Do you find fashion unforgiving? Perhaps clothes look great on hangers but don’t suit your figure. The trick to always looking fabulous is to make your style match your physique rather than the other way around. You can’t make clothes look flattering if it’s designed with a different body shape … Continue reading →
It seems there is more ways than one to sew a French Seam. Continuing on in my quest to learn more about the various types of seam finishes and getting a nice neat result on the inside of my projects, I’ve been reading several tutorials and books on the French … Continue reading →
The double welt pocket with flap using the butterfly method is a really easy and contemporary technique to make a pocket and attach a flap at the same time. I have already shown you the five lines technique that is used mostly on thin fabrics. How to Make a … 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 in the … Continue reading →
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 →
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 →
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 →
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 →
Hi, Vicky here – Do you love bags as much as I do? I am passionate about bags. I just love how any fabric can be transformed into something new and practical. One of the simplest closures is the magnetic snap – I love them as they secure your bag … Continue reading →
A webbing belt is one of the most versatile belts you can possibly own. This type of belt is very strong and versatile while being very easy to make. It can be used as a belt for sports pants, as a dog collar, or even as a way to hang … Continue reading →
If you have ever read instructions from a sewing pattern which included any curved seam, you’ve certainly been asked to “clip (or notch) seam allowances”. If they were your first steps in sewing, I bet you stopped a while to figure out what you had to do… and maybe you’re … Continue reading →
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