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Recreate your favorite item or make a new version of an old standby. Tips on make a pattern from an existing garment, including copying your fave jeans.

Sew Smart: How to Make a Pattern From a Piece of Clothing!

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More and more people make their own patterns from store bought garments today. It is pretty simple, but more importantly it satisfies our cr.

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Painter's Tape to create patterns from ready to wear garments

Cheap and Picky: But how to copy a pair of pants? You can't just lay them down and trace them. Enter the painter's tape. It is important to use painter's tape, or some other low-tack tape because you are going to actually put it ON the pants.

This site is Ahhhmazing!  Everything you ever wanted to know about sewing.  Sewing guides for tons of things and a bunch of great tutorials!

Can't wait to check this site out! Especially since M bought me my very own sewing machine! Pinner says: This site is Ahhhmazing! Everything you ever wanted to know about sewing. Sewing guides for tons of things and a bunch of great tutorials!

How to make a sewing pattern out of existing clothing

How to make a sewing pattern out of existing clothing

Tribe member KRiSTEN shows us how to make a sewing pattern from your favorite piece of clothing, without ruining the existing piece. It came in real handy for her post-ceremony rocking party outfit (which looks amazing with her kick-ass wedding boots).

Here's great advice for what to do with your fabric BEFORE cutting out your garment! Tilly and the Buttons: Before You Cut Your Fabric... LEARN TO SEW SERIES (Tips for Beginners)

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Before You Cut Your Fabric. Sewing tips for beginners. Preshrink all washable fabrics, no surprises after sewn. Then iron fabric using spray starch on cotton and poly cottons; makes it easier to sew & adds a nice finish.

If you can't find a free sewing pattern that matches an idea for a sewing project you have, learn how to Make Your Own Pattern! Sure, the idea of piecing together your own outline for a project can sound daunting, but this tutorial on how to draft a basic pattern from your existing clothing and accessories will prove invaluable to your personal skill growth and budget.

Make Your Own Pattern

If you can't find a free sewing pattern that matches an idea for a sewing project you have, learn how to make your own pattern! This sewing tutorial teaches you just that. Pretty soon you'll be able to design and make your own clothes.

Use tin foil to make a pattern from an existing garment!

Grosgrain: Use Tin Foil to Make Your Own Dress Patterns from an Existing garment. Take a soft cloth and rub over the foil so that you can see the seams in the foil. Cut along the seams of the tin foil and trace onto paper adding seam allowances.

seriously, you want to put these waistbands on every pair of pants, shorts, or skirt that you make. Nay, that you own. Promptly.

Flat waistband tutorial from ikatbag. I have the skirt that I want this for, just need to stand make it.

Drafting your own t pattern, very detailed http://madmim.com/my-basic-fitted-t-shirt-pattern-made-to-fit-you/

The Best tshirt drafting tutorial ever!: serious the best. Make your t-shirt a fitted shirt.

A friend asked me if I had tried this method to copy a garment. At first I was pretty skeptical because I have copied garments by taking them apart and by scratching off a pattern from clothing that I did not take apart. Either way there are several steps and accuracy is easier if you have the pieces to lay flat. I was not excited about using tape on a garment I planned to wear again, but 3M's blue painter's tape is made to be less tacky so there is no residue. As it turns out this is…

How to Copy a Garment That Fits Perfectly Without Taking It Apart

A friend asked me if I had tried this method to copy a garment. At first I was pretty skeptical because I have copied garments by taking them apart and by scratc.

love this easy to sew maxi dress tutorial using a free t-shirt pattern. My favorite part? It has sleeves!

how to sew a maxi dress

easiest maxi dress tutorial ever! learn to sew a comfy maxi dress with just a few seams. I'd wear it with a belt tho instead of elastic

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