Rope Basket Purse Tutorial: The Perfect Summer Bag!

You may remember the gorgeous rope basket bag I was carrying in my last me-made outfit post, and as promised,

Tips For Sewing a V Neckline // Charlie Caftan

Today we are wrapping up posts on our Charlie Caftan pattern with this tutorial on sewing a V neckline with

Finishing the Center Panel // Charlie Caftan

Last week we walked you through sewing the inset panel of your Charlie Caftan; today we’ll focus on beautifully finishing

Sewing the Inset Center Panel // Charlie Caftan

When I started working on our Charlie Caftan, I was conscious of designing something simple and gratifying to sew, with

Sewing the Sleeve Cuffs // Kalle Sewalong

We’ve finally reached the end of our Kalle Sewalong! If you’d like to see all the posts in one place,

Sewing a Band Collar // Kalle Sewalong

Our sewalong for the Kalle Shirt & Shirtdress pattern is drawing to a close. Later this week we will cover

Traditional Method for Sewing a Shirt Collar // Closet Case Patterns

Yesterday I showed you a slightly unconventional method for sewing a collar for the Kalle Shirt & Shirtdress. While this is

An Alternative Method for Sewing A Shirt Collar // Kalle Sewalong

We’re rounding the finish line in our Kalle Shirt & Shirtdress sewalong! Over the next couple of days, I am going

Sewing Super Sharp Collar Points // Kalle Sewalong

This week we are talking about installing the collar for our Kalle Shirt & Shirtdress. I am going to show you

Sewing the Hem Facing for View A // Kalle Sewalong

Earlier this week we covered sewing finishing our curvy hems with bias tape. For the cropped variation of the Kalle

Finishing Curved Hem with Bias Tape & Sewing Side Seams // Kalle Sewalong

Ready for the next step in our Kalle Shirtdress sewalong? Last week we used the Burrito Method to neatly encase

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

How to Sew a 3D Neck Binding for Knit Fabrics

When I first made my scuba knit Ebony dress, I wanted to create a neck binding with some heft. I

HOW TO BLEND BETWEEN VIEWS FOR THE EBONY TEE

Today I want to share a couple of really simple pattern mods you can make to the Ebony Tee. It’s

ANNOUNCING THE PRESALE FOR OUR LATEST ONLINE WORKSHOP: SEW YOUR DREAM JEANS!

Today is a little thrilling for me because I am bringing you something really personal and thisclose to my heart,

HOW TO SEW LEATHER & FAUX LEATHER

If you caught my post earlier this week, you may have spotted my Clare Coat with leather sleeves (aka the

UNDERLINING THE KELLY ANORAK FOR ADDED WARMTH

I‘ve had a number of requests for tips on how to add a lining to the Kelly Anorak, so much

HOW TO SEW A ZIPPER PLACKET FOR THE KELLY ANORAK

I really think that as far as jackets go, the Kelly Anorak is a totally approachable project even for a more

HOW TO SEW GUSSETED POCKETS FOR THE KELLY ANORAK

When I started working on the Kelly Anorak pattern I knew right away I wanted, big, deep, roomy pockets. I take

SEWING FLAT FELL SEAMS

One of my favourite things about designing patterns is thinking about the best way to finish things; pretty guts are very

HOW TO INSTALL METAL GROMMETS

Hot on the heels of my snap buttons tutorial, today I’ll be showing you how to install grommets. The Kelly

HOW TO INSTALL SNAP BUTTONS

Snap buttons are one of those things I always assumed were much harder to work with than they actually are. I

INDIGO SHIBORI DYEING TECHNIQUES // TUTORIAL

This week my craft practice took a dive off the deep end… into a big vat of indigo dye. I’ve

13 SEWING TOOLS TO SPLURGE ON

I was recently talking about reaching “Peak Sewing Supplies” on Instagram. Over the years I’ve slowly accumulated a pretty well

SOURCING SWIMSUIT FABRIC & SUPPLIES

Howdy everyone! Today I am going to help you track down all the various bits and bobs for your Sophie

HOW TO SEW PERFECT BUTTONHOLES

I‘m always a little surprised by what causes sewing anxiety. High on the list of “scary” sewing tasks is sewing buttonholes.

HOW TO INSTALL JEANS HARDWARE AT HOME (A VIDEO!)

Hey guys! We’ve been experimenting with some video stuff around the studio. For some things you really can’t beat a

HOW TO INSTALL A BUTTON FLY

One of my favourite features of the Morgan Boyfriend Jeans pattern is the button fly. I love a good button

Clare Coat Sewalong part 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

EASY HOMEMADE GIFTS: MITERED NAPKINS & TEA TOWEL DIY

For the first time in my entire life, I am not going home to spend Christmas with my family. Instead, I’m taking the

TUTORIAL // A GUIDE TO CANNING TOMATOES

I don’t think this blog is at risk from shifting over to general “lifestyle” anytime soon, but I do enjoy

SEWING INDIE MONTH: HACKING A GINGER JEAN SKIRT WITH BLUEPRINTS FOR SEWING

Sewing Indie Month is upon us, and I am really pleased to welcome Taylor from Blueprints for Sewing to share a truly epic

HOW TO SEW HONG KONG AND BIAS BOUND SEAMS

This is a tutorial I’ve been meaning to post for a while, since I had some requests after instagramming the

HAND-SEWING TIPS & TECHNIQUES

There are approximately a bazillion reasons to get together with sewing people whenever possible and a few weeks ago I

HOW TO SEW KNIT BINDING ON A V OR MITERED NECKLINE

I recently discovered a love for knit bindings, spurred after admiring a lovely dress made by Kay the Sewing Lawyer. It’s great

HACKING THE SALLIE JUMPSUIT INTO A ROMPER PATTERN

As promised in yesterday’s outfit post, today we’ll be using the Sallie Jumpsuit with simple modifications to make your own ladies romper pattern.

SERGER REVIEW: THE JUKI MO654DE

You may remember that I was on the hunt for a good serger this spring. My Brother 1034D was having

OFF THE SHOULDER NETTIE DRESS TUTORIAL

Thank you for all the great comments on my off the shoulder dress hack from earlier this week! I wanted

ANKLE ZIPPER DIY

Based on the enthusiastic reaction to my latest pair of Ginger jeans, I guess I’m not the only one with

IKEA HACKING A CREDENZA

I have about a dozen personal sewing projects to share with you but the damn lighting and never-ending winter is

ELASTIC WAISTBAND FINISHES

Howdy-ho everybody! Today I want to talk about options for finishing elastic waistbands. I played around with a  few options

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

TUTORIAL: SEWING KNIT PIPING

The Carolyn Pajama pattern is designed for woven fabrics but I think it could totally work with knits. I haven’t

TUTORIAL: HOW TO SEW PIPING

Alrighty then. On Friday I showed you a method for making bias tape and piping. Today we’re going to look

TUTORIAL: HOW TO MAKE BIAS TAPE & PIPING

Howdy folks! I know there are approximately eighty bajillion bias tape tutorials out there but I want to show you

DIY CUTTING TABLE IDEAS FOR YOUR SEWING STUDIO

Tilly’s post last week on her McGyvered workstation reminded me of the research I did a few months back on

GREEN CASE FILES: MOUNTING A STAGHORN FERN DIY

I‘d like to take a little detour away from sewing today, if you’ll permit me. If you follow me on

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 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!)

MORE PHOTOGRAPHY TIPS: WHAT I SHOOT WITH

Last week I talked about how I’ve been editing and organizing photos. I thought it might be a good idea

PHOTOGRAPHY TIPS: EDITING & FORMATTING BLOG PHOTOS

Hey y’all. I think a few of us have been drinking from the same well since I’ve seen a few

Cutting Table DIY

As promised, today I’ll be sharing how to make the greatest cutting table of all time. I may be a

SEWING INDIE MONTH: A TUTORIAL FROM BY HAND LONDON

Hi y’all! Today I’m so excited to share a mind boggling awesome tutorial from my babes at By Hand London

Tutorial: Welt Pockets on Seams

Well la-di-da. I’ve been posting on this here blog for a little over a year and I finally feel qualified