How to Add Pintucks to a Bodice - Sew a Little Seam
Pintucks are a cute detail that can dress up a bodice. I’m going to show you how I added pintucks to the Willow pattern. Pintucks are usually between 1/8″ and 1/4″ and you can add as many pintucks as you would like. For this example I used three, 1/4″ pintucks on each side, with a...
TRACING WHEEL | How to Use a Tracing Wheel | TREASURIE
Don’t let the spikes put you off learning how to use a tracing wheel. Learn how to use this great little gadget to help with transferring pattern markings.
Stretchy Jewelry, Sewing Elastic, and Crafts with Elastic
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Faux Ruched Flower Tutorial
Faux ruched flowers are actually very simple to prepare once you get the hang of it. The resulting flower is out of this world!! The ruched flowers included in this tutorial were prepared for the Chevron With A Twist quilt -- published on Moda Bake Shop Feb, 2015. Where the sizes differ, notes have been included for the 2019 Aurifil Designer of the Month "Redbird Garden" Applique Block. Begin with a square of fabric between 5″ and 6″ square. 2019 Aurifil Redbird Garden Block: Use (3) 7"…
How to cut fabric straight
Cutting fabric straight is really important and can’t be stressed enough. A bad initial cut can result in twisted seams, or seams of different length on two pieces that are supposed to match, or a deformed/uneven hem after the garment was finished. It is surprising, but indeed a wrong initial cut can actually cause all these issues. It seems to be a simple task, cutting fabric straight, but in reality, there is more to it than is obvious at a first glance. Below are some helpful tips on how…
BIAS TAPE: what is it, how to make it, and why you NEED it! (VIDEO included)
Bias Tape is a wonderful thing. In fact, it's something that I have used from the very beginning of my sewing adventure...and is not something to be feared. In fact, once you understand the stuff, you will LOVE it! However, my old tutorial showing you about bias tape and cutting on the bias, is well, really old. And it lacked some pictures. So every time I link to it, I end up having to add a bit more information....and it always aggravated me. So this post has been on my mind to finish for…
Adding Lace to A Sweater - Simple Simon and Company
Adding Lace to A Sweater: In less than 10 minutes you can add a wisp of lace around the hem of any shirt.
Sewing Jeans Buttonholes and Buttons - The Last Stitch
An easy step-by-step tutorial on how to sew a professional jeans buttonhole on your home sewing machine and attaching denim buttons.
Hem Finishes and Facings - The Sewing Directory
Learn to create a facing pattern for a professional finish. This post covers hem finishes and facings.