How to Sew Trousers From Your Own Measurements

How to Sew Trousers From Your Own Measurements

How to Sew Trousers From Your Own Measurements Last week I showed how to draft a trouser pattern from your measurements. The trouser pattern I made was for Cosmo’s measurements, but the same principles apply whatever the size of person! So now I’m going to explain how to sew trousers from the pattern you’ve made so […]

How to Draft a Trouser Pattern

How to Draft a Trouser Pattern

How to Draft a Trouser Pattern One of the things I love about sewing for little ones is that they don’t care about what other people think! My youngest boy, Cosmo, is 4. He doesn’t think in terms of some things being for boys and other things being for girls, he just thinks about whether […]

How to Sew a Hem With Bias Binding

How to Sew a Hem With Bias Binding

How to Sew a Hem With Bias Binding Whenever I make something with a curved hem, my favourite way to finish it is to sew the hem with bias binding. As bias binding stretches with the curved edge, it’s perfect for finishing a hem on a circle or half circle skirt. I also often use it […]

How to Sew a Laptop Sleeve

How to Sew a Laptop Sleeve

How to Sew a Laptop Sleeve I like my stuff pretty. Not over the top pretty, everything pink and endless ruffles. But I do like pretty things, fabric boxes, cushions that I’ve made myself and I wear dresses for the school run. Laptops generally are not pretty. Neither are sewing machines, although I have seen […]

How to Draft a Sleeve Pattern Piece

How to Draft a Sleeve Pattern Piece

How to Draft a Sleeve Pattern Piece Last week I showed how to draft a simple bodice pattern piece. Once you have your pattern piece drafted, there are lots of possibilities for what you could make with it. You could add a skirt and turn it into a dress, change the neckline or make it into […]