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Sewing Help
pattern tips fitting tips sewing tips how to do stuff
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Newest Links

11/27/10
pockets

11/05/10
zippers

06/16/10
buttons, holes, snaps

sewing dictionaries


Pattern Tips

pattern help pattern drafting pattern altering pattern terms
Pattern Help

stop are you sure that pattern will work? - Threads

pattern report card - from above article - Threads

to judge a pattern, start with it’s cover - Threads

choose the correct pattern size - Threads

pattern layouts - Threads

cutting out - Threads

the merits of a basic fitting pattern - Threads

08/29/06

how to lay out pattern pieces - Ehow

using multi sized patterns - Get Creative

what is seam allowance - Simplicity


Pattern Drafting
drafting a basic bodice pattern - Briana

leena's pattern drafting lessons - Leena.com

09/26/06

making a jacket lining pattern - Unique Techniques PDF

modern pattern design (online book written in 1942) - Vintage Sewing

basic pattern drafting - The Renaissance Tailor

draft a skirt - Fashion Era

draft a strait skirt - Textile Creation Club archived

draft a straight blouse without bust dart - Textile Creation Club archived

draft a collar - Textile Creation Club archived


Pattern Altering
03/20/05

how to install elastic waist inserts - Get Creative Show

09/26/06

robe pattern from t-shirt pattern - Craft and Fabric Links

convert a basic pant pattern to pleated pants - Unique Techniques PDF

pleated and darted pants - how to change one to another - Silhouette Patterns



Pattern Terminology
10/21/05

pattern symbols - Kate's Pages

fashion glossary - Dress King

09/26/06

seam allowance - Simplicity



This section has been checked for dead links on 04-17-09


Fitting Tips


measurements ease charts pattern adjustments trial fitting everything else


Measurements

taking measurements - Kate's Pages

how to measure up - Threads

clone yourself a fitting assistant - Threads

the crocois family - Threads

08/03/04

personal body measurement chart - Butterick (archived)

11/21/07

measurements for fitting pants New Mexico Extention Service PDF

check your pattern for proper fit - New Mexico State University

Ease Charts
ease chart for wovens - Butterick

measurements you need to check a pattern's ease - Threads

11/21/07

vintage pattern sizes - Kate's Pages

general ease chart - Sewing Pattern Software

Pattern Adjustments
broad back pattern adjustment - Threads

dowager's hump pattern adjustment - Threads

adjustments for a better fitting t-shirt - Threads

altering darts - Patterns That Fit You

seam method of pattern alteration - Threads

adjustments for full or thin thighs - Sew News

tapering or widening pants - Threads

pants fitting tips - Lindrix

08/03/04

shoulder adjustments - Sew News

correcting a binding or gaping armhole - Sew News

11/21/07

gaping necklines on knit shirts - Unique Techniques PDF

shoulder savvy - Sew News

darts - what they are and why we need them -adding, sewing and pressing tips - Timmel Fabrics

full bust adjustment - Timmel Fabrics

expanding the middle - Get Creative

making perfect pants - New Mexico State University

pants tips and techniques - Sew News

fitting thighs - Sew News

various pattern adjustments [instructions are brief and drawings are tiny] - New Mexico State University

80 fitting problems - Vintage Sewing

fitting yourself - Sew News

Trial Fitting
08/03/04

pin fitting patterns - Sew News

11/21/07

making a muslin - Alley Cat Scratch

Everything Else
fitting and sewing a bra - Threads (archived)

03/21/05

what to do if the garment is too tight - Threads

PDF 11/21/07

recognizing fitting problems - Sewing.org

understanding fit - Silhouette Patterns



This section has been checked for dead links on 11-21-07


Sewing Tips

buttons zippers pockets darts piping
interfacing facings bias tape bias fabric waistbands
hems straps techniques seams knits
plaids and stripes hand stitching machine stitching shortcuts dictionaries


02/06/05

Buttons, Button Holes and Fasteners

Buttons
sewing buttons - Fabricland

how to sew on a button - Ehow

sewing on a button - Vintage Sewing

choosing the right button - Fabricland West

03/12/08

sewing a button with a thread shank - savvy Seams

06/16/10

how to make a fabric covered button - Craft Pudding Blog

Button Holes
hand worked button holes - Sewing.org - archived

hand worked button hole - Pattern Master PDF

manual machine button hole - Thru Hiker

placement, length, marking, sewing, measuring the button
button holes - Sew News

button hole size, placement, cutting - New Mexico State University

bungled buttonholes - Threads

03/12/08

removing button hole stitching - Threads

06/16/10

button hole tutorial - Purlbee

buttonholes are our friends - Indietutes.blogspot

most important buttonhole - sewmoreforu archived

handstitched buttonhole - Craft Stylish

marking and sewing button holes - Sewing.about

embelished button holes - Creative Needle Mag archived

buttons and button holes - I Sew

fleece buttonholes - Fabricland West archived

Other Fasteners
making frog closures - Mary Hunt

snappy snaps - Fabric Land

how to sew on snaps - EHow

03/12/08

hand done eyelet holes - The Renaissance Tailor archived

making a frog button - EZ Fit

06/16/10

attatching a magnetic snap - Craft Apple


Zippers
08/03/04

all about zippers - Fabricland

10/31/10

zippers made easy basics - New Mexico state University PDF

sewing in a zipper (centered, lapped, invisible) - Threads


Fly Zippers
11/05/10

inserting a zipper in a fly opening (video) - Threads

inserting zipper in pants: fly front with extended facings - Sew Knit

how to do a mock fly zipper - Mama Fitzz

Invisible Zippers
11/05/10

how to install an invisible zipper (video) - Sewing.com

invisible zipper tutorial - Sewing.org

sewing invisible zipper - The Sewing Divas

Lapped Zippers
11/05/10

a lapped application zipper - Sewing.about

Center Zippers
11/05/10

a centered zipper - Sewing.about

how to sew a zipper - Sew Stitch Learn

Separating Zippers
11/05/10

sewing a separating zipper - Sewing Business


Pockets
Patch Pockets
10/21/04

patch pockets - mitered corners/gathered rounded corners - New Mexico Extention Service PDF

11/27/10

lined rounded pocket - Indietutes

the secret to perfect patch pockets - Elegant Musings

how to sew a patch pocket to the inside a purse - Fat Orange Cat

lined patch pockets with facings - Sew a Straight Line

how to make a self lined pocket - Love to Sew

lined patch pocket - any shape - ikatbag

sewing on a patch pocket - video - ehow

Flaps for Patch Pockets
11/27/10

pockets with flaps - Sew a Straight Line

how to make a flap on a patch pocket video - Ehow

Welt Pockets
11/27/10

how to sew a single welt pocket - Fashion Incubator

how to sew a welt pocket opening video - Bordado Persona Lizado

how to sew a welted pocket video - Sew Cheeky

welt pockets video - Kaylas Cloth Kits

adding a zipper to a welt pocket opening - Creative Little Daisy

bound welt pockets - Sew a Straight Line

Inset Pockets
11/27/10

side slant pocket - Very Purple Person

front hip pockets - Sew a Straight Line

how to make an inset pocket - Craft Stylish

Inseam Pockets
11/27/10

inseam pockets video series - Ehow

stitching all-in-one inseam pockets - Dummies

how to sew an integrated inseam pocket - Wiki How

inseam pockets - Sew a Straight Line


04/18/05

Darts
darts (marking, sewing, pressing) - Sewing.org

darts - how to sew them and what's their purpose anyway - Timmel Fabrics


Piping
applying piping - Sewing About

perfect piping - Timmel Fabrics


11/05/04

Interfacing
interfacings - University of Nebraska - temp unavailable

in's and outs of interfacing - Fabricland

back to basics - interfacing - Sew News

selecting interfacings and linings - New Mexico State University PDF

interfacing chart - Fabric Land


11/15/05

Facings
facings made easy - New Mexico State University

facing and understitching lesson - Kate's Pages

neck facings - The Renaissanse Tailor


Bias Tape
what is bias tape - Simplicity

how to make bias strips - Nancy's Notions

making your own bias tape - Savvy Seems

installing bias binding - Sewing.org

making and installing bias binding and piping - Alternative Windows

applying double fold bias tape - Wrights

applying single fold bias tape - Wrights


Bias Cut Fabric
Bias 101: Master the tricks of sewing bias-cut garments - Threads


Waistbands
waistbands made easy - New Mexico State University

the truth about waistlines - Get Creative


Hems
hems at the end! - Kate's Pages

hand hemming - Vintage Sewing

hems - New Mexico State University PDF


Straps


Various Sewing Techniques
notched collar basics - Sew News

attatching ribbing - Craft and Fabric Links

conquering inset corners - Threads - video

sleeve plackets and bands - New Mexico State University

sewing collars - New Mexico State University

sewing sleeves - New Mexico State University

sewing a shirt tail hem - Mary's Productions

11/15/05

making fabric cording - Savvy Seams

gores, gussets, inserts - The Renaissanse Tailor


Seams
Finishing Seams
edge stitch, pinking shears, zigzag, overcast, clean finish, bound, hong kong
seam finishes - University of Nebraska

turned edges, zig zag, pinking
basic seam types - Kate's Pages

turned in, fell, french, french fell, french fold, roll seam, whip seam, open bound, closed bound, flat bound, stay seam, single stitch, double stitched, broad stitched, strap, welt, single + double stitch french welt, lap, overlap, fold lap, plain slot, stayed slot, overslot, false slot
Vintage Sewing

flat fell and french seams
seam finishes - Kate's Pages

flat fell seams
Get Creative
Sewing.org
Islander Sewing PDF

Grading Seams
how to grade a seam - Sewing.about

how-to grade a seam - Fiber Images

What is the correct way to grade a seam allowance? - Sew News


Puckered Seams
how to avoid puckered seams when sewing - e-how.com


Sewing with Knits
knit fabrics - Denver Fabrics

sewing with knit fabric - University of Nebraska - temp unavailable

sewing with knits - University of Nebraska - temp unavailable

primer on sewing knits - Threads

knit-ty gritty - Sew news

sewing on knits - Timmel Fabrics

adding ribbing or self binding to neck line - clear instructions - Timmel Fabrics


10/21/05

Sewing with Plaids and Stripes
sewing with stripes - University of Nebraska - temp unavailable

sewing with plaids - University of Nebraska - temp unavailable

working with plaids- Sewing.org archived

Success with plaids and stripes - Fabrics.net

sewing with plaid fabrics - Timmel Fabrics


11/05/04

Hand Stitching
back stitch, oversewing, running, slip, tacking
stitches - Alternative Windows

running, back, prick stitch, slip, catch, blind
hand stitching techniques - Sewing.org

basting, back, half back stitching, running, running and back, overcast, overhanding, gathering, double gather, shirring, scalloped edge, smocking, blind, whip, darning, lots of other neat stuff!
1893—School Needlework (on-line book) - Vintage Sewing

hem, catch, feather, chain, outline, blanket, embroidery knots
1893—School Needlework (on-line book) - Vintage Sewing

back , pick stitch, basting, chain, cross, fagotting, feather, hemming, padding, running, slip, tailor tack, whip
hand sewing stitches - Fiber Images


04/18/05

Machine Stitching

stay stitching - Sew News

top stitching - University of Nebraska - temp unavailable

gathering - Get Creative

02/17/06

basting, stitch in the ditch, gathering, under stitching, stay stitching - Sewing.org

stay stitching - Denver Fabrics

stay stitch a shawl collar - Dress Shop

top stitching - University of Nebraska - temp unavailable


Sewing Tips and Shortcuts
sewing ups and downs - University of Nebraska - temp unavailable

Tips we've collected over the years - Milwaukee Chapter ~ American Sewing Guild

20 ways to improve your sewing - Threads

Easy Ways to Acheive Precision in your Sewing (cutting, marking, guiding, start and ending stems) - Threads PDF

sewing guide lines - Sewing.org

tips for making a down coat - New Mexico State University

viewer's hints- Sewing with Nancy

sewing shortcuts - New Mexico State University

sewing shortcuts are boon to seamstresses short on time! - Fabrics.net

optimize sewing time - Patterns that Fit You

11/15/05

sewing tips - Got Fabric

recycling - Sew News

great sewing notions hide in the oddest places - Sew News


08/04/05

Sewing Dictionaries
glossary of sewing terms - Kate's pages

sewing dictionary - Sewing.com

curtain terminology - Fabricland West archived

sewing glossery - Express Sew archived

sewing dictionary - Sewing Web

06/16/10

sewing dictionary - isew



pockets checked on 11/27/10
zippers checked on 10/21/10
sewing dictionaries checked on 06/16/10
hems checked on 03/17/08
button, buttonhole and snaps section checked 06/16/10
The rest of this section has been checked for dead links on 02-17-06


How to do Stuff

sewing instructions jean alterations clothing alterations sewing from ready to wear
mending how to use your equipment how to flatter your figure miscellaneous tips


10/21/04

Sewing Instructions

sewing rib cuffs on underwear - Sewing Lingerie

making a buttoned down pant vent - Sew News archived 

03/20/05

how to sew perfect T-shirt - Timmel Fabrics

T is for T-shirt - New Mexico State Universtiy PDF

make peek a boo cuffs for kid's jackets - Get Creative Show

03/16/09

how to make a tuxedo bib - Threadbanger Blog

how to bind your quilt - A Day in the Life of the Christensons Blog



How Alter Your Blue Jeans
03/17/09

hemming jeans - Canadian Crafter Blog

how to hem jeans - Dacia Ray Blog

hemming jeans like a pro - Sketchee Blog

how to make bell bottom pants - Diyfashion About.com

embroidered jean bottoms - Making Friends

trim your jean bottom - Express Sew archived 

how to convert jeans into maternity jeans - Sew Chic Blog



Clothing Alterations
altering necklines - Laura's Sewing Studio

add a decorative patch - Sew News archived 

03/20/05

adapting a bra to accomodate a prothesis - Threads

03/17/09

how to put side panels into pants - diyfashion about.com

how to take up trousers - Planet June Blog

hemming pants - Diyfashion About.com

how to put a side slit in a skirt - about.com

how to sew a ruffle on a sock - Bless your Family Blog

adding a materinity panel to a skirt or pants - The Palmer Pages

converting a regular bra into a Nursing Bra - Jan Andrea at home on the web



Sewing From Ready to Wear- Using them as a Pattern
03/21/09

ten minute drawstring pants - Made by Petchy Blog

diaper, pants and hat from a knit shirt - Diaper Swapers Forum

fitted diaper on the cheap - Dianna's Jounal Blog

easy kid's pants from a t-shirt - Rookie Moms

how to make a baby romper from a t-shirt - Wiki How

baby tube socks from an old sweater - Scarlet and Cinnamon Blog

ladies underwear - kbwinson on Photo Bucket

hoodie using a t-shirt as a pattern - stylist on Team Sugar



Mending

03/21/09

how to sew up a hole in jeans - Instructables

mending jeans with an inside patch - Sewingweb

a heart shaped patch for jeans - Koala Brains Blog

patching the knees of pants Simple Green and Frugal CO OP Blog

mending a hole from underneath - Hadley Gets Crafty Blog

mending a ripped seam - DIY Fashion About.com

replacing a jeans zipper - Sewing About.com

repair a broken zipper - DIY Fashion About.com

how to replace a broken zippper - Threads

how to replace a drawstring - DIY Fashion About.com

how to repair a blind hem of a skirt - Craftzine Blog

how to fix a belt loop on jeans - Craft Stylish

how to darn a sock or blanket - Craftzine Blog

how to darn a sock with yarn - Zig Zag Stitch Blog

how to patch a hole in a sweater with crochet - Craft Stylish

hand reparing a frayed buttonhole - Ehow

how to rip out a seam - Purlbee Blog

how to mend a torn sheet - Craftzine Blog

how to repair a torn chair - Craftzine Blog


How to Use your Equipment
03/20/05

using a rotary cutter - Sewing Web

using a needle threader - Sewing About

11/15/05

two for one: using your double needles - Sewing.org archived 

twin needles and twice the inspiration - Timmel fabrics

bobbin basics - Thru Hiker

how to wind a sewing machine bobbin - Ehow

threading the needle - Sew 2 Go

how to use the stitch length setting on a sewing machine - Ehow

03/21/09

how to use a fasturn - Craft Stylish

how to use a loop turner - Craft Stylish

using a hemming foot - Jan Andrea at home on the web


How to Flatter Your Figure
03/20/05

fashion feasability (pattern selection by figure type) - New Mexico State University

pattern selection - chapter 4, lesson 9 - Vintage Sewing

determining personal colors - New Mexico State Universitiy

clothing can create an optical illusion - good or bad! - Fabrics.net

11/15/05

color and fabric to slenderize - University of Nebraska - University of Nebraska archived 

analyzing color in your wardrobe - University of Nebraska archived 

design lines to slenderize - University of Nebraska archived 

Miscellaneous Tips and Whatever!
how to darn a sock - Ehow

how to fix Barbie's frizzy hair and get a great looking doll - Karin

how to make an emergeny sewing kit - Ehow

how to make two toned zippers - Get Creative

Lord of the Rings costume making tips - Alley Cat Scratch

03/20/05

printable mini stuff for your dollhouse or barbi (like furniture, rugs, etc) - Print Mini

03/16/09

how to shorten a zipper - Denver Fabrics

easiest way to learn to make clothes - Barbara Frankon Online Blog

kids shoe size ruler - Kids Shoes



This section has been checked for dead links on 03-15-09


Machine Help

sewing machine help needles and thread machine parts and manuals


12/20/04

Sewing Machine Help

pre-panic checklist - Lydia

the ultimate fault finder - Sussex Sewing Machines

do it your self maintenance - Sew News archived

sewing machine maintenance - New Mexico State University

check list of common machine troubles - New Mexico State University

troubleshooting problems - Ultimate Sew and Vac

sewing machine check up - Sew News archived

how to clean a sewing machine - Ehow

02/17/06

maintenance & repair help - Sew USA

common machine problems - Sew to GO

thread tension - Thru Hiker

04/17/09

persistent thread breaking - Start Sewing

tips on buying a new sewing machine - quilt.com

common machine troubles - New Mexico State University

understanding tension - Threads


Needles and Thread
what you ought to know about sewing machine needles - University of Nebraska archived

how to choose a needle for machine sewing - Ehow

selecting machine needles - Get Creative

selecting the right needle for the job - Fabricland

needle know how - Sew News archived

machine needle know how - Threads

threads and needles (hand and and machine needles) - Sewing.org archived

how to choose a sewing thread - Ehow

02/17/06

fabric thread and needle chart - Craft and Fabric Links

a guide to sewing machine needle selection - Denver Fabrics

selecting sewing machine needles - Denver Fabrics

04/17/09

how do you know if you are using the right needle - All Free Crafts

hand sewing needles (with needle images) - Fiber Images

types of hand needles (with needle images) - Dritz PDF

types of pins (has pin images) - Dritz PDF

machine needles (with needle images) - Dritz PDF


Where to get machine parts and manuals
Ultimate Sew and Vac - parts and manuals for many brands

Singer Sewing Machine - Singer Machines, Parts, Maunals and Notions

A-1 Sewing Machine Repair Specialists - Parts for many brands

Allbrands.com - machine manuals, machines, accessories, etc.



This section has been checked for dead links on 04-06-09


Fabric Help

pressing fabric burn tests how much fabric fabric terms other stuff



11/30/04

Pressing

pressing methods - University of Nebraska archived, pictures are broken links but text is fine

pressing thoughts - Sew News archived

pressing pointers - New Mexico State University PDF


Fabric Burn Tests
how to determine fabric content by using the burn test - Lindrix

how to do a "burn test" for textile identification - Caitlin

fiber ID - Sew News archived

fabric identification - Fabrics.net

burn test #021 - Northwest Territory Alliance Patternmaster PDF


How much fabric do I need?
fabric conversion chart - Patterns that Fit You

fabric width conversion chart - Butterick

fabric yardage requirements - Get Creative Show


Fabric Terms Defined
all about fabric - Fabriclink

fabric glossary - Regal Fabrics

natural fibers - Fabrics.net

man made fabrics - Fabrics.net

How man made fabrics are made - Fabrics.net
- my warped summary of what they say -
Petroleum based chemicals in a liquid state are squished through a device to form a stringy liquid similar to airplane glue. (probably smells like it too! It is probably deoderized somewhere along the way) When this goo dries it becomes a filiment that is formed into a type or yarn then it is made into fabric. Yum, solidified motor oil! Could be why I am allergic to all synthetic fibers.


Other Stuff
understanding grain - Threads

how to store fabric - Sew News archived



This section has been checked for dead links on 04-06-09


On-line Lessons

applique bow making crochet cross stitch embroidery
needle lace knitting macrame quilting rag rugs
rug hooking sewing silk ribbon smocking hug your kid!



Applique

Quilt Swappers - lessons

05/07/05

Sewing Machine Applique - New Mexico State University


Bow Making

05/07/05

Bow Making Instructions - Elegance in Bloom

Ribbon How To's - Offray

Making Bows and Rosettes - Alternative Windows

How to Make a Bow - Save on Crafts

Wyld Rose Instructions - wyldwmn


Crochet

Bev's - crochet lesson links


Cross Stitch

AOK Corral - directions

Learn to Cross Stitch - heart project

Animated demos of stitches

Method of Working Cross Stitch


Embroidery Stitches

Heritage Shoppe - guide to stitches

Embroiderers' Guild - guide to stitches [near bottom of column]

Sharon B's - collection of stitches

Annimated demos of stitches

Vintage sewing - embroidery lessons


Needle Lace

Heritage Shoppe - guide to stitches


Knitting

Bev's - knitting lesson links

knitting.About.com - lessons

The Yarn Co - lessons

Vogue Knitting - instructions

Knit World - lessons


Macrame

05/07/05

Macrame Instructions - Handcrafted by Elaine


Quilting

Quilt Chat - lessons


Rag Rugs

Rug making tips and articles

Craftown - Rug Braiding


Rug Hooking

Rug Hooking online- basic instructions


Sewing

Home Sewing Association - lessons

Sewing.About.com - lessons

05/07/05

Begining Sewing - Craft and Fabric Links


Silk Ribbon Embroidery

Treads Magazine - Beginner's guide

05/07/05

Ribbon Smyth's Stitch Guide

Creative Needle On-line


Smocking

05/07/05

Smocking Instructions - Craftantics



This section has been checked for dead links on 05-07-05


More Info

sewing and fashion history various sewing links


Sewing and Fashion History

10/21/05

a history of denim - Levi Strauss archived

origin of bloomers- Keeping You in Stitches

history of the bra - My First Bra

button history - Historical Boy's Clothing archived

zipper history - cnc group

the invention of VELCRO - about.com

sewing threads - Sussex Sewing Machines

the history of sewing - Sewing Web archived


Various Sewing Sites
Vintage sewing Info - On-line Vintage Sewing Books

08/03/04

Threads magazine on-line

University of Nebraska - Textiles clothing and Design archived

12/20/04

New Mexico State University - Clothing Publication Listing

Rough Sewing - Joy's Basket of notes



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