How to Finish Seams

How to Finish Seams

I like to feel that I’m being helpful,don’t you? That’s what I’ve been trying to do recently with some of my blog posts. So now you all know how to finish off a lined table mat or cloth with a pretty border and mitred corners, and you also know how to add a magnetic snap […]

How to Alter a Dress

How to Alter a Dress

Last summer I made this dress. I used a pattern that I’d got through an offer in a magazine. I don’t usually make clothes for myself from patterns because I find that they often don’t fit. This dress was no exception.I have only worn it once because it was too big. Also there are only about […]

How to Sew Mitred Corners

How to Sew Mitred Corners

How to sew a mitred corner might seem like something you only need to know if you make quilts. But it is actually a useful thing to be able to do if you make anything flat that has a lining and corners. I have used mitred corners on lined table cloths and table mats. You […]

How to Add a Magnetic Snap

How to Add a Magnetic Snap

The first time I made a bag using a magnetic snap was about 18 months ago when I made my Tardis bag, so called because it was much bigger than it seemed! Before that i just made bags that didn’t close! Magnetic snaps seemed like some kind of wizardry only available to people who were […]

Turning a Dress into a Skirt

Turning a Dress into a Skirt

This is a dress I made last summer. The pattern came free with a magazine. Despite some misgivings I decided to have a go at making it. However, I should have heeded the warning on the packet. “Easy” is usually a synonym for “completely shapeless and won’t fit. You might get away with it if […]