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Watch the live stream: How to hem like a pro

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 Here is the full live stream I did on Sunday about various hemming techniques and solutions to common hemming struggles. The chat was lit, and we had so much to talk about. Hemming is clearly a topic that has us sewists engaged. So there will definitely be a part two in the future. Plus at the end of the video I give you a sneak peek of the project I’ve been hinting about lately! Hemming techniques we cover in…

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October newsletter: Interview with Named patterns and lots more!

- Newsletter

Hey! I hope you have subscribed to my newsletter The Last Stitch Dispatch. I sent out the second edition earlier today, and I’m super excited to feature the Finnish pattern company Named, led by the sisters Saara and Laura Huhta. They quickly made a name for themselves in the sewing community for their stylish and contemporary design aesthetic and well-drafted patterns. And now they are publishing their first pattern book Breaking the pattern: A modern way to sew (out in November, Amazon affiliate link). So…

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Live on Sunday: How to hem like a pro

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  It’s time for my monthly sewing live stream on YouTube! And the topic of this upcoming Sunday’s live stream is: How to hem like a pro. I plan to cover as many hemming techniques as possible, including (but not limited to): Hemming knits Machine blind hemming My tips for beautiful hemming on blouses and shirts Hemming flowy fabrics (those can be tricky!) Hemming jeans Sewing curved hems Plus your best hemming tips and whatever else that comes up in…

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Video: Altering sewing patterns for a petite body

- Tutorials, Video

So what to do when parts of your body are shorter than the body type the sewing pattern is drafted for? In this video, I go through all the things one needs to consider when shortening a pattern, including the steps I take myself when doing petite alterations. Some key petite altering takeaways Don’t shorten at the hem, unless the garment has straight side seams. Find out exactly where you are shorter, don’t just rely on the fold-lines on the…

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September sewing bits

- Life of Johanna, Made by me

I’m suffering a jeans-making burnout Yes, just as I predicted, making two pairs of jeans at the same time has led to some serious sewing exhaustion. I’m at the point where I can only muster working on them once a week, so I will not be done with my two pairs until the end of September. Maybe I was wrong in making the decision to batch? On the other hand, I’m getting pretty good with some of the techniques and…

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Sewing saturday: One photo per hour (almost)

- Life of Johanna

So what exactly does a (weekend) day in my life looks like? And how do I fit in things like sewing and exercise? Well in today’s blog post I take you along my day and documenting it to my best ability. So let’s go! 8:00 Good morning! I usually don’t set the alarm on weekends but I still wake up relatively early. I’m wearing an old Burdastyle silk/rayon jersey top, I always wear loungewear when I’m home, as I need…

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