Intimidated at the thought of sewing with plaid fabric? In truth, matching plaids doesn't have to be so overwhelming. Here are helpful tips that will help you plan and match those plaids precisely. Read more »
Do you want to sew a perfectly fitting garment? Here are the 4 key fitting opportunities you must perform before ever touching scissors to fabric.
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Sewing is a great way to express ones creativity and individuality, so I am always on the lookout for unique and innovative ways to jazz up a dress, top or other garment. Learn how to create your own trim using the "twist and turn trim technique" to give your project a look that is all your own. Read on! Read more »
Want to ramp up the design of a simple top or dress? Adding soft gathers to the neckline or shoulder is an easy and effective option. Learn how to convert darts to gathers, and with just a few modifications to a basic bodice, you can personalize a look that’s all your own! Read more »
Certainly not all women have a B-sized bustline, which means most commercial patterns must be adjusted before any fabric is cut. Learning how to make this adjustment can make all the difference in constructing garments that not only mimic ready-to-wear, but in fact surpass these boutique pieces. Why? Because your handmade garment will fit you perfectly. Ready to start find your perfect fit? Learn how tin this step-by-step tutorial! Read more »
Follow along with this step-by-step tutorial for turning inexpensive flip-flops into adorable, classy sandals you’ll want to wear again and again (Psst: You can even use fuzzy fabric for a DIY slipper you'll wear all winter long!). Read on! Read more »
The dog days of summer are here! Backyard barbecues, sunbathing at the pool or a day at the lake boating are typical activities to enjoy during the last of the hot summer months. But the summer months will be gone in a flash – I bring you the handmade tote that can do it all! Read more »
Need a quick summer wardrobe update? Check out this free sewing tutorial + pattern for a one-pattern-piece maxi dress to fit and flatter any size. Read more »
Darts are one of the most fundamental sewing techniques. Almost every garment sewer executes them in some form on a regular basis. I recently learned about one type of dart that you might not know of — the English dart. Let’s learn more about the English dart, including how to add this fashionable design element to your own patterns! Read more »
Summer is the time for creating airy, carefree garments made out of lightweight fabrics. However, these delicate fabrics can sometimes be a challenge. We’re here to make it a snap. Your summer sewing will be as breezy as the garments you make with these quintessential instruments for lightweight fabrics!
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