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Tracings - Learning to Sew Tracings - Learning to Sew


Tracings - Learning to Sew            


You know when you walk out that door wearing that fabulous outfit and people just look at you in disbelief when you tell them that you made it yourself?! I love that every.single.time! 


And guess what they say next. "I wish I could sew." Well, it's your turn to tell them that they can! We are dedicating this issue of Tracings to learning to sew...with tons of patterns and resources to help you teach yourself or others. 


Years ago when my mom visited me, I showed her how to sew some bags. Before she left, she had made 20 bags, two sets of cloth napkins and many other things I cherish to this day. 


So what are you waiting for? Spread the sewing love today!


Happy Tracing!



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In Volume #34
Learning to Sew: Adults and Teens
Easy But Great Patterns
Learning to Sew: Adults and Teens


Once upon a time in a not-so-imaginary past, more people knew how to sew. Sewing was a standard subject in grade school and junior high, and it wasn't uncommon to have several generations of family in the home who knew how to sew and made their own clothes. 

Fast forward to the 21st century. 

Friends who learned to sew
Computer education has replaced home arts classes and shop, and most of U.S clothes manufacturing takes place in countries like China.

But buttons still fall off clothes, hems still fall down and seams still come apart, even though many of us haven't been trained to deal with them. Do we throw our clothes away when these problems occur? We shouldn't. We should be self-reliant and depend on our own resourcefulness.




Patterns Easy but Great Patterns 
Simplicity 1946 Unisex Child's,Teen's, and Adult's Robe and Pet Bed
Simplicity 1946 Unisex Child's,Teen's, and Adult's Robe and Pet Bed
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Simplicity 2147 Misses' Mini-Dress, 
Tunic and Belt
  Simplicity 2147 Misses' Mini-Dress, Tunic and Belt
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Simplicity 2061 Misses' Knit and Woven 
Simplicity 2061 Misses' Knit and Woven Pants
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Simplicity 2164 
Simplicity 2164 Bags
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 Simplicity 2286 
Misses' Skirts
Simplicity 2286 Misses' Skirts shop now


Simplicity 2290 Child's, Teen's & Adult's Pants
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 Butterick 5870 
Misses' Dress 
Butterick 5870 Misses' Dress
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McCall's 6794 Misses' Tops and Tunics
McCall's 6794 Misses' Tops and Tunics shop now


McCall's 6773 
Misses' Tops 
McCall's 6794 Misses' Tops and Tunics
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McCall's 6725 Misses' Skirts
McCall's 6725 Misses' Skirts




Kwik Sew 3344 Unisex Adult's Shirts
Kwik Sew 3344 Unisex Adult's Shirts


Kwik Sew 3063 Misses Swimsuits & Pants
Kwik Sew 3336 Misses' Skirts



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