Ashley Hughey

Ashley Hughey

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Sewing 101: Pattern Drafting

Sewing 101: Pattern Drafting

If you’re like most of us, you probably have quite a few garments in your wardrobe that you love the fit or style, and wish you could recreate more. We’re going to show you an easy way to draft a pattern from an existing garment using a brand new fabric.

Supplies Needed

Instructions

Lay your garment on tracing

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Sewing 101: Attaching Knit Bands

Sewing 101: Attaching Knit Bands

Nothing complements a handmade knit garment more than clean, functional arm and neck finishings. It can seem intimidating, but attaching knit bands is easier than you think!

We’ll show you 3 simple band application techniques using a serger and a regular sewing machine along with 3 optional top stitch techniques for beautiful, professional results.

For all the techniques below, I used 1 ¼” wide crosswise grain strips of coordinating cotton lycra jersey knit fabric, with black thread in order to

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