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  • How to sew a neckline on a twist top

    This is my favourite method to sew necklines on knit tops that have a seam mid-front, such as twist tops and those with gathers in the seam. I’ve adapted this method from Burda’s instructions for these kinds of designs and since Burdastyle magazine instructions usually lack illustrations…

  • The inside scoop of my Patreon

    Patreon has become one of the most popular way to support independent creators and for creators to deliver special bonus stuff to the supporters. I support creators on Patreon myself and I also have my own sewing Patreon page that I set up last year.…

  • How to sew a narrow hem

    This is hands down the best method for sewing narrow hems on thin fabrics. The trick is to stitch a row of straight stitches close to the edge and then use that row of stitches as a guide when folding the fabric. Plus as a…

  • Video: How to use a tailor’s awl for sewing

    Are you using a tailor’s awl for sewing? I think it’s an excellent (and budget-friendly) tool that is perfect for marking everything from buttonholes to pleats and darts. And if we can get over the fear of punching holes in the fabric we will be rewarded…

  • How to use a buttonhole cutter

    Earlier this year I finally stopped using my seam ripper for opening buttonholes and instead invested in a proper buttonhole cutter. The event that triggered that switch was listening to Sewing Out Loud’s episode about buttonholes, where the hosts Zede and Mallory were adamant that…