Sewing machine tension adjustment - a sewing tutorial
Learning sewing machine tension adjustment can seem overwhelming, but it's a foundational skill that every sewist must have in their arsenal
Sewing Machine Needle Sizes & Types Guide+ Printable Chart
This sewing machine needle guide will teach you about sewing machine needle sizes and types and give you a free printable chart cheat sheet!
Ladder Stitch Tutorial
Ladder Stitch Tutorial - Step by Step with pictures. Follow along my Ladder Stitch Tutorial and finish your projects with no thread showing.
Nancy Zieman The Blog - Solving the Pattern Fitting Puzzle, Part One
Do you ever shy away from sewing fashions, since getting the right fit may seem daunting? Don't worry—you're not alone. During the next two Sewing With
How is Fabric Made? Understand the Process in 3 Steps - Suzy Quilts
Different kinds of fabric are made using difference processes, but in the end, all fabric is made relatively the same way. So how is fabric made? Learn here and read more about different sewing techniques for different substrates.
Sewing with Knit and Jersey Fabrics
We do so love sewing with knit and jersey fabrics at Sew Essential. Comfortable to wear, easy to fit and to sew - what's not to love?!
How to Make a Button Loop Tutorial - Maven Patterns
My new pattern The Kitty Dress has a handworked button loop closure at the neck, so here is a lovely tutorial to show how to make a thread button loop.
What is Interfacing - Types and Uses - Melly Sews
Learn All About Interfacing for Sewing Clothes - what are the types of Interfacing, how are they different, and when should you use each
The Bodice Fitting Companion - PDF eBook
Learn how to diagnose and fix fit issues for four common bodice types - darts, princess seams, kimono and cupped/bustier. This ebook will give you the tools and confidence to alter patterns and sew clothes that fit your unique body like a dream!
Clipping or Notching? That is the Question.
When sewing a curved seam, you are supposed to be clipping or notching the seam allowance, so that the seam can stay flat and smooth. The rule is that when the seam is concave, you clip the seam allowance; when the seam is convex, you notch the seam allowance. This is an important step. Without […]
Hand Understitching by Ashley Little | Technique | Sewing | Kollabora
This technique is courtesy of Threads Magazine. There are subtle differences between garments that are hand-understitched and those understitched by machine. We're getting really picky here, but there is a softness and a pliability that only hand stitching can supply. This process can be...