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The Sewing Knowledgebase is a collection of links as well as external sewing websites categorized by most commonly used topics.

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The Knowledgebase is a collection of helpful articles, message board topics, chat transcripts and articles, reviews, external links categorized by most commonly used topics.

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Basic Sewing Techniques
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   External Link Shirring and Smocking
A tutorial on how to use elastic thread to do smocking and shirring
   External Link Glossary of Fashion Terms
A fun list of terms from the Vintage Pattern Lending Library
   External Link Needles 101
Designer Pat Bravo gives an introductory guide to using needles in sewing.
   External Link General Tutorial on sewing with a Janome
Includes a video on how to use a variety of feet
   External Link Which foot to use?
Information and tips about using different feet on sewing machine
   External Link Making a ruffle
tutorial for making a gathered ruffle
   External Link Princess Seams
tutorial on how to transform bodice darts into a princess seam
   External Link Dart Basics
a tutorial for understanding how to mark and sew a dart
   Message Board Jeans Tips & Tricks
A compilation of helpful tips and techniques for sewing your own jeans.
   External Link Sewing Shortcuts (PDF)
PDF file from New Mexico State University on making your sewing faster
   External Link 20 ways to improve your sewing
Use these sewing principles to streamline your work and greatly enhance its quality - An online article by Barbara Emodi (Threads online)
   Message Board Sewing Tutorials
PR Members link to some of their favorite sewing tutorials
   Message Board Pattern Sizing
Some hints to help decipher which pattern size to buy
   Message Board Difference between stretch and ballpoint needles 7/15/05
   Message Board Slipstitch 1/19/05
   Message Board Neckline and sleeveless armhole finishes
How to avoid pilling
   Review Using Organza Selvages for Stabilizing
A tip by Gorgeous Things
   Newsletter Article Helpful Pressing Techniques
An article by Deepika
   Newsletter Article Before you sew
An Article by Julie Culshaw
   Chat Archive How to elevate your sewing to the next level
Expert Chat - Colleen L. Jones & Lisa A. Taranto
   Chat Archive Construction Techniques
Expert Chat Transcript - Judy Barlup

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