The focus of this tutorial is to teach you how to transform an existing pattern to adapt it to the bell sleeve top design. It’s time to use the patterns you already have and learn how to alter them to come up with different outfits. This tutorial works best if … Continue reading →
I’m lucky or unlucky depending on what way you look at it. My local fabric store only has about a dozen bolts of quilting cotton, and many of those feature vegetables, so I’m never tempted to buy too much. That means compared to many, I have quite a modest stash … Continue reading →
This is something you may not come across very often, but it’s good to know for the first time that you are called up on to sew a slanted seam. It might be when you are piecing strips for making bias tape or just in a pattern that has diagonal … Continue reading →
Continuing on in the series about how to sew seams, for those of us without a serger. Today, a simple one suitable for lots of applications and one I remember being taught in school a long, long time ago. Even if you have the simplest of sewing machines that only … Continue reading →
I’m calling this peplum summer top – Capri, I’ll explain the name in a little while. It is one of my key projects for this summer. Why? Because it’s very easy to make and, above all, a must-have part of your wardrobe if you are above your ideal weight, like … Continue reading →
It seems there are more ways than one to sew a French seam. Continuing on in my quest to learn more about the various types of seam finishes and getting a nice neat result on the inside of my projects, I’ve been reading several tutorials and books on the French … Continue reading →
Looking again today at how to get a nice neat finish on the inside of your projects. This isn’t one technique that might immediately spring to mind and it’s certainly not right for every project, but if you look closely you’ll be surprised how often you might find it on … Continue reading →
Well, it’s been that time of year when many of us don’t have much time for sewing, me included! Actually, my wardrobe is exploding right now. I was so enthusiastic about my sewing last year that I made so many clothes that I feel almost embarrassed! In a country where … Continue reading →
This tutorial is the follow-up of my reversible fabric and vinyl bag on how to make an adjustable strap. This adjustable strap consists of two straps –one longer and one shorter– joined together by a buckle with lobster claws at both ends. The procedure for making the straps and loop … Continue reading →
Welcome to Episode 9 in the How to Sew A Skirt Sew-along series. The subject for today is: Lining a Skirt with Zipper – part 2 If you have been following along in the Sew A Skirt series, then you have your basic skirt shape finished complete with darts, zipper … Continue reading →
A few weeks ago I shared an article on what simple embroidery stitches you can find on your sewing machine. In my case, I have a total of 85 stitches. I am trying to make a new project for each stitch, and for this one, my metal frame embroidered bag, … Continue reading →
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