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Advance Your Skills With Couture Sewing Classes

Many advanced sewists are interested in learning couture sewing techniques to take their garments to the next level. Recently I shared a list of couture sewing books; while these can be incredibly helpful in learning couture sewing techniques, sometimes there’s no substitute for learning a new skill firsthand (especially if you’re learning from someone who…

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By the Book: Couture Sewing Books

Haute couture is a fascinating part of the fashion and sewing industries. With an emphasis on detail and hand sewing techniques, home sewists can learn a lot from the way things are done in famous couture houses.Here are some couture sewing books to get you started:Claire B. Schaeffer is a couture designer and an expert…

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Snuggly Knitted Baby Blankets

When planning baby shower gifts, blankets are the go-to for many knitters. If you're a knitter looking for a handmade gift that can double as a keepsake, try one of these beautiful knitted baby blanket patterns for your next baby shower gift.

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7 Tips & Tricks for Knitting Toys

Knitted toys and animals are my go-to baby gift: washable, huggable and so adorable even adults love them. Through years of of knitting and gifting toys and stuffed animals, I've picked up a few tricks that makes knitting delightful critters much easier. If you are interested in knitting toys, or like the idea but find them fiddly, try some of these tips.

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Sewing Couture: 6 Essential Techniques to Learn

The term couture sewing strikes fear into the heart of some sewists, but it really shouldn’t. Couture, according to expert Susan Khalje, is much more an attitude or approach to sewing than a specific technique. Sewists who are considered couturiers definitely have some serious sewing chops, but I believe that any motivated sewist is capable of…

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