We are going to be learning how to sew an unlined patch pocket or “applied pocket” as they are professionally known. This is the third tutorial in our pockets series. As I have mentioned before, pockets are classified into three categories: inseam, slashed, and applied pockets and of course, there are variations … Continue reading →
Choosing the Pattern and Design that Suits Your Body Type Let’s be real. All bride-to-be’s see this beautiful dress with such a sophisticated design and we imagine we can wear it for the big day. But no! Wedding dresses are really pretty, but not everybody can wear all designs that … Continue reading →
Do you pick up just any matching thread that you come across and sew your fabric? Or do you examine the thread closely before using it for a project? If you are like me and sometimes pick up any thread lying on the stash, then it’s time to change the … Continue reading →
Are you wondering why there are so many scissors of various sizes and sharps at your local craft or sewing store? Do you ask yourself which ones you really need and which ones you can live without? Is buying an expensive pair a good choice or is having lots of … Continue reading →
The age-old, immensely feminine, and ever-evolving skirt is a staple in the wardrobe of anyone who’s proud to call herself a woman and it comes in more skirt styles than most of us can imagine or certainly name by memory. When building up your wardrobe and planning for your next … Continue reading →
Generally speaking, sewing machines in the current market come with a great range of functionality. However, one of the most important tasks, perhaps the backbone of every impeccable garment, is understanding the various stitching techniques every machine has to offer. No matter the complexity or style of your sewing machine, … Continue reading →
There are a lot of practical reasons to make your own natural DIY dye from natural ingredients. It’s cost-effective, non-toxic, and eco-friendly. It’s derived from renewable resources and is biodegradable; it can be disposed of safely in your kitchen sink. These are all things to feel good about, but beyond … Continue reading →
One of the oldest natural fabrics, linen was first made from the flax plant thousands of years ago. This lustrous, high-quality fabric continues to be popular today. Durable, strong, smooth, and highly breathable, linen is ideal for use in clothing. If cared for properly, linen products can last for longer … Continue reading →
Mending large holes to repair garments we love and because we need to do our part to stop polluting our environment. We have touched lightly on the subject of basic mending we can do at home, and the cost of fashion, watch the video and perhaps you will never set … Continue reading →
Do you have garments you’ve either made or bought that have facings? How do you like them? Some of mine seem to work well, others are too big, floppy, irritating, show through to the right side, or just keep getting in the way somehow. So how do you finish … Continue reading →
Viscose (known in the US as Rayon) often elicits very strong feelings. Some sewists hate this material, while others see its benefits. I remember back in the late 1980’s and early 1990’s when this fabric started to be popular and it was used for numerous garments that you would see … Continue reading →
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