Sewing a Shirt Yoke – the Burrito Method // Kalle Sewalong

Today we are going to actually see our Kalle shirt & Shirtdresses coming together. Next week we’ll be focusing on sewing

Sewing a Curved Shirt Patch Pocket // Kalle Sewalong

Last week we covered how to sew a standard placket, hidden placket and tunic or popover placket for our Kalle

Sewing a Tunic or Popover Placket // Kalle Sewalong

Today’s post is all about installing a tunic or popover placket in your Kalle Shirt & Shirtdress (or any shirt

How to Sew A Hidden Button Placket // Kalle Sewalong

Placket Week continues! One of the things you guys suggested for the Kalle Shirtdress pattern was some more advanced shirt-making

Sewing a Standard Button Placket // Kalle Sewalong

Today is the first day we actually start sewing our Kalle Shirt & Shirtdresses! This sewalong is skipping the cutting

Choosing a Size + Pattern Modifications + Full Bust Adjustment // Kalle Sewalong

Hello all! Today’s post is all about choosing the right size and making any needed pattern modifications before you cut

Choosing Shirtmaking Fabric // Kalle Sewalong

The first step with any great sewing project is choosing the perfect fabric. Thankfully our Kalle Shirt & Shirtdress works

Shirtdress Inspiration & Styling // Kalle Sewalong

Welcome to the first day of the Kalle Shirt + Shirtdress Sewalong! We’ll be covering construction of the Kalle pattern

Kalle Shirt + Dress Sewalong Schedule

Hey y’all! We have a sewalong planned for our latest pattern, the Kalle Shirt + Shirtdress. There are lots of

CLARE SEWALONG PT 14 // BAGGING A COAT LINING

Can you believe it? This is the very last post in the Clare Coat sewalong and after today you will

CLARE SEWALONG PT 13 // SEWING THE LINING & FACING

Ah, we’re almost at the finish line for our Clare Coats! Today we’ll be assembling our linings and later this

CLARE SEWALONG PT 12 // INSTALLING THE ZIPPER PLACKET

We’re nearing the finish line! Next week we’ll be lining our Clare Coats and finishing up, but today we need to

CLARE SEWALONG PT 11 // ATTACHING THE COLLARS

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

CLARE SEWALONG PT 10 // SEWING RAGLAN SLEEVES

Alright Clare makers, today is the day your coat starts to look like an actual coat! We will be attaching

CLARE SEWALONG PT 9 // VIEW A SIDE SEAMS

Earlier this week we assembled our front piece for the Clare Coat by sewing the darts and installing the welt

CLARE SEWALONG PT 8 // ASSEMBLING VIEW B

Hey View B-ers! I haven’t forgotten about you. Let’s start sewing these babies up! The first step is to sew

CLARE SEWALONG PT 7 // ASSEMBLING VIEW A BODY

Whoop! Time to start putting these Clare Coats together. Today we will be focusing on assembling the front panel of

CLARE SEWALONG PT 6 // CUTTING & INTERFACING

Today we will be prepping and cutting all of our pattern pieces so we’re ready to start sewing later in

CLARE SEWALONG PT 5 // FULL BUST ADJUSTMENT & ADJUSTING LENGTH

W ith the A-line silhouette of the Clare Coat, it’s important to get the fit right through the bust. I highly

CLARE SEWALONG PT 4 // RAGLAN SLEEVE FIT ADJUSTMENTS

Our sewalong marches onward; so far we’ve covered fabric coatings and tailoring supplies, and today we’ll be talking about fitting

CLARE SEWALONG PT 3 // COAT-MAKING SUPPLIES & TAILORING INTERFACING

In addition to the coating fabrics and lining we discussed yesterday, you’ll need to gather a few additional supplies to make your

CLARE COAT SEWALONG PT 2 // WOOL COATING FABRIC (AND WOOL ALTERNATIVES)

Choosing the best wool coating & wool alternatives for winter coats.

CLARE COAT SEWALONG PT 1 // STYLE INSPIRATION

Style inspiration for the Clare Coat: neutrals, bright colours or bold prints.

CLARE COAT: TESTER VERSIONS

Curious about what the Clare Coat looks like on a variety of bodies besides mine? After a few requests I

TUTORIAL: SEWING A NOTCHED COLLAR

Happy Friday everyone! Today we’re going to cover the trickiest bit of sewing for the Carolyn Pajama pattern. Notched collars

GINGER JEANS ROUNDUP

A round-up of all the beautiful Ginger Jeans our customers have made!

GINGER SEWALONG PT 14: INSTALLING DENIM RIVETS & BUTTONS

Professional looking hardware on your handmade jeans – how to install denim rivets & jeans buttons at home with just a hammer and awl.

GINGER SEWALONG PT 13: BELT LOOPS, HEMS & BUTTONHOLE

Finish up sewing your Ginger jeans by installing jean belt loops, sewing the buttonhole and hemming jeans.

GINGER SEWALONG PT 12: BACK POCKET PLACEMENT

Back pocket location makes a huge difference in jean fit; how to place jean pockets for your best butt.

GINGER SEWALONG PT 11: SEWING THE WAISTBAND

Installing Ginger Jeans waistband and getting perfect topstitching.

GINGER SEWALONG PT 10: SEWING SIDE SEAMS & BACK POCKETS

Assembling jeans; sewing the inseam, side seams, and topstitching back pockets.

GINGER SEWALONG PT 9: ASSEMBLING THE BACK

Assembling the back yokes, sewing the legs together along the center back seam and topstitching.

GINGER SEWALONG PT 8: SEWING A FLY FRONT ZIPPER

The best and easiest way to install a fly front zipper (it’s not as hard as you think!)

GINGER SEWALONG PT 7: ASSEMBLING POCKETS

Sewing front jeans pockets – how to sew pocket bag, pocket stay and topstitch coin pocket.

GINGER SEWALONG PT 6: CUTTING AND PREPPING

Cutting denim, finding grainline, cutting denim to prevent leg twist, applying fusible interfacing.

GINGER SEWALONG PT 5: FITTING

Jeans and pants fitting adjustments. Fix gaping waist, crotch curve adjustments, full and flat seat adjustment, etc.

GINGER SEWALONG PT 4: SEAM FINISHES FOR JEANS

How to sew flat fell and faux flat fell seams and tips for perfect, even topstitching.

GINGER SEWALONG PT 3 – PERSONALIZING YOUR JEANS

Suggestions for ways to personalize DIY jeans: distressing, waxing, adding ankle zippers, pocket designs.

GINGER SEWALONG PT 2 – JEAN MAKING SUPPLIES & JEANS HARDWARE

Sourcing jeans hardware, topstitching thread, tools, jean zippers, rivets & jeans buttons.

GINGER SEWALONG PT 1: SOURCING DENIM

The best online sources for stretch denim, understanding denim weave, what is twill.

NETTIE SEWALONG WINNERS

Thanks to everyone for taking a moment to enter and vote in the Nettie Sewalong contest. I was inspired by

NETTIE SEWALONG CONTEST – YOUR TURN TO VOTE

Hi everyone! I’m about to take off for a much needed mini-vacation in Maine, so I thought I’d get the

NETTIE SEWALONG PT 10: HACKING A SWIMSUIT

I know we technically finished our sewalong last week, but I was fussing around with a quick and dirty Nettie-to-bikini

NETTIE SEWALONG PT 9 – FINISHING THE BODYSUIT

Alright! Back to work! Today all you bodysuit baberonis will actually be COMPLETING your Netties. Bust out the firecrackers. This

NETTIE SEWALONG PT 8 – ATTACHING SLEEVES

I finally took a much needed day off yesterday so I’m sorry if you’ve been waiting for this post. I’ve

NETTIE SEWALONG PT 7: ADDING A SHELF BRA AND FOAM CUPS

Before I get into today’s tutorial, Mari from Seamster Patterns just posted a conversation we had for Sewing Indie Month

NETTIE SEWALONG PT 6: ATTACHING NECK BINDING

Today is the day. Pop a fresh stretch needle in that machine, do a couple of deep knee bends and

NETTIE SEWALONG PT 5: CUTTING YOUR FABRIC

Hi gang! Hope you had a lovely weekend! I had the supreme pleasure of meeting Ginger for brunch yesterday; she

NETTIE SEWALONG PT 4: PREPPING YOUR PATTERN PIECES

Hi Nettie Betties! Today we are getting started on the actual nitty-gritty making of this baby. Just a reminder about

NETTIE SEWALONG PT 3: OUTFIT INSPIRATION & PATTERN HACKING

How to wear a bodysuit? Children of the 90’s will remember pairing them with overalls (one strap undone, natch) or

NETTIE SEWALONG PT 2 – SUPPLIES

Hi everyone! I hope Sunday’s post on the best fabric for your Nettie was helpful. Sewing with knits is a

NETTIE SEWALONG PT 1 – FABRIC!

Hi folks! I hope you had a wonderful weekend. Today I want to talk in depth about fabric choices for

SHARE YOUR BOMBSHELLS

Happy weekend friends! It’s another long weekend in Canada and I’m looking forward to a few days of swimming, sleeping

BOMBSHELL SEWALONG PT 9: FINISHING VIEW B

This is the final post in the Bombshell Sewalong. I am a little sad to be finished, but excited to

BOMBSHELL SEWALONG PT 8: FINISHING VIEW A

Happy Monday Sewalongers! We had a provincial holiday today and I just spent the weekend splashing in the lakes and

BOMBSHELL SEWALONG PT 7: MAKING A BIKINI TOP TO WEAR WITH VIEW C

I‘ll be honest… I feel like a bit of a schmuck for not including a bikini top in the Bombshell

BOMBSHELL SEWALONG PT 6: INSERTING ELASTIC INTO LEG OPENINGS & FINISHING VIEW C

Sewalongers! Bombshellists! Bathing beauties! Today is the day we insert our elastic into our leg openings. If you are making

BOMBSHELL SEWALONG PT 5: GATHERING YOUR FRONT FABRIC, ASSEMBLING THE FRONT & BACK

Today we will be gathering our front fabric piece and attaching it to the front lining and back ruched pieces.

BOMBSHELL SEWALONG PT 4: PREPARING THE FRONT LINING & BUST RUCHING FOR VIEW A

Hello again Bombshell baberonis. By now we have cut our fabric and assembled our back pieces. Some of us have

BOMBSHELL SEWALONG PT 3: CUTTING FABRIC & GATHERING BACK PIECES

Hey pals. Now that you have your pattern cut, graded and/or adjusted to fit your hot bod as required, we

BOMBSHELL SEWALONG PT 2: PREPPING PATTERN PIECES

Hello Sewalongers! Firstly, congrats to Meredith who the random number generator chose as the lucky recipient for the By Hand

BOMBSHELL SEWALONG PT 1 – MATERIAL REQUIREMENTS

Hey guys? Quit being amazing. Last night I posted the Bombshell Swimsuit on Etsy and the avalanche of orders and