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Date: 4/23/08 12:03 PM
I thought it would be handy to have a list of everyone's favorite tutorials. I poked around a bit and didn't see this topic anywhere. I'll start off with my favorite Welt Pocket Tutorial. Debbie Cook, is this one yours? This is an excellent tutorial for the spatially challenged, as the photos are excellent and every step is photographed, leaving nothing to be figured out on your own.
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Date: 4/23/08 12:22 PM
This isn't a single tutorial, but I constantly refer to the section on Debbie's web site for how to do an FBA on various types of tops (Just yesterday, I used the raglan sleeve version where she rotates the dart to the side seam.)
Debbie Cook's tutorials
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Date: 4/23/08 12:41 PM
Debbie Cook takes the cake for FBA tutorials,
and for all the rest - pretty much Kathleen Fasanella has the tutorial market sewn up. (pun intended)
If you aren't familiar with her tutorials, run don't walk, to her site.
Her Fashion Incubator tutorials index is on the left sidebar about 2" down the page.
EditWell, I'm really glad you started this thread, because I didn't even know Debbie Cook had a whole list of tutorials. I followed the link and was pleasantly surprised. Between Kathleen and Debbie, most of us should be all set for awhile.
NancyWin wrote a good tutorial not too long ago on her blog too for flat fell seams .
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Member since 8/14/05
Date: 4/23/08 2:26 PM
I love Debbie's tutorials too, and here is one for an easy purse.
Tiny Happy Handbag Tutorial
AND, she also has this one -
Wrap Dress for child
All in all it's a nice blog as well.
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Date: 4/23/08 2:58 PM
I'm sure I've only looked at the tip of the iceberg here, but the Sewing Diva's Tutorials are extremely helpful. There is a nice tutorial on installing an invisible zipper with the seam already sewn to avoid the below zipper bubble that I've successfully used.
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Date: 4/23/08 3:10 PM
Don't forget Sigrid's tutorials. I'm quite in awe of Sigrid and her calm, precise approach to things.
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Date: 4/23/08 7:31 PM
Joan beat me to Sigrids's. I just used her tutourial for a banded collar. I have never in my life made a collar look as good!
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Date: 4/23/08 8:43 PM
The tutorial for the Jordy bag is still #1 for me. http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=32204.0
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Date: 4/24/08 0:30 AM
I still have three all time favorites in addition to those listed above - yes, I have actually used/learned from literally ALL the ones mentioned, with special thanks to Debbie and Sigrid -
These should be old hat to any advanced beginner/intermediate, probably so day to day that they are not even worth mentioning, but here goes
Sandra Betzina's fly front zip My computer is set up next to my SM, and I run this every time I do a fly. But I think she does hers backwards? I know I always have to change something to make the fly look RTW. And she doesn't cover fly guards at all, so I've had to wing that one.
Sarah Veblen on neckline binding for knits
Binding knits - totally terrific video on both the concept and execution of neckline binding. Plus ideas on how to expand into turtlenecks. As a SAHM, knits are my bread and butter, and this video really opened my eyes on how to achieve a professional finish.
Shirley Smith on Conquering Inside Corners
I've been designing more, and my designs involved inside corners an awful lot, but I didn't know how to sew them. This video brought me to a more professional level and I appreciate it.
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Date: 4/25/08 2:34 PM
My favorites are The Sewing Divas and Gorgeous Things for clear, well-written tutorials. I owe a huge debt to the Sewing Divas for helping me make my first Chanel jacket, and Ann's tips on Gorgeous Things (and CraftStylish, formerly BeSewStylish) are lifesavers.