Live on Sunday: All about tailoring!

- Made by me

Want to know more about my adventures in tailoring and hopefully learn a few things too? Then join me on Sunday for a livestream about tailoring, based on my jacket project, plus a lot of other things that I’ve learned along the way. Topics I plan to cover: Modern vs old-school tailoring Hand-sewing vs doing it all on the machine Lessons that I learned during the process Pressing wool Why we should learn how to bag our jackets Tips I…

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Video: My top five sewing tips for beginners

- Video

Sewing our own clothes are super fun and rewarding, but it’s not always easy. I think many of us started out with a pretty high rate of unwearables when we first began making our own clothes. I think mine was like 40%, lol! Hence why I decided to make this video where I share some of the best practices that I think are essential to a good end result and to avoid disappointments. Of course, I’m barely scraping the surface here and…

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I’m writing another book!

- Coverstitch, Life of Johanna

As I alluded to last year I have several more book ideas mulling in my head, and the common thread (!) is that they all cover topics that I think are underserved among the current roster of sewing books. And the topic I have decided to dive into first is…taadaa…COVERSTITCHING. Yes, I will write an entire book about how to master coverstitching. I already have plenty of information in my book Sewing Activewear about coverstitching, but there is so much more information…

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My Burdastyle tailored jacket

- Made by me, My makes
Burdastyle double breasted jacket August 2017

So let’s take a look at the tailored jacket that I spent a large chunk of March making. This jacket was the main reason I bought the August 2017 issue, I’ve been searching for ages for a jacket like this, both as a sewing pattern an in RTW. So it was like Burda had gotten into my head and scanned my mind. Also, I thought the pattern would be a great introduction into the world of more deliberate tailoring techniques…

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Video: How I made a tailored jacket

- Made by me, Video

So what is it really like to make a tailored jacket when one does have minimal experience in the area? Well, in today’s video I share all the nitty gritty behind-the-scenes stuff, including the emotional roller-coaster I was on at times, with some self-doubt and mishaps. I hope you enjoy this longer format video, it is similar to my wrap-dress video, i.e. partly an instructional sewing tutorial and partly a raw honest sewing vlog. I should also say that in…

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Using fusible interfacings for knit fabrics

- Sewing knits, Tutorials

Using fusible interfacings made for knit fabrics is a great way to add structure and stability to your knit garments. There are several knit fusibles to choose from and it is important to pick the right type for each project. So I thought I should do a guide on common knit interfacings and how I use them. I’m personally a big fan of using fusible interfacing for knits, especially since I like to add structured details to a lot of…

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