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Basics: Seam Allowances

Everything you sew has seam allowances. But what are they? (Includes tips!) Basics: Seam Allowances

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Basics: Presser Feet

There are many kinds of presser feet, each designed for a specific purpose. This article takes a closeup look at several different presser feet, including the zigzag foot, the pintuck foot, the walking foot, and many others. Basics: Presser Feet Enjoy!

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New Tuition Policy

As of June 15, 2015, Yesterday’s Thimble is instituting a new payment policy. Instead of paying for classes on an individual, class-by-class basis, students will now pay a monthly tuition fee. This policy will apply to all new students. Currently enrolled … Continue reading

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Second Crazy-Quilted Throw Pillow

Follow along as I design, construct, and embellish my second crazy-quilted pillow! New Diary: Second Crazy-Quilted Throw Pillow Enjoy!

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Basics: Pattern Symbols

Patterns tend to use a set of universal symbols. But if you aren’t familiar with those symbols, you’ll have a hard time sewing a pattern! Here’s a list of the most common pattern symbols and their definitions. Basics: Pattern Symbols Enjoy!

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Designing Custom Fabric

Thanks to sites like Spoonflower, it’s easy to have your own custom fabric printed. But how do you design it? This two-part tutorial will teach you everything you need to know. First, we’ll introduce you to the concept of tiling, and demonstrate how to digitize … Continue reading

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Apologies (And a Coupon!)

A few months ago, I updated the software for this website. This update inadvertently crashed the site’s communications features. I had no idea, but all commenting and private messaging has been offline since January! As soon as I realized we had a problem, … Continue reading

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Ten Tips For Pinning

Pinning is a vital part of sewing, but it can be hard to know what kinds of pins to use, or which direction to place your pins. Part of our “basics” series, this new article contains ten tips to help you improve your … Continue reading

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Seven Seam Finishes

To produce a high-quality garment, you need to finish your seam allowances. Unfortunately, most patterns don’t include directions for seam-finishing, which means you must learn this on your own. To help you out, here are seven seam-finishing techniques. They range from quick-and-easy to couture, so … Continue reading

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1915 Undergarments (In Miniature)

Every year, Your Wardrobe Unlock’d holds a costume competition. Costumers from around the world send in photos of the historical costumes they’ve made, and readers vote for their favorites. The winner gets a decent prize, along with public recognition of their skills. I’ve entered … Continue reading

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