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Tutorial: Adding Pockets to a Knit Waistband

I recently got inspired to make a million running skirts.  And by a million, I mean five.  But, making five felt like a million because assembly line sewing means even when you're on the next to last step, you still have so much left to do!  Especially when deconstructing a ready-to-wear waistband pocket modification is… Continue reading Tutorial: Adding Pockets to a Knit Waistband

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Grading the Honeycrisp Mittens

There's a Sew-Along going on over at Disparate Disciplines for the Honeycrisp Mittens, the awesome mittens designed for conductive fabric that I secretly tested last month and finally got to show off the other day.  I'm stepping in to join the Sew-Along today to talk a bit about pattern grading since I had to work my head around… Continue reading Grading the Honeycrisp Mittens

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Perfect Edge Stitching with a Stitch-in-the-Ditch Foot

I've started working on my winterized BurdaStyle twisted dress, the one that I mentioned the other day as wanting to shorten and add sleeves to.  Step one is to clean up the back v-neck edge with some self binding.  I really like this step - the way the instructions have you do it makes a great… Continue reading Perfect Edge Stitching with a Stitch-in-the-Ditch Foot

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Minoru Sew-Along: Side-Seam Pocket Tutorial

This winter I’m sewing along with Tasia at A bunch of other talented seamsters and I are all making her Minoru jacket pattern, and here’s a reflection on my efforts to sew well. Friends, today I have a special post for you: a tutorial for adding side-seam pockets to your Minoru jackets. This morning… Continue reading Minoru Sew-Along: Side-Seam Pocket Tutorial

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A Mini Tutorial for a Mini Gear Bag

I'm procrastinating again. But, I'm pleased to say that I'm over two-thirds finished with my proposal, so the paralyzing panic has passed. Today I made a mini gear bag to hold hiking snacks. My husband and I are getting ready to go on a second honeymoon that will involve lots of hut-to-hut hiking in the… Continue reading A Mini Tutorial for a Mini Gear Bag