Oliver + S


tulle hem tutorial

Here’s a simple little hemming tutorial to give you a tulle ruffle or a layered look to your sewing. Have fun with it!

narrow hem with ban-rol

Here’s an easy way to get a narrow hem on slippery or sheer fabrics using Ban-Rol.

lazy days skirt with bias hem

We continue to be amazed at the popularity of the Lazy Days Skirt pattern. If you take a look at the Flickr group you’ll see a large number of skirts made from this simple, free pattern. I’m sure we’ll be …

easter dress

I’m a tearsheet fanatic. I’ve always loved pulling and archiving tearsheets. But it wasn’t until I got to design school that I learned I wasn’t the only one saving random pages I tore from magazines and, in fact, that those …

blindstitch and catchstitch

I mentioned in last week’s hem facing tutorial that I like to use a blindstitch for nearly invisible hems. It’s an easy stitch to do and looks neat from the inside of the garment as well as the outside. Here …

hem facing

Many Oliver + S patterns make use of our signature hem facing. Here’s a photo tutorial for how to sew it.