How to Sew French Seams – Tuesday Tutorial

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In continuing with our seam finishing tutorials and making our clothing gorgeous on the inside too, I thought I would share with you another simple and lovely seam finish, the French seam.  If you would like to see our previous post on seam finishes, you can find them here at Quick Seam Finishes. French seams…

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How to add a Faux Placket to the Potato Chip Skirt

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Adding a faux placket to the Potato Chip Skirt pattern is a fun and easy way to add an extra detail to this incredibly versatile skirt.  With just a couple simple steps you’ll have added a faux button placket and be sewing on your way. The Potato Chip Skirt pattern features a flat front with…

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It’s Not SCARY: Turning Bias Button Loops

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Raise your hand if turning bias button loops scares you!  It’s intimidating for many seamstresses to try and turn such a narrow tube, but with a few tips and tries you’ll be turning button loop tubes like a pro, and enjoying the professional look that fabric loops give your garment. Rule for Success #1 -…

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How to make a Suspender Skirt using the Sugarplum Skirt Pattern

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[UPDATE! No-fuss suspender skirt pattern included with our Sugar Dot Pinafore pattern for girls 1 to 10 years. No separate tutorial to follow, print, sew, go!] In addition to adding suspenders we also made the skirt a panel skirt, making this the perfect project for small cuts of fabric! In fact, this skirt can be…

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How to Make Double Fold Bias Tape and Neatly Overlap Ends

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Today I will show you how to make your own double fold bias tape from any fabric, how to sew it to your Tie Dye Diva creations (or any garment) and how to finish overlapping ends for for the most professional look. Jen’s patterns that require bias tape include a complete tutorial on how to…

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Make a Wear-Alone Dress from the Storybook Pinafore Pattern

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Pretty, frilly, pinafores! Originally pinafores were a protective apron designed to keep the dress beneath clean. (The word ‘pinafore’ comes from the fact they were originally just “pinned” to the front, or “fore” of a dress.) Tie Dye Diva Storybook Pinafore Pattern What if you love their vintage, ruffly goodness but … well … just…

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