I love it when I master new sewing skills. Being able to do something well makes the difference in my finished sewing, from looking a bit home-made to looking pretty damn good. The Sewing with Knits course introduced me to how to use a twin needle, especially for hemming knit … Continue reading →
You may have noticed that most sewing patterns include instructions along the way telling you to ‘Press’. It may be as simple as the word Press, or there may be further instruction – press seams open, press dart down, press to one side. Do you always press as you sew? … Continue reading →
Sexy Comfortable Panties is it a myth or a legend? Let’s explore… A myth is a widely held, but false belief or idea, and a legend is a story passed down from generations and accepted as a historical recount. So, can sexy and comfortable be used in the same sentence … Continue reading →
What is Staystitching? Staystitching is invisible in your finished project but is part of the hidden bones that give it shape and strength, and a neat symmetrical finish. It is a row of stitching within the seam allowance on curved or angled cut edges. It can typically be found on … Continue reading →
Happy Chinese New Year! As most readers know, I lived in Singapore for many, many years. Chinese New Year, often simply referred to as “CNY” is an extremely big deal there. Much of the population there is ethnically Chinese so this is a special holiday for them but in reality, … Continue reading →
Are you in the Valentine’s Day spirit? Making a new bag is always a good way to get in the spirit of a festive day. If you’re feeling in the Valentine’s Day spirit, why not make try a new Valentine’s Day bag pattern? We’ve put together a large selection of … Continue reading →
The paper bag pants pattern is a favorite of casual chic dressers. It is a super easy project perfect for sewing over the weekend. If you pair it with a cardigan and booties, vans shoes or sandals it is sure to become your favorite outfit when you are hoping to … Continue reading →
I’ve been making a few throw pillows (cushions if you are British) just recently and been looking for ways to close the back so they are still easily accessible for removing the insert and washing the cover, but I don’t have any long zips right now (and I admit I’ve … Continue reading →
Welcome to Episode 6 in the How to Sew A Skirt Sew-along series. The subject for today is: All about Zipper Feet What do those Zipper Feet do? If you plan to sew any kind of woven garment you will usually need to include a closure of some sort to … Continue reading →
Most of our articles focus solely on sewing and by using sewing you can solve a vast array of common clothing problems. However, believe it or not, there are some minor clothing dilemmas that are best solved without sewing. Here are some brilliant ideas my friend Susan put together on … Continue reading →
The Batwing Sweater Top Pattern comes in sizes S to 3XL and can be made using a serger only. It is a super easy outfit to sew and even easier to wear. My preference would be stockings and high boots if worn as a mini dress. Leggings and fur slipper boots … Continue reading →
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