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How to Organise Sewing Patterns, Fabric and Projects

So, you’ve firmly fallen down the sewing rabbit hole, you’ve got tonnes of patterns, notions, fabric, and you’ve probably got loads of project ideas floating around your head 24/7. But how to you organise it all?

Answer: digitally, with Trello.

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How to do a Full Bicep Adjustment

A full bicep adjustment is one of the most simple sewing pattern adjustments to make, and is an essential skill in your garment sewing arsenal. Click through to learn how to adjust a basic sleeve pattern.

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How to Sew With Fleece

Some fabrics are notorious for being difficult to sew with. Fleece is one of them. Click through for a few tips for sewing with fleece.

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Do I Need to do a Full or Small Bust Adjustment?

Do you really need to do a Full or Small Bust Adjustment? Or do you simply need to grade out/in at the bust? Click through to find out.

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How to Size Up a Sewing Pattern

Got your eye on a vintage pattern but it’s not in your size? Or maybe your me-made was a tad too small but you don’t want to reprint/repurchase the pattern.

Sizing up or down a pattern is super simple; all you need is your original pattern, some tracing paper, a pencil and a ruler.

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How to Get the Most out of your Fabric

Or, how to get three projects out of one duvet cover.

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How to Finish Seams without an Overlocker

We all want to achieve a professional look on our me-made garments, but not all of us can afford to buy an overlocker/serger.

Luckily, I’ve found a fantastic resource with over 10 ways to finish seams without an overlocker.

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How-to: Blend Between Sizes on Sewing Patterns

So, you’ve measured yourself, looked at the pattern sizing chart, and decided that you’ll need to blend between sizes. But how do you do it?

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How-to: Thread a Manual Sewing Machine with Front Loading Bobbin

So you just bought a shiny new sewing machine…but how do you thread it?

Click through to learn how to thread a manual sewing machine with front loading bobbin.

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How-to: Choose Your Sewing Pattern Size

I’ve recently seen a lot of questions floating around social media regarding choosing a sewing pattern size.

This post will show you how to correctly measure yourself, and then choose a size from that information and finished garment measurements.

The main thing to remember, though, is that the size you end up making is highly unlikely to be the same size you buy ready made garments in store.