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How to Sew with Ease and Pleasure

square-picSewing could try the patience of a saint, but it is possible for an impatient person to sew with ease and pleasure. Alison has tips to help keep frustration at bay.

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Sewing With Learning Disabilities 1

SquarepicCostuming can be tricky and learning disabilities add to the challenge. Emmalia shares tips on living and sewing with a learning disability.

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Sewing With Learning Disabilities 2

SquarepicCostuming's complicated at times - learning disabilities can make it more so. Emmalia advises costumers with a learning disability.

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How to Make Leather Masks

squarepicMasks are great fun for carnivals, cosplay or balls. Caroline shows how to make a new accessory that's a real conversation starter.

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10 Tips for Better Costuming

squareWe've all seen costumes that look breathtaking - such as our competition entries. Here Lisha shares 10 tips to help us achieve a top-quality finish. 

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Improving Theatrical Costumes, Part 1

squarepicYou're in charge of costumes for a theatrical production? There's a big task ahead! Lisha Vidler gives her tips on improving theatre costumes.

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Improving Theatrical Costumes, Part 2

squarepicTips on improving theatrical costume, including the tricky issue of skirt, petticoat and hoop length - how long should each be?

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The Question of Bulk

squarepicSewing instructions continually warn us to avoid bulk. But what is "bulk"? Emmalia explains good bulk and bad bulk...

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Improving Theatrical Costumes, Part 3

squarepicIn the last part of her series, Lisha explains some final wardrobe tricks to ensure your theater production looks professional.

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Laces, Braids, and Cords

SquarepicTransform humble string into braids, cords, ties and fastenings for your historic costumes with Gina's guide to custom laces which add strength and color.

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Sewing Basics: Seven Seam Finishes

squarepicUnless your garment is fully lined, it's important to finish the seam allowances so the raw edges won't fray. Lisha shows us seven options.

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Buying a Sewing Machine

SquarepicChoosing a sewing machine can be overwhelming. Lisha explains what to look for when buying and advises on the features you'll really use.

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