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how to do a narrow shoulder adjustment

Adjusting the shoulder width of a sewing pattern is a simple alteration that can drastically improve the fit of your handmade garment. Learn how to do a narrow shoulder adjustment with this photo tutorial. These instructions can also be used in reverse to do a wide shoulder adjustment.

how to sew a fully enclosed welt pocket

Here’s a tutorial that shows you how to sew a welt pocket with a clean finish on the inside that allows you to show off a beautiful design or a fun print.

how to do a high round back adjustment

Pattern adjustments are often necessary to achieve a custom fit. Learn to do a high round back adjustment with this photo tutorial. It’s a simple adjustment that can make an enormous difference in the fit of a garment.

how to add a bust dart to a dartless pattern

If your bust is larger than a B cup, you might want to make adjustments to some patterns to add a bust dart in order to help get a better fit. This tutorial shows you how to do it.

how to shorten a metal zipper

Would you like to shorten a metal zipper? Here’s a step-by-step photo tutorial that will show you how you can do that.

four t-shirt dress tutorials

Today the focus is on t-shirt dresses. Here are four t-shirt tutorials from our archives that will help you create the perfect t-shirt dress.

adding elastic to the waist of a t-shirt dress

By adding elastic to the waist of a t-shirt dress, you will change the shape of it and create a cute waisted style. Learn how by following this step-by-step photo tutorial.