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Clothing publications cover topics related to clothing, including clothing construction and sewing, personal appearance, clothing and fabric selection, and care of textiles and clothes.

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Apparel Textiles and Care

C-502: Removing Stains

C-503: Getting Clothes Clean

C-504: Preventing Damage from Clothes Moths and Carpet Beetles


C-103: Judging Clothing Projects

C-104: Sewing Shortcuts

Clothing Construction

C-102: Sewing Machine Maintenance

C-202: Checklist of Common Sewing Machine Problems

C-203: Buying a Sewing Machine

C-205: Selecting a Pattern Size for Perfect Fit

C-208: Selecting Interfacings, Underlinings, and Linings

C-209: Measurements for Fitting Pants

C-210: T is for T-Shirt

C-211: Sewing Sleeves

C-213: Free-Motion Machine Embroidery

C-214: Clothing Construction Standards

C-217: Sewing Machine Applique

C-218: Selecting an Overlock Machine

C-219: Sewing Techniques with an Overlock Machine

C-220: Check your Pattern For Proper Fit

C-221: Zippers Made Easy

C-222: Sleeve Plackets and Bands

C-223: Collars

C-225: Patch Pockets

C-227: Making Perfect Pants

C-228: Pattern Alteration

C-229: Sewing Synthetic Suedes

C-230: Making Outerwear with Down or Polyester Fiberfill

C-231: Machine Buttonholes Made Easy

C-232: Fasteners Made Easy

C-233: Facings Made Easy

C-234: Waistbands Made Easy

Personal Appearance

C-309: Pressing Pointers

C-312: Fashion Feasibility

C-313: Rags to Riches: Recycling and Upcycling Old Clothes

C-314: Making Perfect Garment Hems

C-315: Determining Personal Colors

C-316: Guide to Color


C-401: Clothing Hints for Young Children

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