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Hello all! Good news for those of you making our Sienna Maker Jacket: our sew-along is now live! If you
Hey y’all! We pride ourselves on giving you all the resources you need to achieve absolute sewing success, so I’m
Our sewalong for the Kalle Shirt & Shirtdress pattern is now complete (you can see all the posts in the
We’ve finally reached the end of our Kalle Sewalong! If you’d like to see all the posts in one place,
Our sewalong for the Kalle Shirt & Shirtdress pattern is drawing to a close. Later this week we will cover
Yesterday I showed you a slightly unconventional method for sewing a collar for the Kalle Shirt & Shirtdress. While this is
We’re rounding the finish line in our Kalle Shirt & Shirtdress sewalong! Over the next couple of days, I am going
This week we are talking about installing the collar for our Kalle Shirt & Shirtdress. I am going to show you
Earlier this week we covered sewing finishing our curvy hems with bias tape. For the cropped variation of the Kalle
Ready for the next step in our Kalle Shirtdress sewalong? Last week we used the Burrito Method to neatly encase
Today we are going to actually see our Kalle shirt & Shirtdresses coming together. Next week we’ll be focusing on sewing
Last week we covered how to sew a standard placket, hidden placket and tunic or popover placket for our Kalle
Today’s post is all about installing a tunic or popover placket in your Kalle Shirt & Shirtdress (or any shirt
Placket Week continues! One of the things you guys suggested for the Kalle Shirtdress pattern was some more advanced shirt-making
Today is the first day we actually start sewing our Kalle Shirt & Shirtdresses! This sewalong is skipping the cutting
Hello all! Today’s post is all about choosing the right size and making any needed pattern modifications before you cut
The first step with any great sewing project is choosing the perfect fabric. Thankfully our Kalle Shirt & Shirtdress works
Welcome to the first day of the Kalle Shirt + Shirtdress Sewalong! We’ll be covering construction of the Kalle pattern
Can you believe it? This is the very last post in the Clare Coat sewalong and after today you will
Ah, we’re almost at the finish line for our Clare Coats! Today we’ll be assembling our linings and later this
We’re nearing the finish line! Next week we’ll be lining our Clare Coats and finishing up, but today we need to
Now that you’ve assembled the body of your Clare Coat, it’s time to attach the collars. I am going to cover both View
Alright Clare makers, today is the day your coat starts to look like an actual coat! We will be attaching
Earlier this week we assembled our front piece for the Clare Coat by sewing the darts and installing the welt
Hey View B-ers! I haven’t forgotten about you. Let’s start sewing these babies up! The first step is to sew
Whoop! Time to start putting these Clare Coats together. Today we will be focusing on assembling the front panel of
Today we will be prepping and cutting all of our pattern pieces so we’re ready to start sewing later in
W ith the A-line silhouette of the Clare Coat, it’s important to get the fit right through the bust. I highly
Our sewalong marches onward; so far we’ve covered fabric coatings and tailoring supplies, and today we’ll be talking about fitting
In addition to the coating fabrics and lining we discussed yesterday, you’ll need to gather a few additional supplies to make your
Choosing the best wool coating & wool alternatives for winter coats.
Style inspiration for the Clare Coat: neutrals, bright colours or bold prints.
Curious about what the Clare Coat looks like on a variety of bodies besides mine? After a few requests I
Happy Friday everyone! Today we’re going to cover the trickiest bit of sewing for the Carolyn Pajama pattern. Notched collars
A round-up of all the beautiful Ginger Jeans our customers have made!
Professional looking hardware on your handmade jeans – how to install denim rivets & jeans buttons at home with just a hammer and awl.
Finish up sewing your Ginger jeans by installing jean belt loops, sewing the buttonhole and hemming jeans.
Back pocket location makes a huge difference in jean fit; how to place jean pockets for your best butt.
Installing Ginger Jeans waistband and getting perfect topstitching.
Assembling jeans; sewing the inseam, side seams, and topstitching back pockets.
Assembling the back yokes, sewing the legs together along the center back seam and topstitching.
The best and easiest way to install a fly front zipper (it’s not as hard as you think!)
Sewing front jeans pockets – how to sew pocket bag, pocket stay and topstitch coin pocket.
Cutting denim, finding grainline, cutting denim to prevent leg twist, applying fusible interfacing.
Jeans and pants fitting adjustments. Fix gaping waist, crotch curve adjustments, full and flat seat adjustment, etc.
How to sew flat fell and faux flat fell seams and tips for perfect, even topstitching.
Suggestions for ways to personalize DIY jeans: distressing, waxing, adding ankle zippers, pocket designs.
Sourcing jeans hardware, topstitching thread, tools, jean zippers, rivets & jeans buttons.
The best online sources for stretch denim, understanding denim weave, what is twill.
Thanks to everyone for taking a moment to enter and vote in the Nettie Sewalong contest. I was inspired by
Hi everyone! I’m about to take off for a much needed mini-vacation in Maine, so I thought I’d get the
I know we technically finished our sewalong last week, but I was fussing around with a quick and dirty Nettie-to-bikini
Alright! Back to work! Today all you bodysuit baberonis will actually be COMPLETING your Netties. Bust out the firecrackers. This
I finally took a much needed day off yesterday so I’m sorry if you’ve been waiting for this post. I’ve
Before I get into today’s tutorial, Mari from Seamster Patterns just posted a conversation we had for Sewing Indie Month
Today is the day. Pop a fresh stretch needle in that machine, do a couple of deep knee bends and
Hi gang! Hope you had a lovely weekend! I had the supreme pleasure of meeting Ginger for brunch yesterday; she
Hi Nettie Betties! Today we are getting started on the actual nitty-gritty making of this baby. Just a reminder about
How to wear a bodysuit? Children of the 90’s will remember pairing them with overalls (one strap undone, natch) or
Hi everyone! I hope Sunday’s post on the best fabric for your Nettie was helpful. Sewing with knits is a
Hi folks! I hope you had a wonderful weekend. Today I want to talk in depth about fabric choices for
Happy weekend friends! It’s another long weekend in Canada and I’m looking forward to a few days of swimming, sleeping
This is the final post in the Bombshell Sewalong. I am a little sad to be finished, but excited to
Happy Monday Sewalongers! We had a provincial holiday today and I just spent the weekend splashing in the lakes and
I‘ll be honest… I feel like a bit of a schmuck for not including a bikini top in the Bombshell
Sewalongers! Bombshellists! Bathing beauties! Today is the day we insert our elastic into our leg openings. If you are making
Today we will be gathering our front fabric piece and attaching it to the front lining and back ruched pieces.
Hello again Bombshell baberonis. By now we have cut our fabric and assembled our back pieces. Some of us have
Hey pals. Now that you have your pattern cut, graded and/or adjusted to fit your hot bod as required, we
Hello Sewalongers! Firstly, congrats to Meredith who the random number generator chose as the lucky recipient for the By Hand
Hey guys? Quit being amazing. Last night I posted the Bombshell Swimsuit on Etsy and the avalanche of orders and