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  • How to sew facing and lining on a sleeveless dress

    When sewing sleeveless dresses I prefer combining a one-piece facing with lining, to make sure that the lining doesn’t peek through the neck and sleeve opening. Not all patterns include this solution so I figured it could be useful to do a tutorial on how…

  • Video: How to sew a sports bra

    Remember that I decided to try sewing a highly supportive sports bra, inspired by Beverly Johnson’s stellar advice in my book Sewing Activewear? Well, I’m happy to report that I came out on the other side of that adventure! And if you want to know…

  • Video: Janome Coverpro 2000CPX review

      Is the Janome Coverpro 2000 CPX coverstitch machine a worthwhile investment or is it actually a bad machine? In this extensive review, I tackle the good and bad with this polarising coverstitch machine and also give lots of troubleshooting tips. I’ve had mine for…

  • 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…