The inside scoop of my Patreon

- Tutorials

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. And I have been overwhelmed with the support – words can’t tell you how much it means to me to have this support from you guys <3. Since I refer here and there to my…

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How to sew a narrow hem

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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 bonus, I will show you how to avoid twisted seams when hemming, which can be a problem when hemming thin fabrics, especially if the hem is curved. You’ll need A sewing machine An iron An…

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Video: Not everything about sewing is fun!

- Life of Johanna, Video

 Sewing is fun…for the most part. But there is some stuff that fills me with low-key dread every time I have to do them. So, in this video, I talk about four things that really puts me off, to the point that they sometimes stall me in my sewing because I can’t muster the energy to tackle them. And some are not even that hard, it’s just a mental block that I have to overcome each time.  Can you relate…

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Video: Sewing challenges, social media + more (Q+A session)

- Life of Johanna, Video

Are sewing challenges a good thing? And what are my thoughts about spending a lot of time on sewing social media? Plus some time management tips, knits vs woven fabrics and my thoughts on working on several projects at once! All this and more is addressed in my bonus video this week. A while back I asked for your questions and I got so many great ones that I will have to split them into several segments in order to…

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Knit running hat

- Made by me, Sewing activewear

Lately several of my sewing projects have been centred around keeping warm when exercising outdoors and when I’m running and biking I need something unobtrusive on my head that is warm, but not too warm. Hence why I drafted this knit hat pattern.  It covers the ears and the forehead nicely without being overpowering and this hat fits me better than any RTW-version I’ve ever tried.   too much coverage on the forehead since those caps tend to slip down towards the…

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

- Tools, Tutorials, Video

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 with a really quick way to mark all sorts of things without having to fiddle with marking tools that either rub off to easy or won’t come off at all. Also, an awl is a…

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