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



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Basic Sewing Techniques
  21 Records, Last updated on 6/5/12 2:55 PM
   External Link Shirring and Smocking
A tutorial on how to use elastic thread to do smocking and shirring
6/5/12
   External Link Glossary of Fashion Terms
A fun list of terms from the Vintage Pattern Lending Library
4/3/12
   External Link Needles 101
Designer Pat Bravo gives an introductory guide to using needles in sewing.
4/2/12
   External Link General Tutorial on sewing with a Janome
Includes a video on how to use a variety of feet
4/2/12
   External Link Which foot to use?
Information and tips about using different feet on sewing machine
4/2/12
   External Link Making a ruffle
tutorial for making a gathered ruffle
3/30/12
   External Link Princess Seams
tutorial on how to transform bodice darts into a princess seam
3/30/12
   External Link Dart Basics
a tutorial for understanding how to mark and sew a dart
3/30/12
   Message Board Jeans Tips & Tricks
A compilation of helpful tips and techniques for sewing your own jeans.
3/29/12
   External Link Sewing Shortcuts (PDF)
PDF file from New Mexico State University on making your sewing faster
9/5/09
   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)
9/5/09
   Message Board Sewing Tutorials
PR Members link to some of their favorite sewing tutorials
4/26/08
   Message Board Pattern Sizing
Some hints to help decipher which pattern size to buy
9/11/06
   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
8/12/04
   Review Using Organza Selvages for Stabilizing
A tip by Gorgeous Things
2/11/04
   Newsletter Article Helpful Pressing Techniques
An article by Deepika
2/11/04
   Newsletter Article Before you sew
An Article by Julie Culshaw
2/11/04
   Chat Archive How to elevate your sewing to the next level
Expert Chat - Colleen L. Jones & Lisa A. Taranto
2/11/04
   Chat Archive Construction Techniques
Expert Chat Transcript - Judy Barlup
2/11/04


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