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 […]

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 […]