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  • Using fusible interfacings for knit fabrics

    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…

  • How to sew bound buttonholes

    How to sew bound buttonholes in an easy and fail-proof way! Bound buttonholes are a gorgeous feature on any garment, but they can feel a bit intimidating to sew, especially since you have to cut through the fabric and there is no easy way to…

  • Video: How to sew a beret

    Curious about how to sew a beret? In this sewing video tutorial, I show you how easy it is, and how you can easily draft the beret pattern yourself according to your size preferences. You just need some felted wool or fleece fabric and you are all…

  • Video: How to sew a beanie

     Curious about how most beanies that you find in stores are made? (Hint: they are not hand knitted) Then check out this video, where I show how to sew a beanie using regular knit fabric. Because when you look inside most RTW beanies you will…

  • A guide to successful coverstitch sewing

    A coverstitch machine can be a fantastic tool for achieving professionals hemming when sewing knit garments. However skipped stitches, tension issues, uneven stitching and other problems are also pretty common occurrences on most coverstitch machines. Luckily there are some methods and troubleshooting procedures that will vastly improve…

  • 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…