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This is an index to all the tutorials and series published on Fashion-Incubator and was last updated August 14, 2012. Be sure to check back frequently for progress.

All tutorials and projects are free but I do appreciate donations. If money is too crass, consider selecting a book from my Amazon wish list. If you like the material on this site, you’d probably like my book too so please consider purchasing it. Book sales pay the bills around here.

You’re welcome to the material for personal use but it remains my property and I reserve all rights. Please cite your sources if you use my tutorials to do a tutorial on your own site -this has been an ongoing problem. If you’d like to excerpt or reprint the information, contact me. For your convenience, links open in a new tab or window. Happy sewing!

The zipper tutorials (lapped, centered and invisible)
Be sure to read visitor comments at the close of each posting.
Process review: lapped zipper
Lapped zipper template
Lapped zipper construction
Lapped zipper specs
Centered zipper template
Centered zipper construction
Invisible zipper tutorial pt.1
Invisible zipper tutorial pt.2
Shorten a separating zipper
Zippered welt pocket tutorial
Deconstructing a zippered pouch
How to sew a vintage invisible zipper

Welt pocket tutorials:
Be sure to read visitor comments at the close of each posting.
Zippered welt pockets
Welt-Reece machine operations
Marking & Cutting
Welt and paper jig
Welt pocket construction
Tutorial: Finishing the welt pocket
Zippered welt pocket tutorial
How to sew a single welt pocket

Misc:
Misc Pattern Tip: trim darts
Marking & Cutting
Re-framing industrial methods
Interfacing: 10 tips
How to find the grainline on a sleeve
How to find a missing dart end
How to sew V necklines with facings
How to make men’s ties
Shirt making tips
The 7 minute cutting test
The 7 minute cutting test pt.2
Tutorial: one piece neck & sleeveless facing
A tale -and tutorial- of three collars
A tale -and tutorial- of three collars pt.2

Jacket, vest and leather tutorials Also see the “nameless tutorial series” below this heading.
A better way to sew linings and facings
A better way to sew linings and facings pt.2
Sewing with leather pt.1
Sewing with leather pt.2
How to use wigan
Vest sewing tutorial
Prototype bag Style# 4216 pt.1
Style 22692 Bundling & Bagging
Bagging Tutorial
22692 Bagging kit
22692 Bagging Tutorial #1
22692 Bagging Tutorial #2
Thrift store shopping (indirectly related)

Nameless Tutorial series aka the facing/lining/hem juncture in tailored jackets and suits (jacket bagging). It was called this because nobody knew what to call it. A must read if you’re bagging lined jackets.
Name this tutorial
Nameless tutorial #2
Nameless tutorial #3
Nameless tutorial #4
Nameless #5 (back vent)
Nameless #6 -Troubleshooting
Nameless Tutorial #7
Nameless Tutorial #8
Nameless Tutorial #9

Copying Processes (how to copy industrial sewing methods)
Copying processes
Copying processes #2
Copying processes #3
Copying processes #4
Copying processes #5

Reverse engineering shirt making (the reverse engineering standard work series of how to copy industrial sewing methods)
Shirt making tips
Standard Work (sounds boring, read it anyway)
Reverse engineering standard work pt.1
Reverse engineering standard work pt.2
Reverse engineering standard work pt.3
Reverse engineering standard work pt.4
Reverse engineering standard work pt.5
Reverse engineering standard work pt.6
Reverse engineering standard work pt.7
Reverse engineering standard work pt.8
Reverse engineering standard work pt.9
Spin off entries of Reverse engineering standard work pt.5:
A failed experiment
A failed experiment pt.2
A failed experiment pt.3
Reverse engineering standard work pt.5.1

Saran Wrap Patternmaking method
Saran wrap pattern making method #1
Saran wrap pattern making method #2

Production pattern tutorials
Production pattern tutorial 1
Production pattern tutorial 2
How to re-shape armholes
Tip for checking your patterns
How to check for nap & one-ways
How to remove sleeve cap ease
How to remove sleeve cap ease pt.2
Notch maps: suit sleeve & armhole
Notch maps: suit sleeve & armhole pt.2
How to match stripes and plaids

Jeans and pants fitting tutorials
Jeans fit so lousy these days
Jeans fit so lousy these days pt. 2
Yet another pet peeve: Waistbands
Anatomy of a Camel Toe pt.1
Anatomy of a Camel Toe pt.2
How to fix a camel toe
Adding a gusset to pants pt.1
Adding a gusset to pants pt.2

The vintage pattern project articles:
Vintage pattern design contest
Vintage pattern design update
Re-inventing Vionnet & 24001 draft
Vintage pattern post #4
Vintage pattern post #5
Vintage German Patterns

Sizing:
How to get sizing and grading standards
How to create grade rules 1
How to create grade rules 2
How to create grade rules 3
How to check the accuracy of graded patterns
How to check the accuracy of graded patterns pt.2
How to check the accuracy of graded patterns pt.3
What are grade specs, grade rules and grade rule libraries?

Pattern and style management
A cutter’s must
A cutter’s must pt 2
How blocks work
PN numbers
Style Numbers revisted
How to issue style numbers pt.127
How to issue style numbers pt.128
How to issue style numbers pt.129
How to issue style numbers pt.130
How to write garment & product descriptions

Operations: organizing production
Batch product development
Batch product development 2
Batch product development 3
Batch, UPS and Modular (Batch pt.1)
Batch, UPS and Modular (Batch pt.2)
Batch, UPS and Modular (UPS pt.1)
Batch, UPS and Modular (Modular pt.1)

Misc Industrial Sewing
Industrial sewing instructions
A refresher on basic industrial sewing concepts
Beginner’s guide to sewing with industrial machines
Beginner’s guide to sewing with industrial machines pt.2
Beginner’s guide to sewing with industrial machines pt.3
The rules on seam allowances
The rules on seam allowances pt.2
How to sew faster pt.1
How to sew faster pt.2
How to sew faster pt.2b
How to sew faster pt.3
How to sew faster pt.4

Business: Sales Line sheets, labels and sales tools series
How to make a line sheet
How to make a line sheet pt.2
Budget Marketing Materials: Large Format Postcards
Good Logo Design
How to order labels pt.1
Importance of Product Identification
Importance of Product Identification pt. 2
Line sheets revisited

Internet related
Designer’s website design
Designer’s website design pt.2
How to write an email
How to pitch me

The vanity sizing series:
The myth of vanity sizing
Fit and sizing entropy
Push manufacturing; subverting the fit feedback loop
Sizing evolution
Shrinkage and fit
The birth of size 10?
History of women’s sizing pt.3
Vanity sizing shoes
Tyranny of tiny sizes?
Tyranny of tiny sizes pt.2
Vanity sizing: generational edition
Vanity sizing: generational edition pt.2
Vanity sizing: the consumer spending edition
My Vanity Sizing Website
Why larger sizes cost more or Size is nothing but a number

This page was last updated August 14, 2012

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PO Box 12323
Albuquerque NM 87195-2323
Tel: 505-877-1713

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