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How to Sew a Lined Patch Pocket

Many bag or tote patterns that you buy off the shelf have all the beautiful detail reserved for the outside of your bag. A lot of the time they do not incorporate any of that detail – specifically pockets – into the inside of the bag. Or if they do… Read More

Sewing with Bias Grain Fabric

Cutting patterns on the bias grain of fabric adds a ton of visual interest as well as great shape. But first of all, what the heck is the bias? When you are using a woven fabric such as quilting-weight cotton, the threads run left… Read More

All About Faux Appliqué

Appliqué is incredibly fun, incredibly beautiful, and incredibly tedious! As you know, appliqué is the art of using multiple small fabrics in specific shapes to make an image or fabric “drawing” on your project. If you are doing a more complicated scene like in Jessica’s… Read More

Glossary of Sewing Terms

What’s in a name? Here’s our ultimate list of sewing terminology. Did we miss a crucial one? Let us know by emailing editor@nationalsewingcircle.com. Glossary of Sewing Terms: Appliqué: The process of stitching a piece of fabric to another piece of fabric, and sewing close to the edges of… Read More