Welcome to the Assembil blog, a place where we can put to use many of the skills that we have described in detail in Assembil books. Up until now, Assembil followers may have enjoyed our books How Patterns Work or How To Start Sewing… but in the end, there is only so much you can gain by learning a skill in isolation. This blog will give us the space to show you how to bring separate sewing and pattern making skills to life, allowing you to see how techniques can be mixed and matched to create your own projects.
As the posts on the blog grow, you will find projects designed to inspire fashion design students and home sewers alike. We’ll use the skills in our existing books as a knowledge base, and show how they can be tweaked and hacked for individual situations and to overcome different problems.
We look forward to showing you how to use the methods in our books to work through the instructions on commercial sewing patterns, or to help you achieve a more professional result in your own projects by fine-tuning techniques. We’ll also be getting involved in many of the challenges and community projects that are such a strength in the online sewing community (and hopefully get more fashion design students on the hashtags too).
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