Applying Eyelets Using The Prym Pliers

Applying Eyelets Using The Prym Pliers

Here's how to use the Prym Vario Pliers to attach eyelets to a corset.
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Tips for taking up pants using the original hem

Tips for taking up pants using the original hem

Here's a quick run down on how to hem your pants without losing the original hem. You might like to do this if you need to let the hem down again at a later date or you would like to keep the character of the hem.
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Tips For Taking Up Pants - The Sewing

Tips For Taking Up Pants - The Sewing

This week we have second instalment on taking up pants, which covers the sewing part.
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Tips For Taking Up Pants - Measuring & Marking

Tips For Taking Up Pants - Measuring & Marking

Admittedly alterations are not the most exciting part of sewing (at least for me they aren't), but they are probably the thing that friends and family will ask you to do the most. For the times you might decide to say yes, here's a quick run through on the pinning, marking and measuring for taking up pants.
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Sewing A Pants Pockets

Sewing A Pants Pockets

Here you'll find a quick run down on how to make a front pants pocket.
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Two Options For Hemming A Skirt With A Slit

Two Options For Hemming A Skirt With A Slit

This week we'll show you two options for hemming your skirt with a slit. Option one is simply folding the hem up and option two is creating a mitred corner.
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Sewing  A Skirt With A Slit

Sewing A Skirt With A Slit

Read on for instructions on how to sew a skirt or dress slit with lining.
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Creating A Lining Pattern For A Skirt Slit

Creating A Lining Pattern For A Skirt Slit

Here's a quick run down on how to create a lining pattern for a skirt with a slit.

 

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Terrific Tweezers!

Terrific Tweezers!

Terrific tweezers, possibly my favourite sewing tool. 💙⁠ In this blog you will find seven reasons why I think they make a fantastic gadget when sewing.
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Using Spiral Steel Boning To Create A Smooth Silhouette

Using Spiral Steel Boning To Create A Smooth Silhouette

Here's a quick tip on how to use boning to create a smooth silhouette. ⁠
Used sparingly it doesn't doesn't have to mean corsets or highly structured garments, it will just provide a bit of support in the right places. 😀⁠

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A Quick Piping Tip

A Quick Piping Tip

I do love the look of piping on a garment. Here's a quick piping tip for reducing the bulk seam allowances when sewing with piping.
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Creating A Facing And Lining Pattern

Creating A Facing And Lining Pattern

I love to line a dress, but I also prefer the look of a facing piece running along the top. It reduces the chances of lining fabric poking out the top and I think it creates a professional finish. Here's how to take a dress with princess seams and create a pattern for lining and facing.
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