This project is dedicated to all those starting to venture into the world of sewing. In my experience, and from what I’ve seen from many other beginners, is that starting with the right type of project is essential for kicking off your sewing journey. Everyone does best starting strong with … Continue reading →
Hi! Stephanie from Swoodson Says again, and I’m sharing one of my favorite tips on how to upcycle kid’s clothes. A new year often triggers cleaning out the closet, but don’t donate all those clothes just yet. You can upcycle adult clothes into kids clothes quick and easy – there … Continue reading →
This elastic waist circle skirt pattern and tutorial is for a full circle with two seams on the side. This skirt has an elastic waist that expands to the size of the hips. This pattern is easily adjustable to lengthen or shorten the skirt. This elastic waist circular skirt pattern … Continue reading →
I know it is a huge claim, but yes, this is a tutorial I will be trying to make the easiest and most elegant wrap skirt you will find. I am not saying this is the only elegant wrap skirt; those living in Indonesia, Thailand, Burma, and Cambodia are accustomed … Continue reading →
I am sharing with you the best hand sewing stitches for making clothes by hand. Let me first clarify that there are many hand sewing stitches and combinations of stitches that can be used to make clothing by hand. But I will focus on the three that I have used … Continue reading →
If you have been watching the size and style of bags lately, you’ve probably noticed all those impossibly cute little backpacks everyone is carrying. Along those lines, I’ve made this small backpack pattern to be small (and cute) but still big enough to be practical. You can also use this … Continue reading →
Earlier we looked at making bias tape or bias binding (is there a difference?) The terms bias tape and bias binding are often used interchangeably, but there is a subtle difference between the two. Both are quite useful and we use them in many of our projects. Bias tape refers … Continue reading →
Role In The Fashion Design Process The fashion design process is a creative and iterative process that involves several steps. It starts with inspiration and research, and it ends with a finished garment that is ready for production. Clothing design templates are one tool that designers can use throughout the … Continue reading →
This is the easiest way I know of how to sew piping to a flap or a collar. You can use this technique to make an iconic Chanel-inspired jacket, a sophisticated set of silk pajamas, or even cushions. When I was in design school, the thought of adding piping to a … Continue reading →
We all know that sewing is a craft that requires a variety of skills and techniques, and while some skills are easier to learn than others, there are certain skills that can be quite challenging for even the most experienced sewers. In this article, we will take a look at … Continue reading →
This Bellows Pocket Tutorial will be essential information on this blog for the coming months, if not years. I will be referring back to this tutorial often, so I will ask you to use the print-friendly button on the side of the screen and print the tutorial. Bellows Pockets are … Continue reading →
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