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How to Turn a Swimsuit Pattern into a Tankini

There are many reasons why you might be drawn to a tankini swimsuit, from not having to worry about fitting the length, to the ability to mix and match bottoms, to just plain liking the style. It’s actually remarkably easy to turn a swimsuit pattern into a tankini – read on to learn how! Front:…

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5 Zero-Waste Garment Patterns to Try

Zero waste garments are those patterns that can be created by cutting all of your pieces out of one continuous piece of fabric. The zero-waste garment movement started to reduce the environmental impact of the fashion industry. 80% of a garments climatic impact is generated by the fabric. But an average of 15-25% of fabric…

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5 DIY Zero Waste Project Ideas

Single-use products are really not of this time anymore, when there are such good re-usable options available. A lot of energy is used to produce products that will almost immediately end up on a landfill. Preserving the resources we have at our disposal is the least we can do to take better care of our…

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Introduction to Cloth Menstrual Pads

Ok be honest, what did you think when reading the title of this post? – “Oh cool!”, “Ehm, what?” or even “Gross!”? I’ve been using them for a couple of years now, but I admit that when I first heard of them, my response was a raised eyebrow. My mission is to at least pique…

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Coral: How to Sew the Dress Pocket

The Coral Sweater & Dress View B has a lined in-seam pocket that is kind of unusual in its construction. To help you better visualize the construction, we’ve created this tutorial. It follows Step 2B through H of the instructions. What You Need: Pattern Front sewn up to Step 2A Pattern piece 4 (Pocket Lining)…

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Sewing the Side Seams of the Citrus Leggings

Sewing the side seams of View A and View B of the Citrus Leggings can seem a bit tricky because of the weird pattern piece shapes, but no need to fear! It’s not actually hard to sew them. Here are some photos and extra information to help you through the process. View A: When you sew…