How to Make Covered Buttons

Continuing with the theme of stuff that I thought was wizardry until I found out it was easy, here is a little tutorial showing how to make covered buttons! Covering buttons yourself is another little way in which you can add a smart touch to your handmade stuff. They look especially good on coats, bags […]

How to Finish a Buttonhole

How to Finish a Buttonhole

Making buttonholes that look neat is one of those things that can make the difference between your finished item looking handmade and it looking homemade. In other words, you don’t want to botch it because it could spoil the look of the beautiful thing you have spent hours making. Buttons are easy to sew on but […]

How to Sew Boxed Corners

How to Sew Boxed Corners

As I have gradually got better at sewing and I’ve tried more things, I have been amazed at how easy things are that I previously thought were some kind of wizardry only available to people were amazing at sewing. Magnetic snaps were one such thing. I wrote a post about using magnetic snaps a few […]

How to Finish a Neckline

Finishing a neckline can be a bit of a tricky business. Hemming it as you would a skirt or a sleeve distorts the fabric and generally makes the thing you are making look a mess. So what do you do instead? Here are three ways of finishing a neckline that will help the top or […]

How to Attach a Waistband

How to Attach a Waistband

According to my mum, the first skirt I ever made was when I was 9 or 10. It was a rectangle of fabric sewn together along one edge, with a hem and casing for and elastic at the waist. Unfortunately now, as a slightly chunky grown up, I am not going to get away with […]