Whenever we release a pattern, Beck (@isewthereforeiam) is
inevitably right there with an amazing version. I don't know how this busy lawyer and mom to a 4-year old manages to squeeze in 12-15 hours of sewing a week, not to mention blogging
and posting amazing makes on her instagram! She has a small dedicated sewing space in her cozy apartment in the Netherlands, but this Australian ex-pat knows how to max out on a little space and has made...
We are continuing our round-up of sewing tutorials pulled from our tutorial archives
. This post is going to focus on our favourite thing to sew: Zippers! Oh wait, you don't love sewing zippers either? Well, let's see if we can change your mind with some handy tricks and a few different kinds of zips, as well as methods for installation. Bookmark this page and next time you're doing a zipper installation, we got ya covered.
Hey all! Amy here. We get a lot of questions about various techniques for installing buttons, buttonholes, snaps and the like, and we generally reply "Oh, we have a tutorial for that!" In fact, we probably have more than one (for your reference, we have a complete page of all our sewing tutorials
in one place!) In the coming weeks we're going to be putting out a series of blog tutorial round-ups that you can bookmark for easy reference. So without further ado, let's install some closures!
Looking back over most of my sewing projects from the past year or so, it's pretty clear I'm still on a Frosting kick
. When I'm not testing our own patterns and feel like tucking into something at home, I've been gravitating towards more "frivolous" (read: fun) makes; projects that let me really sink my teeth in, learn some new techniques or practice fitting. I have a closet full of highly practical clothes and I've filled in most of the gaps over the years, so it makes sense that when I do have a few hours to spare I'm...
Amy here! Sewing can seem like a daunting hobby; expensive equipment, endless pattern and fabric options and a million tool and notions that everyone will insist is a "must have". However, you don't need to spend a fortune to get started. If you look at the gourmet cooking craze of the last decade or so, any experienced chef will tell you: all you really need is fire, a sharp knife and a cast iron frying pan. THAT'S IT. Sewing is pretty much the same. You need a quality sewing machine, sharp scissors and a hot iron. Other than that?...
Sometimes a sewing pattern really connects; you'll start seeing it all over your instagram feed, and even if you weren't planning on making it yourself, enough cute versions popping up that you eventually find yourself jumping on the bandwagon. Such was the case with the Zadie Jumpsuit
from Paper Theory.
Is it just me, or has The Jumpsuit supplanted The Dress as the no muss-no fuss option when you don't want to think too much about you're going to wear? I love me some separates, but there is something so easy about a great jumpsuit, and Zadie is a...
Our new Rome Collection
was designed to be beginner friendly. No fancy finishes, tricky zippers or fiddly construction to stress out new stitchers. The Cielo top
includes a neckline facing that we encourage beginners to try first, as it provides a professional-looking clean finish with no special skills required. However, we also include instructions and a pattern piece for bias binding. Bias binding gives a lovely, minimal looking seam finish along a neckline (you can use it along armholes as well!) without the fuss of a facing flapping around. It's one of those "basic" skills you should...
Grace is one of our pattern testers. Whenever we open her feedback we know we are going to get THE GOODS. Not only does she send photos and videos, but she also always goes above and beyond with her notes and careful sewing. She is a Technical Designer in the fashion industry in NYC for a manufacturer of RTW sportswear, so it shouldn't be surprising she knows how to put together a garment. With 30 years of experience sewing clothes, we thought we would pick her brain for some insider tips for the home sewist from an...