How To Take in a Dress with Piping

This formal dress has piping along the top edge: It has to be taken in at the bust area, which means I need to address the piping: I could take off all of the piping, make the alteration and restitch the piping down. However, that would involve taking off the hook or eye near the zipper…

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How to Hem Lining on Pants (or Skirts)

We’ve covered so many ways to hem pants so far. If you’ve missed those posts, look at the left hand column on this page and click on “All Past Categories” and the arrow by “Select Categories”. Then, click on “Hems”. There are still some more ways to sew hems which I’ll cover in future posts. But, I…

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How To Make Piping!

Let’s make some piping today! If you’re not familiar, piping is the edging on pillows, cushions and all sorts of home decor items. Sometimes, you’ll find it on backpacks and clothing as well. Here are some photos of piping. This pillow has thick piping around the edge. This piping is used as decorative trim on…

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