When my children were little I made all of their clothes.  I even made their blue jeans until they got too big to wear "home made" clothes.  Now, since I have started working outside the home, I only have time to mend and do a few sewing projects for the house.  I look forward to sewing for my grandchildren when that time comes.

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I hope you find these links helpful in learning to sew.

Home Sewing Association

Burda Style  This website is a very informative sewing site with How-To's and Patterns.

This website gives step by step instructions on pattern layout and cutting, seams, darts, applying zippers, pressing and machine stitching, and making perfect buttonholes.  (Click on Guides For Sewing)

Taunton Threads is definitely the most resourceful sewing website I have found.  Sign up for their e-letter to receive monthly tips and sewing advice. Tips & Tricks in regard to garment construction, pressing, fitting, pattern layout & embellishments.

All in 1 Piping & Facing (Video)
Binding Options

More Boning

Elastic Waistbands

Keep Facings from Peeping Out
Decorative Edge (Video)

Layout Tips

Garment Contruction:
Construction & Sewing Tips
Construction Standards

Sewing For Children

Bag Your Jacket  Lining
Shortcut to Great Linings

Fold-over Stretch Trim

Turn & Topstitch Quickly Finish
Turtleneck finish for knits Video


Easy Fly Front (Video)
Lapped Zippers
Sewing In A Zipper

Sewing Velvet

Sewing With Suede pdf file
Making Outerwear with Down & Polyfill

More Useful Information

Cleaning Clothes:
Clothing & Fabric Care
Getting Clothes Clean pdf file
Removing Stains pdf file


Facings Made Easy pdf file
Square Neckline

Pressing Pointers pdf file

Garment Construction:
Collars pdf file
Patch Pockets pdf file
Sleeve Plackets & Bands
Waistbands pdf file
Zipper Pocket Insertion

Interfacing Guide

Pattern Layout & Symbols:
Pattern symbols
Pattern layout

Flatfelled seam








Sewing Lessons

Sewing Machine Troubleshooting

Sewing With Sergers:

Introduction to Sergers Videos
Understanding Serging & Overlock

Diane's Serger Place
Han's Serging Tips
Books by Gail Brown

Serger Question & Answers
Sewing Techniques with Overlock

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