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Material Cut With Wrong Sides Together

I’m just starting sewing again after 40 years and when I laid out the pattern for my shirt and cut it out, I realized I had the material folded with wrong sides together as opposed to right sides. How much of a difference will this make and what do I have to do differently, if anything, when putting the shirt together to sew?

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Tips for Fitting Plus-Size Patterns

Sewing can be a challenge even when using pre-drafted patterns and available resources. For garments intended for plus size sewing, however, more challenges may present themselves than the average sewer has ever encountered. Fortunately, there are some easy tips that can keep you sewing beautiful garments no matter the size. Related Video: Plus Size Sewing…

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How to Make Pie Pincushions

Fall signals the start of Holiday baking- or in this case, sewing that looks like Holiday baking! These fun little pincushion pies are made from small amounts of felt fabric and then glued onto Mason jar lids to finish them off. Whip up a batch today to use in your sewing room or give as…

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5 Ways to Upcycle T-Shirts

T-shirts are one of those things that you just seem to accumulate more and more of over the years. But you don’t have to get rid of them! Why not try to upcycle them instead into something new? After all, old t-shirts are basically free fabric, right? Check out our 5 ideas to transform and…

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Member Feature: Creating a Non-Traditional Wedding Dress

Here at the National Sewing Circle, we always love to see what our members are working on. With such a wide variety of sewers in our community, it’s exciting to see all the fun projects being made! Marcia Gold sent us these photos of a non-traditional wedding dress she created for a friend, and you…

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How To Choose A Fabric Marking Tool

Fabric marking tools come in handy whether you are sewing a garment, home décor project or are making a quilt. There are many different kinds on the market today, but here are some things to consider when selecting one. First, it is important to know if you are going to need temporary or permanent marks…

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What Sewing Project Are You Most Proud Of?

We love seeing different projects from our sewing community! We asked our members on Facebook what sewing project you were most proud of so that we could showcase some of the great projects we’ve been seeing. Check out the photos and stories that were shared with us! “The Cinderella live action ball gown has been…

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