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3 useful tips for cutting out

scissor collection

Do you enjoy cutting fabric, or do you find it anxiety-producing? I know not everyone enjoys cutting out; I quite like it though. Although I trained as a patternmaker, I started my career as a junior cutter, and worked as a cutter on and off for about 9 years. The most expensive fabric I ever…

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Re-creating Thayaht’s Tuta: mission complete

Thayahts tuta finished

Folks, I’m happy to report that I’ve finished the Tuta and it’s an outstanding success. Read the previous posts here: Part 1 introduction, Part 2 the toile and Part 3 work in progress. I love the utility feel of it…..the pockets, the way the top blouses, the leg cut, all those opportunities for topstitching… The…

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Introducing the Double Fold Waistband

Introducing the Double Fold Waistband

Hello sewing tech enthusiasts, Introducing the double fold waistband, one of the sewing techniques I’m using in my next sewing book (does that make it sound dry and boring?  I hope not!) Undoubtedly this is no new idea; I make no bold claims to be the inventor.  Although I’ve never seen this type of waistband…

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