stitch

Posted by on Oct 23, 2014 in Sewing |

The hemming stitch is the most utilitarian of the hem stitches, but it can be done relatively quickly for a hand-sewn stitch, and sometimes that is exactly what you need. Follow along to learn how do a hemming stitch by hand!

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7 Sewing Safety Tips: How to Avoid Injuries

Posted by on Oct 22, 2014 in Quilting, Sewing | Comments

We've asked Craftsy sewing and quilting instructors about their worst sewing room mishaps, as a reminder to take it slow and stay safe while sewing! From iron burns to cuts and slices, these pros are sharing their stories to help remind all of us to be careful while sewing.

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On the Flip Side: How to Choose the Best Lining Fabric

Posted by on Oct 20, 2014 in Sewing |

An interesting lining adds a bit of zing to your handmade garment, but can do so much more! Knowing how to choose the best lining fabric for your piece is essential for quality, comfort and style. Learn about these fabrics and make your next trip to the store a breeze!

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What to do With Old Sweatshirts? Transform Them Today!

Posted by on Oct 19, 2014 in Sewing | Comments

Sweatshirts become a wardrobe staple during the colder months, but they can be so boring! Sew a bit of personality into your simple sweatshirts with these ideas for refashioning and detailing.

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DIY Fall Fashion: Trendy Sewing Projects for Your Cold-Weather Wardrobe

Posted by on Oct 18, 2014 in Sewing | Comments

Ready to add a few perfect-fitting essentials to your wardrobe with fall sewing projects? Get inspired with these sewing kits and patterns that will fill your fall sewing project list in no time.

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Showcase Your Talent in the First Craftsy Pattern Design Awards!

Posted by on Oct 17, 2014 in All, Crocheting, Embroidery, Jewelry Making, Knitting, Paper Crafts, Quilting, Sewing | Comments

This October, we want to celebrate the amazing pattern designers whose hard work and creativity has given us the tools we need to create incredible projects. Read on to find out more — including how you can be entered to win the Craftsy class of your choice!

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