How to make and attach embroidered patches to velvet

attach embroidered patches

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

Sewing Waterproof Fabric: A Basic Step-by-Step Guide

sewing waterproof fabric

Have You Ever Wondered How to Sew Waterproof Fabric? There are many uses for waterproof fabric ranging from outdoor furniture, tents, and awnings to sports clothing. Waterproof items are, however, only as good as the type of seam that is used when making them. If the seams on something leak … Continue reading

Easy Feather Trimming Tutorial -recycle and reuse

Easy Feather Trimming Tutorial

This is an easy feather trimming tutorial especially for those who live near a farm..  You may not have known, but you can use feathers as tasteful clothing embellishments that do not require constant washing.  Feathers can embellish everything from hats to gorgeous frocks and everything in between.  Feathers are … Continue reading

Tasteful Clothing Embellishments: A Practical Guide

tasteful clothing embellishment

No one can deny that most people love clothing with tasteful embellishments.  They are eye-catching and of course, elegant.  In today’s fashion world, the tasteful embellishing of clothing is very popular.  And often a tasteful embellishment makes the difference and causes us to have a second look at a garment … Continue reading

Unlined patch pocket tutorial – how to make the perfect pocket

This is the third tutorial in our pockets series.  We are going to be learning how to sew an unlined patch or “applied pockets” as they are professionally known. As I have mentioned before, pockets are classified in three categories: inseam, slashed and applied pockets and of course, there are variations and … Continue reading

How to add extra pockets to any tote bag

add extra pockets

This week I want to show you how to add extra pockets to any tote bag.  I’ll demonstrate this with the extra pockets I added at the bottom of the small canvas tote bag that was recently published on our site.  Please also check out the full video tutorial showing all … Continue reading

How to make a bell sleeve top, a pattern transformation made easy

bell sleeve top

The focus of this tutorial is to teach you how to transform an existing pattern to adapt it to the bell sleeve top design.  It’s time to use the patterns you already have and learn how to alter them to come up with different outfits. This tutorial works best if … Continue reading