Costume Arm Guard

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Costume Arm Guard

Create some custom arm guards for your costume with a basic pattern based on your own measurements. This tutorial will give you a basic foundation and then you can make it as elaborate as your costume needs are.

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RickRack

Rickrack may seem a simple and straightforward trim, but there's actually a lot of creative ways to embellish with it. Our video will provide you with a few examples to inspire your next project.

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Tips for Buying a Sewing Machine

You'll want to watch this video, if you're considering purchasing your first sewing machine. Professor Pincushion goes through things which should be considered before making an important purchase for your new sewing hobby.

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Beeswax Fabric

You can use beeswax to seal your textiles to create fabric that's food safe and easy to clean. Beeswax is inexpensive, natural, and easy to apply to fabric. Use your new fabric for future projects like snack and lunch bags.

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Sewing with Stripes

Seeing stripes? We provide some helpful tips in sewing with this type of fabric so you can match your design with ease. Even beginners can master working with striped fabric.

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Strapless Sweetheart Bodice

If you want to tackle, formal garment sewing, you'll want to see this step-by-step demonstration on sewing the strapless sweetheart bodice. There's a lot involved in sewing this elegant style, but it can be tackled by anyone for flawless results.

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Pattern Weights

If you use a rotary cutter to cut things out, you'll definitely want some pattern weights. Use your fabric scraps to make your own for a fun, quick project.

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