Learn to Sew: How to Make a Muslin to Check For Fit and a Winner


Whether you’re an expert seamstress or a beginner, it’s always a good idea and well worth the effort to make a muslin before sewing a garment. A muslin is essentially a practice garment made from a cheap fabric similar to the type of fabric that will be used for the real garment. Typically, you make one to check for fit as well as determine whether a style is good for your body type.

I know! I know what you’re thinking.

How am I going to find the time to sew a muslin in addition to the regular garment?!!!

But believe me. There is nothing worse than spending oodles of time and $$$ sewing the garment of your dreams only to find out it doesn’t fit or the style looks horrible on you.

It’s well worth your time to create a muslin first.

So, grab my hand, click here and come with me so I can show you how to make a muslin. You’ll be “sew” glad you did. (Ha! That “sew” thing never gets old. 🙂 )


Don’t miss the rest of the Learn to Sew Series:

Part One: Essential Sewing Tools

Part Two: Basic Sewing Machine Stitches

Part Three: Choosing Fabrics and Patterns

Part Four: How to Mark the Fabric Before You Cut

Part Five: How to Read a Sewing Pattern

In other news:

The winner of the $100.00 Joann’s Fabric gift card is:

Dawn Jones

Congratulations! Send your address to bhunting@eoni.com and I’ll get it out to you ASAP. 🙂

For more sewing and refashion inspiration click here.

About The Renegade Seamstress

I'm a busy wife, mom, grandma, and teacher who loves to create. I've joined the refashion scene and I 'd like to share and connect with all those talented and creative people out there doing similar things.
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8 Responses to Learn to Sew: How to Make a Muslin to Check For Fit and a Winner

  1. B says:

    You know, I’ve always been too lazy to make a muslin and there is always something that just doesn’t fit right on my finished garment…then I’m not happy and don’t wear it and have wasted good time and money. 😦
    You have shown me that it’s not that difficult to make a muslin with your techniques…nor scary!
    Thank you for posting this because I will make a muslin for my next project.
    BTW, I’ve been enjoying your creativity…thanks for sharing it with us.

  2. Abigail says:

    Congrats to the winner!

  3. This is a great post. I tend to shy away from muslins but I think I will revisit. Jane

  4. missmarys says:

    Beth, I’ve linked to your Learning to Sew series with my Bandi Tote pattern for those just learning to sew. I have a friend who’s dying to learn to sew because of grandbabies on the way and we just don’t have the time to connect. Your series will be a huge help.

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