Hello again from Laura at CraftyHour! I’m here today to share some of my favourite techniques for working with sheer and lightweight fabrics. The first experience I ever had sewing any sheer fabrics was when I made my wedding dress 8 years ago. There was ample opportunity to learn – the … Continue reading →
Appliqués are shapes or letters with an adhesive on the backside so that they can be applied, using an iron, to everything from clothing, (think adorable initials on Children’s coats, for example) to pillows, to tablecloths. Making your own appliqués is a great, simple, project to do with children and … Continue reading →
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 in three categories: inseam, slashed and applied pockets and of course, there are variations … Continue reading →
Just like the waistline, the neckline style is a defining factor when it comes to the overall look and feel of your outfit. Your choice of neckline styles defines whether your outfit is formal or casual, feminine and playful or sophisticated and stylish. There are a few factors to consider … Continue reading →
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 →
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 →
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 →
I was working on a bag design and wanted to create a particular type of handle. Not the usual bag handle where you simply fold the fabric into 4 and top stitch. I wanted a ‘nicer’ handle, one with two different fabrics so it would be reversible and feature both … Continue reading →
Do you own anything with a lettuce edge hem? Typically seen on little girls clothes, but often in women’s clothing too, on the hemline of casuals and maxi dresses. This curly-wurly hemline looks pretty and is practical too, adding no bulk to the hemline and no fabric is turned up … Continue reading →
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 →
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