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zipper fly tutorial

Since so many of you have asked, here’s a simple tutorial for using a zipper fly in place of the faux fly in all our pants patterns.

fitting a muslin

Yesterday I showed you how to make a muslin. Today I want to talk about a few common fit problems you might run into when you fit the muslin. Just like fitting women’s clothing, there are many possible fit issues …

how to make a muslin

When we released the Fairy Tale Dress sewing pattern a few weeks ago we recommended that you make a muslin to test the fit before sewing up the pattern. This dress is a more fitted pattern than our other styles, …

flat-felled seams

Have you ever wondered how to make the perfect flat-felled seam? Here’s how you can do it.

bound seams

Note: today we continue the series of seam finishing tutorials by April Henry that we started last summer. Bias Binding is a strip of material cut on the bias for extra stretch and often doubled.  It is used for binding …

making a thread chain

Here’s a simple step-by-step guide to making a thread chain closure for your dress or top.

pinking finished seams

Here’s how to finish your seams using pinking. It’s a quick and easy way to achieve a nice finish.