Strapless Sweetheart Bodice

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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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Free Motion Sewing

You don't need a special machine or tools to do basic free motion sewing. Many home machines are capable of doing it and it can create really cool looks such as outlining patterns, sewing unique designs or even doing monogramming. With free motion sewing, you can sew in any direction and this video shows you how.

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Partial Zipper

If you want to create a pullover top, then you'll need to know how to insert the partial zipper. With step by step directions in putting in this unique type of zipper, you'll be well on your way to creating a professional looking garment.

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Hem Lace with Border

This tutorial shows you how to use the lacey scalloped border found on the selvage of your fabric to use as your hemline for a classic look. This method could be used on both curved and straight edges.

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Sewing Machine Troubleshooting

Before you throw your long suffering sewing machine out a window, watch our Sewing Machine Troubleshooting video to help you figure out how to make things run smoother. This video will provide guidance on how to work through common sewing machine problem areas.

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Tailor’s Ham

If you do a lot of garment sewing and don't own a tailor's ham, you may be missing out on a valuable pressing tool. Luckily for you, we're offering a free pattern and showing you how to make your own. Next time you have a curved seam, you'll have no problem pressing it out.

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Tie Collar – Pussy Bow

The tie collar, also known as the pussy bow, is a soft drapey collar that ties in a bow at the neck. It's vintage style that always comes back in fashion and you can learn how to sew this retro detail with our demonstration.

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