Welcome to Episode 10 in the How to Sew A Skirt Sew-along series. The subject for today is: Sewing an Invisible Hem Our skirt is nearly finished. For me, it’s been a marathon of not just sewing, but taking notes, taking photos and blogging too. My new skirt is already … Continue reading →
I’ve been working on some new bag ideas and one of the areas of bag-making that has been a bit of a puzzle to me until recently is how to close the top of the bag. Of course, not all bags need to be closed. Some simple tote bags are … Continue reading →
When working with lightweight or even sheer fabrics, the best way to finish an edge is often with a rolled hem foot: faster than hand-sewing and a lot easier, if you know how to do it. What? You don’t? No worries! Let me share with you my best tips and … Continue reading →
Most garments you sew are going to need some kind of hemline, and there are lots of options to choose from on how to achieve that. Many of them depend on the type of fabric you are sewing. A knit fabric would require a different approach than a wool or … Continue reading →
We’ve been looking at seams and seam finishes in order to get a good-looking result on our seams both inside and out. Today, one of my favorites – the overcasting stitch. Where to use Overcasting stitches The overcasting stitch is one of the most versatile on your machine. My machine … Continue reading →
In both the Northern and Southern hemispheres, the change of seasons seems to have come on a little late. Down here we’ve only just had our first few days of somewhat warm weather. Personally, can’t wait for the warmth to come back for good. For all you in the Northern … Continue reading →
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 →
Today we’ll be making you a 3/4 sleeves boho blouse. I know last week I promised to make flutter sleeves on an A-line top, but when I made the top I actually hated it. The end of the sleeves hit exactly where the flair began and in someone who is … Continue reading →
Are you a keen bag maker? Ready to take your bags to the next level? Wondering how to create your own professional handles which tone perfectly with your bag? It’s so easy to make your own handles, have a go:) You will need:2″ by 28″ times two of fusible fleece2″ … Continue reading →
Hi, Vicky here. Sharpening scissors is a subject dear to my own heart. I am not the tidiest of people so over the years I have gained a few pairs of sewing scissors (whilst the original pair were lost somewhere in the sewing room!). Everyone knows that sewing scissors should … Continue reading →
Sewing is a great hobby. You can pick up a quick project and sew for 10-15 minutes then come back to it tomorrow, next week, even next year. Or you can sit and sew full-on for the full weekend if you like. Your sewing machine won’t complain it’s tired. Actually, … Continue reading →
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