New Year New Hobby: Our best posts for beginners!

A new year is upon us and to celebrate I’ve gathered up 5 posts aimed at having a great 2019 sewing year. Whether you’re just picking up the sewing habit (yay!) or you’re a long time sewer, there’s bound to be a new tidbit of info you can use in these posts!

 

Selecting Your Pattern Size

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One of the most important things you’ll need to learn when starting out sewing is how to correctly choose your pattern size. Rather than starting with your ready-to-wear size, you’ll need to take a few body measurements and then compare those to the pattern’s size chart. This post teaches you how to properly measure your body, select your size, and blend between sizes if your measurements don’t all fall into one size. This post is written as part of our Alder sew-along but the information applies to all sewing patterns.

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Estimating Yardage

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All of our patterns contain yardage information but occasionally you might like to use a contrast fabric for one or more pattern pieces or alter the pattern in one way or another. This tutorial shows you how to quickly and accurately estimate how much yardage you’ll need if you want to mix things up!

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All About Interfacing

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Interfacing is a mystery to a lot of people but it needn’t be. In these posts we talk about the different types of interfacing so that you can better select the proper interfacing for the job with confidence and ease.

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Essential Serger Tips

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If you’re one of the lucky people who got a new serger this holiday season our post on essential serger tips is a must read. We practice these tips in the studio and they keep our sergers running smoothly day in and day out.

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Organizing your PDF Patterns

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A lot of people struggle with storing PDF patterns so I wrote this post to share what works for me in my personal sewing as well as at work. There are so many methods and this is just one of them, but I love reading about how people organize their things. If you’ve struggled with where to put your patterns you’ll want to check out this post.

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We have a ton more tutorials, tips & tricks which you can find by clicking the Learn tab in our site’s menu. I hope this helps if you’re just starting out, and if you aren’t hopefully you learned something new! If you have any tutorial requests for the upcoming year, let us know and we’ll see what we can do!

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