Trim Close to the Seam?

Hi. Thank you for the Advancing Your Sewing Skills class! I am a self taught sewer and therefore am unaware of the finer points of the skill. I have always been told that when trimming the edges of a piece that you are going to be turning to the right side, that it was okay

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Neatly Finished Bias Binding

Thank you for creating the “Using Bias Tape for a Professional Finish” video! I didn’t know that one part of the bias tape was wider than the other! How do I finish neatly if I use bias binding on the hem of a doll dress? The bias binding is going around the hem, but I

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Differential on a Sewing Machine

In Aurora’s differential video, she talks about differential feed on a serger. My question is, does a regular sewing machine have a differential? I found I needed to buy a walking foot so that my sewing was without pulling or pushing. Is there something I should fix on my sewing machine? Submitted by Fran Differential

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Bust Adjustments When Buying Patterns

I could use some tips on bust adjustments when I buy patterns. I wear a 36D bra, but in ready-to-wear dresses I’m a size 8 or 10. Should I make necessary adjustments in the bust area and use waist, hip, etc. measurements for my patterns? Submitted by Judy Most commercial patterns have an average cup

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