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  • Welcome back to the Beginner’s Guide to Sewing! Ever wanted to know how to get a perfect fit across your chest? The secret is all in the bust adjustment. Whether you need to add fabric with a Full Bust Adjustment, or reduce fabric with a Small Bust Adjustment, we go over each step, as well as cover the background info you need…



  • Welcome back to the Beginner’s Guide to Sewing! In the next few episodes we’ll be learning how to improve the fit of commercially made paper patterns. Many of us want to sew in order to make out own clothing and express our own fashion style. However, just like with ready-made clothing, fit is based off default body measurements. And how many of…



  • Welcome back to the Beginner’s Guide to Sewing! In this episode we show how to make a garment smaller by taking in the side seams. We show how to adjust the waistband of a simple seam and how to alter the waistband of a seam with a zipper installed. Knowing the foundation of alternating clothes will help you better understand garment construction…



  • Hey Everyone! Welcome back to the BGTS series! We’re continuing our alterations themed again with some side seam tailoring. Alternation skills are important for many reasons, the biggest one being it’s a guaranteed way to make extra money sewing. People will always need alterations done and, frankly, tailoring is a valuable skill many sewers skip learning all together. Dry cleaners and professional…



  • Welcome back to the Beginner’s Guide to Sewing! In episode 15 we learn a simple technique for lengthening hems by adding a hem facing. This technique can be used on pants, skirts, dresses, shirts…even curtains and table clothes. It’s even a great way to add a fun decorative touch to your projects. This skill is particularly helpful for those with children, as…



  • Welcome back to the Beginner’s Guide to Sewing! Alterations and mending are a huge part of sewing. Most people either hate it or love it – but regardless, if you drop the “S” word in public, people are going to ask you to fix their stuff. It’s just a fact of life, my friend. Not only does knowing a bit about mending…



  • Welcome back to the Beginner’s Guide to Sewing! In episode 13 we continue learning about closures and fasteners. You learned all about zippers in the last episode, so this week we’ll dive right into how to do buttonholes, sew on buttons (by hand and machine), snaps, grommets. hooks and eyes, magnets, and velcro, as well as some tips and tricks along the…



  • Welcome back to the Beginner’s Guide to Sewing! If zippers give you the shivers, then you’ve come to the right place. In Part 1, we go over the anatomy of a zipper, the different kinds, and how to insert a Standard Closed End Zipper, Invisible Zipper, and Exposed Zipper. There is a ton of information (like always), so we broke this video…



  • Welcome Back to the Beginner’s Guide to Sewing! This week is all about sewing some of those difficult fabric. After all, you learned how to master Knit fabric last week. Now you’re ready to play around with some of the more common, but tricky fabric to sew. You’ll also learn how to cut and construct these fabrics, as well as a method…



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