In this article, you will learn four tips for finishing seam allowances; the three benefits of finishing seam allowances; how to choose the right seam finish for your project; and seven basic options, including stitched + pinked, 3-step zigzag, French, etc. There is even a perfect option for knits! So let’s make it pretty…
In this article, you will learn what staystitching is and why it is important; a few rules to staystitching like a boss; and how to staystitch scoop, jewel, and V neck bodices and skirts.
In this article, you will learn the rules to pretty topstitching; how to edgestitch and topstitch with a blindhem and quarter-inch presser feet, respectively; and how to make a bold statement with your topstitching.
In this article, you will learn the anatomy of a dart; why ladies should love darts; the two most common dart types; how to sew both dart types precisely; and how to press a dart.
In this article, you will learn why you must grade, trim, clip and notch; how to grade seam allowances; how to trim outside corners; and a super cool hack for quickly clipping and notching curves fast!
In this article, you will learn how the anatomy of a hem; the appropriate hem depth for the style of garment you are sewing; how to measure hem allowance accurately; how to sew a turned + stitched and narrow hem with woven fabrics; and how to sew a wonky-free knit hem! So are you ready to sew a pretty finish to your garment?!
In the article, you will learn the three types of facings — shaped, extended, bias; the function of facings; why separate shaped facings are beastly; three types of bias tapes; and the pros of bias facings.
In this article, you will learn what understitching is and why it is important; two simple rules of understitching; and how to understitch a garment like a boss!
In this article, you will learn three simple rules for making pretty bias tape; how to cut bias strips accurately; how to join bias strips to make longer strips; how to make single fold, double fold, and French bias tapes.
In this article, you will learn what gathering is; the most common gathering ratios; how to gather step-by-step with as little fuss as possible; and how to properly press sewn gathering. Are you ready to get your flirty on?!