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  • Selecting A Beginner Sewing Project

    As another session rolls by at The Sewing Studio, and we near the discussion about patterns and I am always reminded of past beginner students who have decided to choose a project which is just a tad over their heads.…

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  • Make a Wide Brim Fedora Using a Jacket

    Use your old jacket and transform it into a funky new fedora following the steps below. Add a leather belt piece to make it resemble this 1970’s Gucci fedora shown in the photo. Supplies: 1 jacket 1/2 yd (91.5cm) black…

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  • Make a Shirtdress From An Oversized Shirt

    Use an oversized denim shirt to make a dress! Add an embroidery detail for a super girly effect. Supplies: 1 Oversized denim button-up shirt Embroidered fabric to add on (or you can use decorative stitches on your machine to create…

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  • Make Your Own Patterns

    Making patterns from scratch might, at first, seem daunting and time-consuming. It certainly does take awhile to perfect, but, in the end, having the ability to create a pattern suited specifically and only for your body is a great reward…

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  • Make a Military Skirt Using a Trench Coat

    When spring finally arrives, which (we hope) is any day now, recreate your old trench coat into a military skirt like this Kenzo one shown above. Goodbye rain, hello sunshine! Supplies: 1 trench coat 3/4” (2 cm) wide elastic Safety…

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  • Make An Exaggerated Cowl Hoodie

    Exaggeratedly-oversized scarves have been gaining attention over the past few winters for both functional and aesthetic reasons, while at the same time, cowl necklines have become more and more popular because of their flattering drape. For those living in northern…

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  • Make Your Own Arm Warmers

    Sew a pair of arm warmers out of a knitted sweater similar to the ones in Donna Karan’s The Cashmere Collection (see photo above). Wear them during wintertime or in your next dance class. You can also pull these on…

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  • Learn to Sew at Your Own Pace

    Now that you’ve completed the Introductory Sewing class at The Sewing Studio, are you wondering which course to take next? Introductory Sewing 2 could be just what you need! Building confidence on the machine and honing your skills is your…

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  • Beginner Sewing Workshop

    If you are looking to learn sewing essentials, but don’t have a lot of spare time on your hands, Beginner Basics might be just what you need! Beginner Basics is a one-time three-hour based Specialty Workshop offered at The Sewing…

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  • Altering & Tailoring

    Since most clothing is mass-produced, retail stores cater to “average” body types. If you are a petite size, plus sized, or really tall like me, you might find yourself shopping at specialty shops. However, even if you fall into the…

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