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Susan's Blog – May 2010 Archive (6)

Picking Sewing Patterns that Flatter Your Figure

It's easy to look at a cute pattern picture and instantly visualize the outfit on yourself, but before you plunk down the coin for fabric, take some time to make sure that garment design will look good on you as you hope.


The illustrated pattern: Take a page from fashion designers and use a…
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Added by Susan on May 26, 2010 at 6:00am — No Comments

Tutorial: How to Sew a Peasant Top

The Prudent Baby bloggers developed this tutorial for a very simple (and cute!) peasant top. "You can use this tute a few different ways. You can make the top just like this, with the gathered waist, or just a straight top, or an A-line dress, or make one for yourself. If you haven't sewn sleeves before, this is a great top to start with, because the gathering makes the sizing forgiving."…

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Added by Susan on May 25, 2010 at 6:00am — 2 Comments

Sewing Machine Vocabulary and Rules


Added by Susan on May 16, 2010 at 7:03pm — No Comments

Selvedge NeedleBook Tutorial





If you need a place to keep stray needles and have a few selvedges laying around, read on! This is an… Continue

Added by Susan on May 12, 2010 at 6:06am — 6 Comments

Do The T-shirt Twist!

Take a cheap, bland t-shirt you already have, twist and turn it into a more feminine and interesting top! Jona Giammalva of "Stop Staring and Start Sewing" developed this great tutorial repurposing a t-shirt. I…
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Added by Susan on May 6, 2010 at 7:32am — 2 Comments

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