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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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National Sewing Circle’s Top 5 of 2019

As we near the end of 2019, National Sewing Circle is looking back at what videos and articles our community has found most useful. We’ve rounded up our top 5 most popular videos and articles, picked by YOU. Read below to see the best of 2019.

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10 Cute & Easy Spring Sewing Projects

10 Cute & Easy Spring Sewing Projects

Spring is the season of rejuvenation and regeneration! So why not start fresh on some new spring sewing projects perfect for the season? Flowers, bunnies, carrots, and baby chicks are themes that make for some super cute projects. Give these projects as a handmade gift, or keep them for yourself as there is a project

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National Sewing Circle Top 7 of 2018

As we near the end of 2018, National Sewing Circle is looking back at what videos and articles our community has found most useful. We’ve rounded up our top 7 most popular videos and articles, picked by YOU. Read below to see the best of 2018. 1. Pajama Pants Pattern Who doesn’t love getting cozy

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How to Change Seam Allowance on a Serger

I am a new owner/user of a serger. I want to entirely use a serger to make my next project, specifically learning to sew and cut off fabric using the 1/2″ seam. Is there an easy way for me to edit the instructions so they are 100% serger friendly? Or maybe the serger instructions are available somewhere else?

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10 Quick DIY Halloween Costume Ideas

10 Quick DIY Halloween Costume Ideas

For many of us, Halloween sneaks up too quickly to have been able to create an intricate costume. However, it’s still way more fun to make your own outfit rather than purchase one in a store. A DIY Halloween costume tends to be more budget friendly, hold up better (well… depending on your skill), and

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10 Different Patterns for Sewing Bags

There’s a bag for every occasion, and we’ve got you covered on the patterns! Learn how to sew all kinds of bags at every skill level with the 10 patterns we’ve provided below. National Sewing Circle is also happy to feature some awesome bloggers from the sewing community in this article, including: Sew Much Ado, Sew What Alicia, MellySews, Ohoh Deco, and Life Sew Savory. So, start scrolling and see which bag pattern best fits your needs!

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