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April 15, 2019
Exercise 14.01: Adjusting Thread Tension and Presser Foot Pressure

The following is an example exercise from the book How To Start Sewing. In this exercise, we look at how to adjust the thread tension and presser foot pressure on...

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Pattern Alterations V8499 Trousers: From Toile No. 1 to No. 2. Front upper pattern piece altered using cut and spread method, Image 3.
July 13, 2018
Quick Cut and Spread Experiments

Using cut and spread can be a daunting technique, and the idea of cutting into a pattern piece in the wrong place can put you off the concept altogether. However,...

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April 4, 2018
Create a Sewing Reference Folder

One of the key principles at the heart of our sewing book How To Start Sewing, is the idea of continuous testing and the importance of getting enjoyment out of...

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March 5, 2018
Printable Patterns for Sewing Samples

When we created the book How To Start Sewing, it was important that all the skills could be put to practical use. Whether you are a sewing beginner trialling a...

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