5 Sewing Tips for January

5 Sewing Tips for January : from the archives of Pattern Scissors Cloth

One of my goals is to learn at least one new thing every day. Once you get to a certain level in anything, it is easy to keep plodding along not learning anything new – and I don’t want that to happen to me. The ‘new thing’ doesn’t have to be a big thing, sometimes […]

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Cutting Checks or Plaids – Part 2

Once I’ve planned where my checks are going to match, it’s time to start cutting! Lay the pieces right sides together, taking particular care that the checks are square, and not skewed – ie they are perfectly parallel and perpendicular to each other like they were designed to be.  Position the pattern piece in place […]

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Cutting Checks and Plaids – Part 1

Cutting checks isn’t hard at all, so don’t let that idea prevent you from giving them a go!  It does require some extra time and planning though – trying to do it in a rush isn’t really a good idea!Here are a few general tips from me: Lay up your cloth, lay out the pattern […]

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