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I am a mother, a new grandmother, and a teacher. But whatever happens in my life, I keep sewing. I have worked as a political communicator and now as a teacher in my formal life. I have also written extensively on sewing. I have been a frequent contributor and contributing editor of Threads magazine and the Australian magazine Dressmaking with Stitches. My first book Sew.. the garment-making book of knowledge will be published in May 2018 and is available for pre-order from Amazon


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Monday, November 29, 2010

A great collar tutorial

Fellow sewer Lisa has put together a great Flicker tutorial on making a collar with a stand.

As she doesn't blog but is sewing along with us I thought I would post the link here 

Lisa this is so helpful, thank you so much for going to the trouble to do this.


a little sewing on the side said...

LisaB's tutorial is outstanding! I picked up so many tips. I can't wait to get a sewing hammer. Everyone needs a sewing hammer, eh?

LisaB said...

Hey, Robin! I use my sewing hammer a lot! I first learned about them from Kathleen Fasanella in this post. http://www.fashion-incubator.com/archive/tools_and_supplies/

A hammer really comes in handy for flattening seams that you need to cross over when hemming, etc. I loved how flat it made the collar and stand.

sdBev said...

Been there; done that; have the wadders to prove it too!

It happens and unlike your son-in-law, as sewists we simply get over it.

sdBev said...

Ummmm my comment was supposed to be on the post about the snowsuit. I don't know what happened that it ended up here.

Vicki said...

Great tutorial. Thanks ladies.