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Hey guys, Alexis here! It goes without saying that here at the studio we sew a lot of jeans. Between
Hands down one of the biggest questions we get day in and day out is what size people should choose
One of the best aspects of a me-made wardrobe is the little details that just aren’t there with RTW garments.
Sewing a fly front zipper is one of those sewing tasks that is often met with trepidation. If you’re sewing
We’re wrapping up 2017 with one last tutorial post! Our Sasha Trousers feature chic slashed pockets with a pocket stay
Welcome to the first tutorial for our latest pattern, the Sasha Trousers. We won’t be doing a full sewalong for
You may remember the gorgeous rope basket bag I was carrying in my last me-made outfit post, and as promised,
Today we are wrapping up posts on our Charlie Caftan pattern with this tutorial on sewing a V neckline with
Last week we walked you through sewing the inset panel of your Charlie Caftan; today we’ll focus on beautifully finishing
When I started working on our Charlie Caftan, I was conscious of designing something simple and gratifying to sew, with
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
When I first made my scuba knit Ebony dress, I wanted to create a neck binding with some heft. I
Today I want to share a couple of really simple pattern mods you can make to the Ebony Tee. It’s
Today is a little thrilling for me because I am bringing you something really personal and thisclose to my heart,
If you caught my post earlier this week, you may have spotted my Clare Coat with leather sleeves (aka the
I‘ve had a number of requests for tips on how to add a lining to the Kelly Anorak, so much
I really think that as far as jackets go, the Kelly Anorak is a totally approachable project even for a more
One of my favourite things about designing patterns is thinking about the best way to finish things; pretty guts are very
This week my craft practice took a dive off the deep end… into a big vat of indigo dye. I’ve
I was recently talking about reaching “Peak Sewing Supplies” on Instagram. Over the years I’ve slowly accumulated a pretty well
Howdy everyone! Today I am going to help you track down all the various bits and bobs for your Sophie
I‘m always a little surprised by what causes sewing anxiety. High on the list of “scary” sewing tasks is sewing buttonholes.
Hey guys! We’ve been experimenting with some video stuff around the studio. For some things you really can’t beat a
One of my favourite features of the Morgan Boyfriend Jeans pattern is the button fly. I love a good button
For the first time in my entire life, I am not going home to spend Christmas with my family. Instead, I’m taking the
Sewing Indie Month is upon us, and I am really pleased to welcome Taylor from Blueprints for Sewing to share a truly epic
This is a tutorial I’ve been meaning to post for a while, since I had some requests after instagramming the
There are approximately a bazillion reasons to get together with sewing people whenever possible and a few weeks ago I
I recently discovered a love for knit bindings, spurred after admiring a lovely dress made by Kay the Sewing Lawyer. It’s great
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.
You may remember that I was on the hunt for a good serger this spring. My Brother 1034D was having
Thank you for all the great comments on my off the shoulder dress hack from earlier this week! I wanted
Based on the enthusiastic reaction to my latest pair of Ginger jeans, I guess I’m not the only one with
Howdy-ho everybody! Today I want to talk about options for finishing elastic waistbands. I played around with a few options
Happy Friday everyone! Today we’re going to cover the trickiest bit of sewing for the Carolyn Pajama pattern. Notched collars
The Carolyn Pajama pattern is designed for woven fabrics but I think it could totally work with knits. I haven’t
Alrighty then. On Friday I showed you a method for making bias tape and piping. Today we’re going to look
Howdy folks! I know there are approximately eighty bajillion bias tape tutorials out there but I want to show you
Tilly’s post last week on her McGyvered workstation reminded me of the research I did a few months back on
Professional looking hardware on your handmade jeans – how to install denim rivets & jeans buttons at home with just a hammer and awl.
The best and easiest way to install a fly front zipper (it’s not as hard as you think!)
Last week I talked about how I’ve been editing and organizing photos. I thought it might be a good idea
Hey y’all. I think a few of us have been drinking from the same well since I’ve seen a few
As promised, today I’ll be sharing how to make the greatest cutting table of all time. I may be a
Hi y’all! Today I’m so excited to share a mind boggling awesome tutorial from my babes at By Hand London
Well la-di-da. I’ve been posting on this here blog for a little over a year and I finally feel qualified