Tag: sewing blogs

How to Sew a Buttonhole
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How to Sew a Buttonhole   Step 1: Place the button where you would like it to be in order to determine your buttonhole position. It should be about 1/8″ away from any edges. (consider seam allowances: the ruler here removes the visual of my seam allowance on the placket) When you’ve established the position […]

Joy of Sewing your Own Clothes
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Joy of Sewing your Own Clothes. The true joys and benefits of sewing your own clothes to help inspire you to get creative! Have you ever been for a day out shopping with the girls and not been able to find what you were looking for? There’s nothing more frustrating right?! You struggled through the […]

Your Free Guide for Hip Curves
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Two of my very favorite Pattern Making tools: my Hip Curve and Grid Rulers. I’m going to explain just exactly how Amazing these pattern tools really are! Let’s start with the Hip Curve, this ruler helps create the perfect curve for those side seams when designing or altering garments particularly pants! It not only helps […]

My Favorite Tape Measures!
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These are better than the average tape measure 🙂 Double sided Tape Measures are my favorite!! There are tons of measuring tapes out there. My absolute favorites are the double-sided tape measures. But wait! These are not just ordinary double-sided tape measures, they start on each side on opposite numbers. (Paidlinks*) It means, when you […]

Essential Fitting tools in Pattern Making
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Tools for pattern making are critical! Using the right tools can give us beautiful lines and can improve the shapes of your pattern pieces. I wanted to list out a few of my favorite tools to help your fitting journey. 1)      My absolute favorite is the hip curve. This ruler gives us the perfect curve […]

Learning to sew with knit fabrics
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Learning to sew with knit fabrics Being able to sew with knits opens up a whole new world of sewing possibilities! Some of my favourite pieces are sewn with knits and are often the most comfortable items that I can wear all year round. Knits have become much more popular to sew with, which means […]

Fix thread tension for your Sewing Project
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Fix your thread tension How to find the perfect tension for your sewing projects! When I first started sewing I spent a lot of time trying to find the right thread tension, my stitches would either come up too slack or too tight with looping on the underside or the bobbin thread showing between stiches. […]