This is the part 5 of the How to finish your seams project at So Sew Easy. The overcasting stitch is one of the most versatile on your machine. The overcasting stitch can be used to finish the edge of your fabric rather like the zig-zag stitch, but often gives a much neater … Continue reading →
This sewing tutorial is the Episode 6 in the How to Sew A Skirt Sew-along series. If you plan to sew any kind of woven garment you will usually need to include a closure of some sort to allow you to get it on and off. Usually a dress or skirt … Continue reading →
Typically seen on little girls clothes, but often in women’s clothing too, on the hemline of casuals and maxi dresses, this curly-wurly lettuce edge hem looks pretty and is practical too, adding no bulk to the hemline. No fabric is turned up so if you are short on length, this … Continue reading →
Sewing accurately is the key to making items that look “handmade” rather than “homemade”, and for giving your project a really nice finish. It might not seem that important, but taking that extra few minutes to do things right rewards you so much when you are at the final stages … Continue reading →
These easy gathering tips come in hand whenever you’re working on a pattern that requires gathering a longer fabric into shorter pieces of fabric and when no matter how careful you are, you keep on breaking your gathering threads. Over and over again. The fabric will definitely start to suffer and you’re going to be tempted … Continue reading →
This easy to make sewing roll is ideal for when you want to transport your sewing essentials to a sewing group or class. It is a free downloadable pdf so you can save it on your computer to make again in the future. Get the pdf here.
One of the difficult steps when sewing a shirt, sometimes even when you are more experienced but particularly for the first time is the sleeve placket and the cuff. I’m pretty sure everyone wants them to look nice and tidy but can’t figure out how. This step-by-step tutorial of How to … Continue reading →
Need to add a pocket with a little volume? Try this accordion pocket tutorial from Pretty Ditty. Add to an apron as in her example, but also great for bags, cargo pants, coats and kids clothes too. Such a neat way to add a big pocket. The pattern pieces and … Continue reading →
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