The Placket Pattern & Tutorial – For The Tailored Shirt Look

placket tutorial

This is the placket pattern & tutorial.  A placket is a detail often used in tailored shirts and blouses. This is one of the skills that will raise your sewing to the next level. But first, let’s make sure everyone knows what we’re talking about.  According to Wikipedia: A placket (also spelled placquet) … Continue reading

Selling What You Sew – How to Price Your Work

Sewing to sell. How to price your work. Several different methods discussed and a handy worksheet to give you a range of selling prices.

We’ve mentioned previously at a few articles about sewing to sell, or selling what you sew, either online in marketplaces like Etsy, or locally at craft fairs. For example, How to get traffic to your Etsy Shop. In the sewing chat group, people often post pictures of what they’ve made and make … Continue reading

All Natural DIY Dye for Fabric and Yarn: Safe & Healthy

natural diy dye

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

Home-Made Buttons: Three Easy Techniques

home-made buttons

When you’re looking for just the right buttons for your latest clothing project, as jewelry components or as trimmings for your scrapbooks, there’s nothing like the DIY approach for that perfect finishing touch. Homemade buttons are easy and fun. Once you’ve made your first batch, you’ll never want to use … Continue reading