Video: How I stopped making so many sewing mistakes

- Video

Is it possible to become a better sewist utilizing brain training techniques?  Last year I decided to take a more systematic approach to sewing using deliberate practice and in this video, I share my results. If you are not familiar with this, it’s a method popularised by Swedish psychology scientist Anders Eriksson and refers to a highly structured practice with the specific goal of improving performance. Mostly this term is used in activities like sport and learning instruments but I…

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A workout t-shirt and some sewing struggles

- Made by me, My makes, Sewing activewear

So let’s take a look at one more garment of my latest workout wear collection – a workout t-shirt with side panels. I drafted this pattern myself and did not test garment before I cut into the real fabric – so this is a pricey test garment basically. Plus it was my first garment that I made during my extensive study on the best methods for my coverstitch binder attachment. So there were some mishaps here and there. This horizontal…

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Video: Sewing trousers – a live chat with tips and tricks

- Sewing trousers, Video

Here is the full video from Sunday’s live stream about sewing trousers! It was a great conversation with a lot of tips and tricks and me trying to explain things like sewing front and welt pockets without being able to illustrate it. Hopefully, it made some sense! The video covers topic like Fitting trousers Sewing waistbands Fly fronts on pants Pockets, all kinds! Share tips on notions and other tools Book recommendations and other resources such as blogs and courses Things…

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Six tutorials on how to sew trousers

- Sewing trousers, Tutorials
sewing pants trousers tutorial

I’ve compiled the tutorials I’ve done on this topic over the years. As I’ve said before, I’m no expert on this topic, I’m still struggling. But I have picked up a few methods over the years that have improved things at least,  so I figured I could share them! How to sew a faced pocket On my two last pairs of trousers, I’ve done pockets with facing and contrasting lining – I love when my makes are pretty on the inside.…

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Live on Sunday: Sewing trousers – let’s share tips & tricks!

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It’s time for another livestream Sunday. And the topic I’ve chosen this time is sewing trousers. Now, I’m the first to admit that I’m no expert in this area, even though I’ve sewn dozens of pants over the years. I’m still struggling with certain parts, to be honest. But I figured we could all help each other out: Sharing our best tips and tricks and of course, ask questions – I know there is some great collective knowledge among you…

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Video: Sewing knit side seams on a sewing machine

- Sewing knits, Tutorials, Video
best seams for sewing knits on a sewing machine

Which are the best stitches when you are sewing side seams on a sewing machine? In this video I share my top three choices and give you the scoop on the pros and cons of sewing machine stretch seams. Now I love my serger and would not want to be without it, but not all of us have this machine and on some projects, I actually prefer using my sewing machine as it gives me better control. Also note that I…

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