Category Archives: Tips and Tricks

My collection of sewing tutorials. I want you to know what I know and that’s that.

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Hype

I wanted to give a little blurb today about a notion that I used in my Craftsy class – fusible web. There areClick here to view the full post »

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On Pants/Trousers

After my Season Opener Pants post, I received several comments and lots of emails on pants. I posed a question on myClick here to view the full post »

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How to Trace Sewing Patterns

I distinctly recall my first purchase of a Burda World of Fashion magazine (which by the way, is now BurdaStyleClick here to view the full post »

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Containment

Sewing is messy. Am I right, or am I right? As such, I continually look for ways to contain projects these days.Click here to view the full post »

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Crafty Monogamy

Lauren, I totally stole your slogan here. The outpouring of “one project at a time” love really rocked myClick here to view the full post »

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Easy Peasy Sew-In Clothing Labels

I have a certain fascination with clothing labels and I’m not talking about the size labels either. When I getClick here to view the full post »

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For the Love of Seam Binding

Rayon seam binding has been in the shop for a little while now (and I just updated some new colors too!) and sinceClick here to view the full post »

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Loot

I recall typing earlier this year that I would be attending the American Sewing Expo in Novi, Michigan. Janet PrayClick here to view the full post »

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an Aside to Monday’s Sofa Slipcover

Friends, Thank You for your very kind words about my sofa slipcover! I’m so happy with it I could cry. It’sClick here to view the full post »

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Easy French Tacks

A few of you asked about the serged french tacks I did on my Simplicity 1880 wrap and shirt dresses. Well they are theClick here to view the full post »

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2-in-1 Sewalong: Finishing

Friends, its time to wrap up this sewalong! Now please don’t think that this is the final be-all end-all becauseClick here to view the full post »

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2-in-1 Sewalong: the Shirt Dress Collar

For you shirt dressers, I know you’ve been waiting some time for this tutorial, so hopefully you give it a tryClick here to view the full post »

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2-in-1 Sewalong: Wrap Dress Neckline

OK you guys, I decided to go out on a limb and try something new here. I was going to show you how to put elastic inClick here to view the full post »

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On the Merits of Stay Tape

You know, I never used to believe in stay tape. I thought it was a bunch of malarkey. I was really into only doingClick here to view the full post »

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2-in-1 Sewalong: Attaching Sleeves

So, how are you guys coming along on your dresses? Where’s everyone at? So that you are aware, I don’tClick here to view the full post »

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2-in-1 Sewalong: Attaching Interfacing

For you Shirt Dressers, we’ve got interfacing to attach. Now remember there are three pieces that needClick here to view the full post »

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2-in-1 Sewalong: Bodice Construction

Yowza! Yowza! This post is a day late and a dollar short and I’m sorry! I’m gettin a little behind overClick here to view the full post »

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2-in-1 Sewalong: Cloth Cutting

That day has finally arrived. Well, Ok, ok, I actually cut my cloth for one dress over the weekend and got a bit of aClick here to view the full post »

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2-in-1 Sewalong: the Shirt Dress Buttonhole Placement

You might be wondering why I’m doing a post on buttonhole placement and that’s totally fine. This is a tipClick here to view the full post »

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2-in-1 Sewalong: the Shirt Dress Collar

For those of you doing the shirt dress for Simplicity 1880, there’s this business of the collar. It’sClick here to view the full post »

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2-in-1 Sewalong: the Wrap Dress & Bias Tape

Alright, so I’m cheating just a little today and putting tomorrow’s post in today’s place.Click here to view the full post »

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2-in-1 Sewalong: Alteration Resources

When I initially started thinking about doing another sewalong, this is the post I was most concerned about. This isClick here to view the full post »

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2-in-1 Sewalong: Muslin Making

I’ve actually gotten in the habit of not making a muslin every time I go to sew something up these days.Click here to view the full post »

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2-in-1 Sewalong: Pick Your Pattern Size

Today, we’ll have a chat about picking the correct pattern size for you. I’m pretty sure most of you allClick here to view the full post »