Pattern Matching

Pattern Matching

Pattern matching shows real attention to detail and is totally worth it for those special fabrics (or just those people who pay attention to details!).

Here’s a quick run down on how to pattern match. 

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Narrow Hemming

Narrow Hemming

This is my favourite method for narrow hemming. I love it as no pinning is needed and it can be completed in 4 easy steps.
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Specialist Pins And When To Use Them - Part 1

Specialist Pins And When To Use Them - Part 1

As the pin selection has grown at Sewing Gem it was time to do a quick run-down on choosing the right pin for the job.
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Tips on Tuesday - Sewing Bust Darts

Tips on Tuesday - Sewing Bust Darts

A few tips for sewing all darts, but particularly bust darts and avoiding the Madonna look!
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How To Shorten An Invisible Zipper

How To Shorten An Invisible Zipper

I love invisible zippers - I find them quick and easy to insert. They can also be shortened, which means as long as your zipper is longer (rather than shorter) that you need it will work for your project. Perhaps this is a good way of using up extra long zippers that you are wondering if you'll ever need.
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Tips On Tuesday - Adding A Trim To A Hem

Tips On Tuesday - Adding A Trim To A Hem

This week's tips on Tuesday is attaching a trim to a hem.
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Tips On Tuesday - Hong Kong Seams

Tips On Tuesday - Hong Kong Seams

A quick how to on creating Hong Kong seams. Perfect for creating neat and professional unlined garments.
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