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Musings from the cutting edge of style and sewing.
An inside look at my personal collection of modern essentials, stitched with love by yours truly.
Download free sewing patterns and resources, and learn techniques to take your sewing to the next level.
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
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.