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 […]

How to Draft a Bodice Pattern Piece

How to Draft a Bodice Pattern Piece

How to Draft a Bodice Pattern Piece Making clothes for yourself is a lot of fun, and in my experience, making clothes without using a commercial pattern is even more fun! If you don’t use a pattern (or more to the point, draft the pattern pieces yourself), not only will you end up with something […]

How to Sew Darts

How to Sew Darts

How to Sew Darts If you haven’t tried to sew darts before, the idea of them can be off putting and you might be tempted to avoid them. This can be said of a number of other sewing techniques as well! But they’re one of those things that once you understand their purpose and you know […]

How to Take Measurements

How to Take Measurements

How to Take Measurements When Making Clothes Making clothes is a lot of fun, but we want the things we have made to fit right. In order to do that, we need to take measurements that are accurate. This is true whether you are using a pattern, or if you are making something from scratch […]