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Different Types of Pants in Fashion

Pants – or trousers as they’re also referred to – have been around since ancient times but the first ever recorded reports of people wearing this comfortable and practical lower-body clothing type was in the 6th century BC. Primarily worn by horse riders in Central and Eastern Asia and Persia, pants were at the time …

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Three Alternatives To Velcro (For When You Need To Remove It)

Velcro is often used as a fastening for clothing, but there are many other options available that can be used if velcro is not your thing. I know that when I’ve recieved something with velcro as a fastener, I quickly look for a something that I can replace it with. Mostly because the loop tape ends up catching on other garments and ruining them, so …

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How To Make Clothes – And Reasons You might Want To!

Making clothes is something that fills me with joy. Whether I’m designing and making my own using self drafted patterns, or sewing something up using another pattern designer’s pattern, knowing how to make clothes is one of the most rewarding skills that I know of. In this article I’m going to cover the various reasons …

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Sewing Pattern Storage Ideas: How To Organize Sewing Patterns!

The more you sew your own clothes, the more sewing patterns you will end up with, but what is the best solution for all those PDF sewing patterns that you’ve printed out over the years? What about all the patterns that you’ve purchased in physical form too? With the envelope and accompanying instruction booklet? And …

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My Spring Sewing Projects (March, April and May 2022)

Every year I mean to write an article about spring sewing projects and every year I forget until it’s too late. Not this year! I’m currently sewing up a storm so that I have some summer clothing to wear and I’m sharing the different sewing patterns that I’m using as well as details on the …

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What Is Stitch In The Ditch (And How To Do It For Garment Sewing)

Today we’re looking at what stitch in the ditch is, and how to do it, because it’s a great technique to use when sewing your own clothing. As well as being used for garment sewing, stitching in the ditch is also used for quilting, whether machine quilting or hand quilting. What Is Stitch In The …

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How To Clean And Oil Your Sewing Machine

When it comes to sewing machine maintenance, knowing how to clean and oil your sewing machine is something everyone who owns a sewing machine should know. That’s not to say you shoud never be taking your sewing machine to be serviced, but maintaiing the health of your machine at home will mean less damage to …

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