Beyond Patterns: Optimal Sewing Techniques for Clothing


The hallmark of a well-made garment is construction that's inconspicuous: seams don’t ripple, hems that are invisible, zippers that don’t gap, and facings that don’t show. The fabric, interfacing, and thread all work together to create a satisfying garment — one you can be proud of.

And, yes, you can pull all this together. This guide offers solid advice from our staff experts -- complete with step-by-step instructions. You’ll find the fundamental information you need on ease, bias, turn-of-the-cloth, seam allowances, fabric preparation, and thread and interfacing selection. And you’ll discover detailed instructions for all the essential applications such as zippers, buttonholes, linings, pockets, collars, sleeves, and hems.

Whether you’re a novice or have sewn for decades, you’ll find techniques you can use again and again. Furthermore, you’ll be building a foundation that will benefit every future sewing project.

Good Luck!

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