Category Archives: Tips and Tricks

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Hemming

Can you believe it? Today is the last day of the Ginger Sewalong. It’s been a crazy two weeks for me. In fact, MrClick here to view the full post »

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Bonus Post – Piping

Piping is a great way to add a little pizazz and retro fun to a garment. Surprisingly, this is actually the first time IClick here to view the full post »

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Bonus Post – Pocket Making

I almost feel a little silly doing a tutorial on how I made the pockets for my 1st Ginger. These are so easy you’Click here to view the full post »

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Boning the Waistband

Gertie, from Gertie’s New Blog for Better Sewing is hosting a tutorial on how to bone your waistband over on herClick here to view the full post »

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Bonus Post – Sewing on the Bias

This post is especially geared towards version 3 of the Ginger skirt pattern, however these tips can easily apply to anyClick here to view the full post »

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Inserting an Invisible Zipper

I thought I would do a post on the invisible zipper since these insertions are something that I always had a difficultClick here to view the full post »

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Cutting Tips for Beginners

Aren’t you so excited? Once all the fitting and adjustments and alterations are behind you, now you can whip outClick here to view the full post »

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Bonus Post – Cutting Bias Stripes

It’s time to cut your fabric and you’ve chosen to tackle version 3 of the Ginger pattern. You might beClick here to view the full post »

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Ginger Muslin

If this is your first time making a muslin, its a good practice to get into. After you’ve made the flat patternClick here to view the full post »

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Bonus Post – Why Zipper & Thread Color Matter

Since many of you are beginners I thought I would add in a few tips on professional touches that will take your finishedClick here to view the full post »

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Tall or Short

Now that we’ve cut out our patterns with the correct size and everything, we’ve one more adjustment to makeClick here to view the full post »

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Picking Your Ginger Size

This is probably the most important post of the Ginger Sewalong, because if you pick the wrong size, things end up wonkyClick here to view the full post »

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Pre-laundering Fabric

Many of you have uploaded your fabric picks to the flickr pool and are ready for the next step! Hurrah! Make sure youClick here to view the full post »

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Tasia the Sewaholic’s Lesson on Fabric Selection

It’s with great pleasure that Tasia, the Sewaholic is here talking about fabric selection today. And she shouldClick here to view the full post »

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Notions for Your Ginger

Today, in conjunction with Tasia’s guest post on fabric selection, I am hopping in with picking your pattern sizeClick here to view the full post »

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An Alternative to Silk

I had a very interesting question emailed to me from a reader and I thought it was worthy of a post, especially as IClick here to view the full post »

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this Girl’s Tips & Tricks on Working with Silk

After posting my Modern Geisha dress on The Sew Weekly, I saw a few comments and received a few emails about workingClick here to view the full post »

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Pressing Fabric

One of the biggest reasons I like working with fibers such as silk, wool and linen is because I get to iron them. CrazyClick here to view the full post »

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How to Make Hand Worked Buttonholes

Yesterday, you saw the blouse where I applied these lovelies. Today, I’m going to show you how to make your ownClick here to view the full post »

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Two Faced

As I’m just finishing up my bow blouse (vintage Simplicity 7896), I thought I would show you how I handle facingsClick here to view the full post »

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Hem it Up!

It’s the final day of the Trouser Sewalong. I really can’t believe it’s coming to an end. Again,Click here to view the full post »

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a Waistband, a Zipper, a Facing & a Lining = Puzzle?

This is not a post that I actually wanted to write, because when I’m faced with this problem, I don’t haveClick here to view the full post »

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Zipper Insertion Options

I decided not to do a step by step zipper insertion on the trousers because I’ve done one already. Two in fact,Click here to view the full post »

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Bias Waistband Fun-ness

Behind the scenes of this sewalong, I’ve been trying to stay a few steps ahead. It was in this spirit that I putClick here to view the full post »