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Colleen G Lea, UK
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As founder and co-owner of Fashion Sewing Blog, Educational Freelance Consultant and Author, I use over 30 years experience in both designing and teaching, to inspire, encourage and promote the lifestyle indulgence of fashion sewing.

craft interests: fashion, sewing, fashion sewing

Member Since: 02/21/2012

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Sewing with Shirring Elastic

‘Shirring‘ is a method of gathering up fashion fabric to give a decorative effect. Generally speaking, shirring is used on a more lightweight or softer type of fabric and when added to...

How To Prepare For A Fashion Sewing Project 1/2

Setting Yourself On The Right Track! No matter if it’s the latest Fashion Sewing Blog sew-along, or another sewing project you’re about to embark upon, we all like to make sure...

How To Lay Sewing Pattern Pieces On The Bias

There will be occasions when your sewing pattern asks to be cut out on the bias of your fashion fabric. Do you know how? In this quick and easy video tutorial, let me demonstrate the technique of...

Grain Lines On Sewing Patterns

Fit For Hanging! This post has been written as a direct request from some www.fashionsewingblog.com readers who would like to know more about grain lines on sewing patterns. In particular, Irsquod...

Sewing Hip Pockets - A How To Video Tutorial

You may remember (although probably not), that back in March 2011, I first looked at the sewing of a ‘hip / inset’ pocket.   After a request by a Fashion Sewing Blog reader, I have...

How To Sew A Vent

I am going to look at, and demonstrate the fashion sewing technique of sewing vents. In particular, we shall look at the process of completing a vent (you may also know it as a split) in a...

How To Sew With A Narrow Hemming Foot

In this post, I’d like to look at, and explain by way of a video tutorial, the use of a narrow hemming foot on your sewing machine. This is in response to a request by a Fashion Sewing Blog...