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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Decorative Seams Pt. I

Sorry, I’m running a day late and a dollar short this week. I spent my weekend thoroughly engrossed in creatingClick here to view the full post »

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On Assignment…

I realize that today I was supposed to give you some decorative seam finishes, and don’t worry, I will –Click here to view the full post »

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Self Finished Seams Pt. II

Here’s a few more self finished seams that are more or less versions of each other. I’ll thinkClick here to view the full post »

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Self Finished Seams Pt. I

Today I’ll be going over a few self finished seams and then tomorrow, I’ll add a few more. For these seamClick here to view the full post »

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Seam Finishes

Today, I’ll be covering some basic seam finishes. Tomorrow, gear up for self-finished seams. Friday, I’llClick here to view the full post »

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Seam Finishing Week!

I received numerous emails and comments, during the course of the Ginger Sewalong, on how to best finish seams. YouClick here to view the full post »

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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,Click 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 timeClick 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 easyClick 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 toClick 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 yourClick 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 toClick 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 upClick 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.Click here to view the full post »