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  • Video: Altering sewing patterns for a petite body

    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…

  • September sewing bits

    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…

  • Video: Coverstitch buyer’s guide

     A coverstitch machine will be a very useful addition to your sewing machine collection. Or perhaps you already own one, but are considering an upgrade? Regardless of your situation, there are several factors to consider when buying a coverstitch machine.   So in this…

  • How to sew perfect topstitching

    Topstitching can be kinda tricky to perfect, especially since the stitching is so visible. So this is definitely an area where it is easy to become a bit obsessive. But there are actually quite a few tricks to master this technique and once you apply…

  • Jeans progress report

    So I have been slowly working on two pairs of jeans for several weeks now. I’m still far from finished, but I thought it would be fun to share some progress pics and talk a bit about some of the techniques I’m using. Topstitching. I…

  • Video: Five sewing myths busted!

    We have all heard them, right? Perhaps we even believe some of them ourselves? I’m talking about sewing myths! In today’s video, I address five misconceptions about sewing. Now, admittedly, some of these are somewhat subjective, so I’m sure not everyone will agree with me.…