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Leena' PatternMaker Tutorial Web Site Metric Conversion Table Welcome to my series of hints and instructions for pattern drafting. To keep the pictures clear and readable the measurements are given only in centimeters. You can change centimeters to inches using formula 1 cm = 0.4 inches. 10 Sewing Mistakes That Will Make Your Clothes Look Homemade - Sewing, Alterations for Plus Size Women Handmade clothing is good. Clothes that look homemade-not so much. Why?

Fidget Quilts - There was a question on the facebook page about fidget quilts. I kind of knew what they were about, but it got me a bit more curious, so I took a look around and found some great resources and ideas. What is a fidget quilt? It really doesn’t have to be a ‘quilt’ but the idea is: giving the fingers and hands something to do.

SewNso's Sewing Journal: pleating 101 pleating 101 There are a few ways to pleat fabric for smocking, but the easiest and fastest way is by using a smocking pleater. My previous post was all about the anatomy of a pleater. Yellow Paper Flower Tutorial - Trendy Tree Blog Update: 4/28/15 Click here for an updated version of the Sunflower Wreath with Paper Burlap Center. Includes Video. Yellow Paper Flower Tutorial

Leena' PatternMaker Tutorial Web Site Copyright ©1998-2000 Leena Lähteenmäki, Järvenpää Preshrinking the fabric When you buy your fabric, ask how much it will shrink when washed. In all cases, when the fabric is washable and when you are not sure that the fabric won't shrink, it is safe to wash and iron it before cutting. Best Free Patterns & Dressmaking Websites Important Notes & Mini Glossary I'm just going to list the options you have for some important clothing parts here, plus information on different terms. I hope it's useful.

DIY mini mei-tai baby doll carrier - The Art of Simple - There’s just something so sweet about a toddler and her baby doll (or his, for that matter; my son loves his doll and animals, too). When we were first preparing to bring home baby number two, I decided to make a baby carrier for my daughter who was just over two at the time. I had loved wearing her in my handmade mei-tai, a gift from my sister-in-law, and decided to draft a simpler version for her to use with her favorite doll, Molly the Dolly. Now my third baby is almost two, and just approaching that perfect age for baby-doll-wearing. She loves going in the Ergo with mommy and thus was sweetly excited to put on this mini mei-tai and carry her own baby around. This is a simple project– easily completed in two naptimes for me.

Fashion Incubator » Tutorials New here? This is an index to all the tutorials and series published on Fashion-Incubator and was last updated August 14, 2012. Be sure to check back frequently for progress. All tutorials and projects are free but I do appreciate donations. If money is too crass, consider selecting a book from my Amazon wish list. If you like the material on this site, you’d probably like my book too so please consider purchasing it. Smithsonian American Art Museum Biography Richard E. Miller was a native of St. Louis, Missouri, where he first studied at the local School of Fine Arts and served as a staff illustrator for the St.