I’ve always wanted to do a project to sew my own trench coat. I’ve loved trench coats since I was a teen and with autumn just around the corner, I think it would be a fun project the would result in a practical garment for the cool, wet weather that … Continue reading →
I find myself weathering the pandemic in the middle of Chile. Never in my life would I have thought that I’d be here, but the world has changed so much that it’s impossible to know where we will be in a few years from now. One thing for sure is … Continue reading →
Today, a free pattern with a difference – there’s no pattern! Well, and it’s not actually free. Other than that – it’s a free pattern! What on earth am I talking about? Well, I’m not making any sense because I’m just over-the-top-super-excited. You see, I made my own fabric and … Continue reading →
Last week the embroidered hoodie pattern got many of you guessing how to attach embroidered patches to stretchable velvet. I’m sure the advanced sewists out there got the clues immediately after looking at the fabric swatches. For the others, I’m now going to show you how I did it and … Continue reading →
Who doesn’t love trendy jeans? And with all the new trends raging this season you would want to spend the whole of your income to get your hands on some of the branded beauties you have been drooling over. But what if we tell you that you can recreate these … Continue reading →
We were delighted to see that our recent For Men Who Like to Sew article has been linked to from none other than the Huffington Post France edition! For readers not familiar with the US media scene, the Huffington Post was launched back on May 9, 2005 in New York … Continue reading →
Feeling like Spring is in the air? Tulips and daffodils starting to brighten up your garden yet? I suppose it depends where you are, but when I lived in the UK I loved to see my garden burst into life this time of year with crocus, and all the spring … Continue reading →
A detachable collar is perhaps the easiest way to “bling” an outfit and make it more elegant without having to go and spend a whole bunch of money on jewelry. A removable collar is also a great alternative to the current trend of chokers that are in every jewelry … Continue reading →
Most of our articles focus solely on sewing and by using sewing you can solve a vast array of common clothing problems. However, believe it or not, there are some minor clothing dilemmas that are best solved without sewing. Here are some brilliant ideas my friend Susan put together on … Continue reading →
Now any seamstress or hobby sewist will undoubtedly have discarded that little white strip along the fabric edge without a second thought, probably a few hundred times or more. You know that “useless” strip where the manufacturer’s branding is printed…along with a few strange colored circles? Well, there’s more to … Continue reading →
Do you find fashion unforgiving? Perhaps clothes look great on hangers but don’t suit your figure. The trick to always looking fabulous is to make your style match your physique rather than the other way around. You can’t make clothes look flattering if it’s designed with a different body shape … Continue reading →
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