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Free Video Tip: Steeking with Ragga Eiríksdóttir

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Learn How to SteekSteeking lets you knit an entire sweater in the round, and then open it up to add sleeves or turn it into a cardigan. In this free video tip Ragga Eiríksdóttir, instructor of the interactive Craftsy class, The Top-Down Icelandic Sweater, teaches you the simple, and quick crochet method for steeking. Read more »

Fitting

Maker Monday: Meet Barbara Deckert, Plus Size Sewing Instructor

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Craftsy Instructor Barbara DeckertBarbara Deckert instructs the interactive Craftsy class, Plus-Sized Pattern Fitting and Design. In this free video, she chats with us about how and when she got started, why sewing has been a great way for her unwind, and how the clothes she makes (and can teach you to make) are the kinds that just make life a little better! Read more »

Fitting

Plus Size Sewing: How to Identify a Flawed Fit

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How to Identify a Flawed FitPatterns are created on standardized figures. That means in many cases you'll have to adjust them so they can fit your unique and/or plus-sized figures correctly. Here, Barbara Deckert, who instructs Plus-Sized Pattern Fitting and Design, shares some quick ways of spotting where a garment needs alterations. Read more »