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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

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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How to Alter a Sewing Pattern

We all know one of the most exciting parts about making a garment is picking out the fabric and cutting it all up in to pieces, but my advice to you is to be patient! First take a close look at your pattern – does it need to be altered? Sometimes it can be difficult…

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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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8 Easy Sewing Projects for Beginners

Are you new to sewing or just looking for some simple sewing projects? We've compiled a list of our favorite free and easy sewing projects just for you! These projects are great to make and give as gifts, or even just for yourself. You'll learn different tips and techniques with each project to help you become a better sewer. Learn how to sew with different fabrics, incorporate a zipper, and maybe even re-purpose some materials you may have laying around the house.

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NSC LIVE! May 2018

Did you miss May’s LIVE event? Catch the full recap here with the wonderfully talented Nicki LaFoille. Nicki answers your quilting questions live in this fun, interactive, and informative Q&A.

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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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