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Decorative V-Notch for Sleeve Hem
This is a super simple technique for adding this pert and pretty V-notch to any sleeve hem.
Just Click Here to get your complimentary, download instructions.
Sure-Fit Designs™ SUPER INDEX by Sara Gray
As you know the Sure-Fit Designs™ fitting & sewing system provides volumes of information on fitting, designing and sewing in numerous locations throughout the kits, instruction books and Fashion Leaflets. Sara, from SewTogether, indexed the entire SFD fitting system and is so generously sharing her effort with all of you. With color coding and resource Source Keys, you'll find what you're looking for super quick! Please note - there are now 2 Index to choose from - Prior to 2015 and New as of March 2015.
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Where oh where have the buttons gone?
Available in a Download Version ONLY
Our Gift to You!
Going shopping? Let Sally Silhouette tag along.
Sally is a well-proportioned silhouette illustration. She's extremely useful when copying fashion designs and garment styles from ready-to-wear, pattern catalogues or magazines.
Just fold her up and tuck a few copies of her in your handbag. You just never know when you'll see that next exciting design you'd like to copy, design and sew for yourself.
You don't have to have artistic abilities with Sally as your buddy. Just sketch the style lines you're seeing in the garment directly on her body frame. Make any special notes in the space provided. Remember to check out the back of the garment and jot those details down too.
From this handy sketch, it's easy to replicate the design with your Sure-Fit Designs body blueprint.
Here's what she looks like. All you need to do is click on either (or both) links to obtain your Free copies of Sally Silhouette. She comes in 2 sizes. The full size Sally fits an 8.5x11 standard page (A4 sheet size for our international customers) for all your at-home sketching or 2 smaller Sally's stacked one on top of the other - just perfect for tucking in your handbag.
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You are welcome to make as many copies of Sally that you want to for your own personal use. However if any of you share 'Sally' on your own sewing blogs, please acknowledge the source.
Please take a few minutes to watch this short video on how to use 'Sally Silhouette'. She's a great sketch buddy to have on hand when browsing in ready-to-wear.
Estimating Fabric Yardage
Help! How Much Should I Buy?
Get your complimentary Yardage Cheat Sheet
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You are welcome to make as many copies of Sally's Back that you want to for your own personal use. However if any of you share 'Sally' on your own sewing blogs, please acknowledge the source.
By popular demand..I give you Sally's Back.
You'll find her extremely useful when copying designs and style lines from ready-to-wear.
Do some of those design lines carry through from front to back of the garment? Is there a unique back detail that you don't want to forget?
Now with this handy sketch form, it's easy to draw the design then replicate it with your Sure-Fit Designs body blueprint.
All you need to do is click on either (or both) links to obtain your Free copies of Sally Silhouette Back. It comes in 2 sizes. The full size Sally fits an 8.5x11 standard page (A4 sheet size for our international customers) for all your at-home sketching or 2 smaller Sally's stacked one on top of the other - just perfect for tucking in your handbag.
Glenda...the Good Stitch!
PRIOR to March 2015
NEW as of March 2015
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4 Free Getting-Started Gifts with Subscription
- Instructions for this 'Pretty in Peach Princess Jacket' design
- Instructions for the Color-Blocked T-Shirt
- 4-pg. essential Guide to Sewing Notions
- Drawing tool - Designer's Companion (with 1st order)
You will receive an email asking your to confirm your subscription. (Watch for this in your email Inbox. If it's not there, check your Junk/Spam folder). Then you'll be directed to the Subscription Gifts page where you can choose 1 or more of the Welcome Gifts (see revolving carousel below).
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To see what the Designer's Companion is used for and how it is different from the Designing Stylus, please click here.
Help! What do all these words mean?
Just click on the image to the left or on this Click Here link for your 7-pg Sewing Terms & Glossary. A PDF file will open up. Please be patient while the file loads into your computer.
Sewing Construction Steps:
a General Guide for Garment Assembly
-where to begin and what steps follow one another.
Just click on the image to the left or on this Click Here link for your 3-pg general Guide for how to assemble & sew garment - where to begin and what steps follow one another.
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