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I do not understand the instructions for sewing the piping on the sleeve cuff for pattern m6458. It does not seem to make sense. Is there, perhaps, a video of how to do this step somewhere?

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I don’t understand how to sew collar on in B 6107. I’m confused by whether I sew to facings and how I turn collar inside out

Hello, Joyce -

I hope I am correct in understanding you are referring to Butterick pattern 6107. If so, I don't own that particular pattern and accompanying instructions. Am I also safe to assume you do not have the sheet of written instructions with images to accompany the garment pattern? In case you have the pattern pieces but not the sheet of instructions, you may wish to contact the McCall Pattern Co. (Butterick is one of their brands) directly via email here: . Note: They may charge for replacement instructions.

In the meantime, assuming I am correct about your sewing Butterick pattern 6107, I see the coat has 2 collar styles - 1 a shawl collar and 1 a stand up collar.

If you are sewing the shawl collar version, perhaps this online tutorial (with pictures) on sewing a shawl collar will be instructive:

If you are sewing the stand up collar version, this online tutorial (with pictures) may provide the right instruction:

If neither of those resources seem helpful, then you may find an experienced sewer in your neighborhood who will offer to help show you what to do. How to go about that:
- If you are not already a member of the neighborhood web site, I recommend you join it (free.) You will be able to identify and limit your "neighborhood" when you register.
- Once you are a member, post a question asking if someone in your neighborhood could instruct you in how to sew the kind of collar you wish to sew. Note: I recommend using the private message feature to share addresses and phone numbers.
- There will probably be a kind neighbor or two who will be willing to come to your home and demonstrate to you one-on-one on how to sew the collar and turn it out.

If you would rather not follow the route, then, my last option is for you to contact the local public school system and ask for then name and contact information for the person / people who teach sewing (probably in middle school / junior high school) in the school system. Then contact a sewing teacher and ask her/him if you can arrange a lesson with her/him on how to sew your collar. I recommend offering to pay for the teacher's time.

Best wishes.

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Sewing the cuff on pattern 1361

What is your question? You can always take it to the local fabric store and perhaps some of the nice clerks would be able to help.

Mar 09, 2017 | Sewing Machines

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I am having trouble understanding how to form the box pleats on simplicity pattern 4040 view D around the zipper. The directions are very vague.

You might try contacting the pattern manufacturer's support team.

Perhaps something here will help:

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Or take your pattern instructions and garment to the local fabric store and ask if someone can help you.

Jan 17, 2017 | Simplicity Sewing Machines

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Can I get the sewing instructions for Simplicity pattern A1753, I purchased pattern some time ago, the instructions are not in the envelope. It doesn't seem to be in pattern catalog now.

About the only thing you can do is purchase another pattern--perhaps you can find a used one as long as it has the instructions, it won't matter what size.


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I need the directions for the pajama pattern to add the knit cuffs.

contact the company that makes the pattern and ask them if they can give you the instructions

Jan 02, 2016 | Sewing Machines

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How do I add knit band to pajama pant on McCalls pattern 7975. I have lost the directions.

Usually the cuff ribbing is cut double the required length plus doubled seam allowances (ie 3" x 2 = 6; add two 5/8" for seams = 1.25"'; equals 7.25" long). It is doubled so when it is folded in half and stitched to the leg, there will be no seams showing outside). The width of the ribbing is probably an inch or so shorter than the leg bottom--it should be large enough for the foot to fit through but tight enough that it hugs (not squeezes) the leg.

Sew the cuff together lengthwise to make a circle. Fold it in half with the stitched seam inside. Then fold the circle widthwise with the seamline at one end. Mark the halfway point opposite the seamline. Then fold in half again with the seamline and the first pin matching together. Mark the other two ends. You've divided it into equal fourths. Repeat the same procedure marking the pajama leg in fourths. Then match the seamline of the ribbing to the seamline of the leg (right sides together). Match the other three marks on the cuff to the three marks on the pajama leg bottom. You'll have the stretch the ribbing because it should be a bit smaller in circumference than the leg bottom. Stretch the ribbing to match the leg bottom and stitch the ribbing and leg bottoms together. Turn right side out.

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Jan 02, 2016 | Sewing Machines

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Misplaced instructions and confused on how to sew the sleeves for buttermilk pattern B5814

You'll probably need to buy another pattern in order to get the complete set of instructions.

You may be able to take your project to the local fabric store and ask if a clerk can help you with the sleeves. Most of the clerks have been long-time sewists.


Dec 20, 2015 | Sewing Machines

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Having trouble understanding simplicity pattern 1282 (skirt e)

When I don't understand instructions, I look at the instructional images. Turn your fabric just like the picture. It helps to understand what they are telling you. Make sure you understand their way of noting back and front of fabric. I have been sewing for 43 years and I still do that. I think the people writing the instructions don't actually sew.

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I need a smaller pressure foot to finish cuffs on baby clothes. Any suggestions? I have the extra kit with it as well but all the pressure feet seem to large to fit inside the little arm and leg cuffs.

I honestly never heard of anybody having this problem before and never heard of smaller size pressure feet. One way of avoiding the problem altogether may be to finish the cuff before you sew up the arm seam ( you can also finish the side seam of the body and arm seam in one "stretch"). Using this method, you can finish the cuff with the whole arm lying flat. I haven't sewn baby or doll clothes for a long time myself though, can't remember having any problems though. I remember having a challenge finishing sleeves on a toy dog rain suit though (much smaller than a baby sleeve), but that I handled in the way above, I opened the sleeve seams, finished the hem with elastic, then did the arm seam again.

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