How To Sewing Guides

  • How to Sew with Slippery Fabrics

    How to Sew with Slippery Fabrics

     

    Depending on who you are and how busy your social calendar is, party season is either already upon you or fast approaching. So what are you making? Probably something shiny, glitzy or all of the above. Slippery fabrics like crepe de chine, silk and satin make dreamy party attire, but they can be a nightmare to sew. Not if you follow our top tips for sewing with slippery fabrics. They'll make all your party dress dreams can come true.

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  • How to Finish a Neckline with Bias Binding - Five Different Ways

    How to Finish a Neckline with Bias Binding

    Bias binding is a quick, easy and neat way to finish raw edges in areas such as necklines, armholes or sleeves. In this article we share five (yes five) ways you can finish a raw edge with a binding depending on your preference.

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  • How to Sew a Knit or Jersey V Neck

    How to Sew a Knit or Jersey V Neck

    Personally I love a V neck and find them very flattering. They seem to accentuate the bust whilst also revealing the collar bone for a nice slimming effect. I'd never sewn one in jersey until I made my tropical maxi dress and was pleasantly surprised how easy it was to draft and sew a knit V neck.

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  • How to Sew Perfect Knit Neckbands with a Coverstitch Binding Attachment

    How to Sew Perfect Knit Neckbands with a Coverstitch Binding Attachment

    A coverstitch binding attachment will help you to achieve perfect and professional knit and jersey neckbands every time. No more stress, no more holding of breath, just straight forward, easy knit neckbands in one simple step. In this video I'll demonstrate exactly how it works and where you can find the attachment for your coverstitch/coverlock machine to make your perfect jersey neckband dreams a reality!

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  • How To Sew An Invisible Zip The Really Clever Way

    How To Sew An Invisible Zip The Really Clever Way

    Sewing an invisible zipper strikes fear into the hearts of many a sewist! One of the main challenges is avoiding that annoying bubble that can occur at the end of the zip. In this handy tutorial we'll show you how to prevent the bubble and remove the challenge of sewing around the zipper. It's a goodie!

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  • How to Sew an All In One Double Sleeve Cuff

    How to Sew an All In One Double Sleeve Cuff

    This double cuff tutorial is a great way to change the sleeve design of a garment. I always think a rolled up cuff looks modern and casual. A kind of 'I just threw this on, but my look is totally put together' vibe. Learn how to do it in just a few easy steps.

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  • Top Tips for Sewing Machine Sewn Buttonholes

    How to Successfully Sew Machine Sewn Buttonholes

    Buttonholes are a crucial part of many sewing projects, but can be a scary prospect. Adding buttonholes is often one of the final steps in a project making it even more nerve wracking. Get them wrong and it could spoil all of your hard work - gulp! In this article we share our top tips and techniques to keep you cool as a cucumber when completing this vital step. You never know, you might even grow to like them!

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  • How to Finish Seams - Five Sewing Techniques to Master

    How To Finish Seams: 5 Techniques Every Sewer Should Know

    Love it or hate it, finishing seams is a crucial step in producing a well made garment. Using an overlocker or overcasting stitch on your machine are the most common techniques, but there are plenty of other fun alternatives to try. In this article we share a few of the most common seam finishing techniques that might just crank up the excitement levels when it comes to this step in your dressmaking!

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  • Sewing with a Twin Needle

    How to Use a Twin Needle

    We recently started hosting Q&A vlogs, which have been hugely popular and a great way to interact with our lovely customers and followers. It has also increased our awareness of what you would like to learn more about hence today's blog article on sewing with a twin needle. In this article we'll take you through twin needle basics and look at trouble shooting when you don't quite get the results you're looking for.

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  • Top Tips for Sewing with Leather and Faux Leather

    Top Tips for Sewing with Leather and Faux Leather

    Have you ever fancied sewing with leather or faux leather? If so you are in luck. This week we are sharing a beautiful bag our very own Angela made from faux leather and her top tips for getting great results with these fabrics. For an extra little twist Angela even machine embroidered a design onto the faux leather so there are tips for that too!

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