Since so many of you have asked, here’s a simple tutorial for using a zipper fly in place of the faux fly in all our pants patterns.
how to use a bias tape maker
Interested in making your own bias binding? Here’s how to do it using a bias tape maker.
how to make traditional bias strips
Liesl shows you the traditional method for cutting bias in this tutorial.
how to make continuous bias strips
Want to learn how to make continuous bias strips? You’ve come to the right place. This tutorial will show you how.
fitting a muslin
Yesterday I showed you how to make a muslin. Today I want to talk about a few common fit problems you might run into when you fit the muslin. Just like fitting women’s clothing, there are many possible fit issues …
how to make a muslin
When we released the Fairy Tale Dress sewing pattern a few weeks ago we recommended that you make a muslin to test the fit before sewing up the pattern. This dress is a more fitted pattern than our other styles, …
customizing with oliver + s: after-school shirt with piping
When I first saw Vivian’s After-School Shirt pop up in our Flickr group, I knew she would be the perfect person to do a tutorial on piping. And sure enough, she jumped right into the project and did a bang-up …
Have you ever wondered how to make the perfect flat-felled seam? Here’s how you can do it.
lettuce hem by sewing machine
Find out how to create a lettuce hem on your garments using a regular sewing machine.
Note: today we continue the series of seam finishing tutorials by April Henry that we started last summer. Bias Binding is a strip of material cut on the bias for extra stretch and often doubled. It is used for binding …
making a thread chain
Here’s a simple step-by-step guide to making a thread chain closure for your dress or top.
pinking finished seams
Here’s how to finish your seams using pinking. It’s a quick and easy way to achieve a nice finish.
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