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A very, very, VERY beginner sew along 7- sewing the hem and the finished product!

We are almost done, well I am done, I am wearing my top right now as I type!  So everything should be fitting great right now and looking finished except for the hem.  771 more words

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A very, very, VERY beginner sew along 6- sewing the seams

Now comes the super gratifying part, where your top takes shape.  Lets look again at our instruction sheet

Step one tells us to use 1/2 inch seam allowances.  655 more words

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A very, very, VERY beginner sew along 5- binding the arms and neck

Alright is everyone excited?  It is time to sew!  Bet ya didn’t think sewing involved so much time not actually sewing.  If you look at the instructions printed out with the pattern step one isn’t really a step, more of a guide for seam allowances that we don’t need for the binding so just ignore it for now. 553 more words

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A very, very, VERY beginner sew along 4- cutting the fabric and a big apology

First for the apology.  If  you bought 45 inch wide fabric and you are making larger than a size ten you will probably need more fabric (cringe, as you throw your cyber tomatoes at me and boo me).  735 more words

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A very, very, VERY beginner sew along 3- preping the fabric and discussing muslins

Pre-washing your fabric for sewing is important.  For years I never prewashed my fabric, then I had a top I really liked shrink a lot and I thought “why didn’t I pre-wash my fabric”!!!!!!!!  320 more words

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A very, very, VERY beginner sew along 2- preping the pattern

Okie dokie, lets get sewing, or pattern assembling anyway.  First you need to find our pattern here on Burdastyle.com .  To be able to download you need to join and log in.  841 more words

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VERY easy sew along 1 - Fabric shopping

Buying fabric is arguably one of the most fun parts of sewing.  There are some basic things the beginner should know while perusing the aisles of the fabric store.  651 more words

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