Sure-Fit Designs™ Learning Center

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Sewing Construction Info
Sure-Fit Designs™ is first and foremost about helping you to achieve an excellent garment fit.  Therefore, the primary video and article information in this SFD Learning Center is on how to get the best fit possible. 

However, this page (and relevant links) will offer sewing construction information, tips and techniques, and video how-to's. 

As we all know, there are usually multiple ways/techniques to accomplish any task.  I offer what has worked for me over the years.  But, you can teach this 'old dog' new tricks.  I love learning and seeing how others achieve the same end result.

Happy Sewing!
Glenda...the Good Stitch!
Part 2 - How to sew Darts
Part 3 - Sewing Shoulder and Side Seams
Part 4 - How to set in the Sleeve
Traditional Shirt Construction
Shirt Collar and Collar Stand - Super easy technique for stitching a Shirt Collar and Collar stand  (With permission to publicize by Dressmaking with Stitches - Express Publications Pty. Ltd.)  (For Dressmaking with Stitches subscription details - Click Here)


Shirt Traditional Sleeve Placket - Placket Drawing and Stitching Technique   (With permission to publicize by Dressmaking with Stitches - Express Publications Pty. Ltd.)  (For Dressmaking with Stitches subscription details - Click Here)


Shirt Placket - Stitching a Shirt Placket - Continuous Lap Technique
Testing your Bodice Blueprint – 5-Part Tutorial
Part 1- Fabric Choice/Layout/Cutting
Part 5 - Staystitching/Pressing/Fit Evaluation
Shirts from the SFD Uni-Sex Shirt Kit
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