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 - 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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Pairing Fabrics and Patterns

Pairing Fabrics and Patterns

If you're new to sewing or not sure if a fabric is the best choice for a particular sewing pattern then this blog 'pairing fabric to patterns' is a great place to start.
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Rounded Back Alteration On A Garment With Straps

Rounded Back Alteration On A Garment With Straps

Here's a quick and simple pattern adjustment for a rounded back on a garment with straps. Effectively it means removing a dart in the problem area.
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