Pattern Play Tutorial: extended sleeves with thumb holes

I’ve been seeing athletic jackets and long sleeve tees featuring this hand warming detail. I wanted to add thumb holes to my own lounge wear. This tutorial can be used with any jersey long sleeve top pattern (women, men and kids!) as it shows how to custom fit to anyone’s hand. Materials: long sleeve pattern…

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Shirtmaking

Sometimes a challenge is a great way to build new skills. Also, a made to measure fit means no weird button gaps or strange pulling in key areas like the shoulders, bust, waist, and hips. I plan to teach a course in shirtmaking for intermediate sewers (male and female) looking to take their sewing to…

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I’m certified! (Burda Teacher Certification Course)

I feel accomplished! I carefully planned and scheduled to create the various assignment projects for the beginner and the advanced courses since October. As you can see I had to demonstrate my skills with wovens, knits, pleats, darts, gathers, buttonholes, invisible zippers, etc. It was a fun challenge and I definitely learned a few new…

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