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4-H Clothing Project Reference Manual - a detailed text-based guide on sewing for beginners, with instruction on clothing repairs, common types of hand stitches, cutting tools, darts, equipping your sewing box, facings, hand sewing, how to make a knot, how to thread a needle, how to use your thimble, marking tools, measuring tools, parts of a sewing machine, pressing pointers, pressing tools, seams, sewing tools, shortcut set-in sleeves, shorten a hem, staystitching, textures, fibers, fabrics, types of buttons, using a pattern, using a serger, using color, your sewing machine, zippers and more   (Rating: 6.96 Votes: 2180)   Rate this site: 5 6 7 8 9 10  Read Comments (1)

Beginner Sewing Lessons with Julie Culshaw - begining sewing lessons through authentic projects such as making a pull-on skirt, shell blouse, straight skirt and a more detailed shirt, covering such specific topics as pattern selection, layout & cutting, sewing & pressing, zippers, sleeves & side seams, sewing the back slit, hemming, shoulder pads, waistband and lining, interfacing & pocket, the shirt yoke, the collar , hems & buttonholes and more   (Rating: 7.00 Votes: 2468)   Rate this site: 5 6 7 8 9 10  Read Comments (9)

BHG: Quilting - a collection of illustrated online quilting lessons, covering tips for selecting a project, organizing the tools, and purchasing materials, cutting, piecing, appliqueing, quilting, finishing, cleaning and storing quilts, quilts for beginners, improving your applique, making your mark, stamping fabric, quilting history and more   (Rating: 7.08 Votes: 2407)   Rate this site: 5 6 7 8 9 10

Home Sewing Association: Learn to Sew - a collection of short, illustrated lessons on specific sewing topics, including such lessons as "Zipper in a Fly Front", "Hand Stitching", "Making a Muslin", "Machine Stitching", "Threads & Needles", "Cutting & Seams", "Words You May Wonder About ", "Sewing Machine 'Trouble Moments'", "Universal Basics", "Invisible Zipper Application" and more   (Rating: 7.33 Votes: 2787)   Rate this site: 5 6 7 8 9 10  Read Comments (2)

Quilt University: Quilt Glossary - a glossary of key quilting terms with links to basic illustrated quilting instructions, covering such concepts and terms as 4-patch, 9-patch, appliqué, bargello, batting, bias binding, binding, bleeding, blocking, butted seams, cornerstones, crocking, fat quarter, flying geese unit, fussy cut, fusible appliqué, grain line, half square triangles, layout, miter, needleturn appliqué, quarter square triangles, quilt sandwich, rotary cutter, rotary ruler, satin stitch, seam allowance, self healing mat, shadowing, sleeves, squaring up, stretcher bars, symmetry, zigzag stitch and more   (Rating: 6.96 Votes: 2222)   Rate this site: 5 6 7 8 9 10

Threads Online: Sewing Basics - illustrated online instructional articles on sewing for beginner and intermediate sewers, covering such topics as how to choose the correct pattern size, how to evaluate the fit and style of any pattern before you sew it, how to make a classic leather seam, how to measure and record accurate body measurements, cutting out, grainlines, inset corners, pattern layouts tips, sewing bias-cut garments, sewing principles, techniques for accurate stitching and more   (Rating: 6.96 Votes: 2377)   Rate this site: 5 6 7 8 9 10  Read Comments (1)




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