What To Do When a Sewing Project Goes Wrong

What To Do When a Sewing Project Goes Wrong

What To Do When A Sewing Project Goes Wrong No matter how long you have been sewing for, it happens to all of us. An error of judgement, a mistake when measuring, pieces cut incorrectly, an omnivorous sewing machine. A sewing project that goes wrong. I have made dresses that were too small, clothes that […]

How to Fix a Jammed Sewing Machine

How to Fix a Jammed Sewing Machine

How to Fix a Jammed Sewing Machine It happens from time to time. You’re sewing away happily, perhaps hoping to get a project finished before your baby¬†wakes up, or before you have to pick the kids up from school, or before midnight because you need to sleep! You can just imagine how lovely the thing […]

How to stop a dress form from falling over

How to stop a dress form from falling over

A couple of weeks ago I wrote a post called How to Alter a Dress Form. I have had my dress form, Betty, for a few years and she was too big. As I couldn’t use she was clutter that I just don’t have the room for, so I made the decision to get her […]

How to Alter a Dress Form

How to Alter a Dress Form

Having a dress form or tailors’ dummy can make making your own clothes so much easier. It’s very difficult pinning things to your back and then drawing on yourself with a pen! It’s equally difficult trying to pin a hem and check that it’s straight. They’re not so useful if they are not the same […]

How to Sew on Bias Binding

How to Sew on Bias Binding

As a little girl, I used to enjoy rummaging through my mum’s blanket box full of left over fabric and the cubby of her sewing machine where she kept other bits and bobs. I can remember finding masses of bias binding, wondering what on earth it was for and why my mum had so much […]