Top Tips for Sewing Checked Fabric

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We’ve rounded up the expert advice you’ll need for sewing checked fabric with success   Plaid, checks and tartan are all great winter staples. For a professional finish ensure your pattern matching is on point. BEFORE YOU START When buying plaid, checked or striped fabric, buy more than the pattern envelope suggests, as you will need extra fabric to be …

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So, Simple Sew is home to stylish sewing patterns and practical craft supplies. We have over 50 commercial patterns in the range including our hugely popular Cocoon Dress Pattern and gorgeous Simplicity Vintage sewing supplies. For a limited time only, we’re offering new newsletter subscribers three FREE digital pattern downloads! These oh so stylish, skill-building designs are perfect additions to …

How to Sew a Lapped Zip – Create an invisible closure on your garments

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Why use the lapped zip technique? A lapped zip is a polished finish that disguises the closure on a dress, skirt or trousers. It’s easy to install and will look fantastic on your handmade garment. Learn how to sew a lapped zip and you will be able to create beautifully finished clothing with a really clean outline, no bump. It’s …