I am going to show you how to make a double welt pocket using the traditional, but simplified, tailoring method called “five lines”. There are a few ways to make a double welt pockets, this is just one of them. Before we get started, let’s make sure to define our terms. … Continue reading →
Recently we created a list of zero-waste sewing projects that was very well received by our readers. A few people asked for more tips on how to go zero-waste, so we put this list together. Zero-Waste Sewing Projects – Helping Save The Planet 12 Essential Tips For Zero Waste Sewing … Continue reading →
The baby seam finish hails from the faraway land of Haute Couture, France. Who exactly came up with such a stitch is unknown, as well as when it came into use. However, by the 1920s and ’30s, it became very widely used and we can see many period examples. This … Continue reading →
It was clear from my recent sewing survey that although there are a lot of experienced sewists that visit this site – many of you are new to sewing, just starting out, looking to improve, or even don’t sew yet but want to learn. So here is my list of … Continue reading →
Sewing machines came with various (usually 4-12) presser feet that differ in every model. The presser foot is utilized for most general sewing tasks like hemming, zippers, seaming, buttonholes, and more. Many sewers utilize the presser feet in all their sewing work and not in any way pay attention to … Continue reading →
I’m always looking for ways to make my homemade bags looks more professional and although it does increase the cost, adding hardware such as clasps, feet, grommets, sliders, straps, rivets, studs, and handles really does make them look great. Today I’m looking at a couple of examples of bag feet … Continue reading →
Fabric stamps are one of the best and easiest ways to personalize your sewing projects. Your own print can give your work a unique twist that really stands out, or simply that next level in refining your style. My first impulse when starting to write this post is to add … Continue reading →
For people who are very fond of creating garments, pinking shears are a great tool to include in your sewing kit. While they may not be the most basic ones needed for starters, it is definitely a must-have for those who have already acquired more advanced skills and have completed … Continue reading →
When I sewed my Woven Fabric Pillow, I wanted to make a nice edge to the woven front panel, where it joined to the plain back. Adding in some piping also helped to give the cover a nice shape and definition. But the focus of my project was really the … Continue reading →
Thinking of traveling again after the lockdowns? Going on a business trip? Preparing for that long-awaited vacation with friends? Planning to be on a solo journey to give yourself that break you deserve? Traveling, even its planning stage, is already too exciting, isn’t it? It is! Until you reach the … Continue reading →
Ah ha – the age-old question. Should we keep our sewing scissors just for cutting fabric? Will cutting paper somehow ‘dull’ the scissors, make them less sharp, or less able to cut fabric if we dare to cut paper with them as well? Is this just an urban myth? Did … Continue reading →
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