How to Make Clothes Without a Pattern

How to Make Clothes Without a Pattern

How to Make Clothes Without a Pattern Can I Make Clothes Without a Pattern? A couple of years ago I started asking myself whether it was possible to make clothes without a pattern. Was it possible for somebody with no formal training to make something completely from scratch? Would it be enough to arm myself […]

How to Knit If You Are a Crocheter

How to Knit If You Are a Crocheter

How to Knit If You Are a Crocheter Within the last few months, I have discovered something I suspected all along. I am a knitter. Not much of a knitter, at least not yet! But I am a knitter and I have knitted a sock. Ta da! I’ve been sewing and crocheting since I was […]

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 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 […]