5 Sewing Tips for April

5 Sewing Tips for April - from the archives of Pattern Scissors Cloth

Back again with more sewing tips from the blog archives! First up is a note on sewing those little triangles at the end of jet/welt pockets. In the image below, the end of the two jets don’t align perfectly. In theory they should, but in real life there is often a bit of fabric creep […]

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Sunset on Summer Kimono

Pattern Scissors Cloth Kimono

Summer is nearly over here, so what better way is there to extend it’s vibe than sewing up this tropical sunset print? This must be one of the longest term residents of my fabric stash, so I’m relieved to finally have it out of storage and into the wardrobe. Truth be told, I purchased this […]

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Denim Sailor Pants

Pattern Scissors Cloth - Denim Cropped Sailor Pant

A pair of wide leg cropped jeans has been on my to-do list for a while, and finally I can tick that box. Well almost – my original plan was to give this denim a distressed finish, but that goes against my gut instinct to attack these with sandpaper and stuff when I spent so […]

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5 Sewing Tips for March

5 Sewing Tips for March - from the archives of Pattern Scissors Cloth

  Don’t be afraid to question the order of construction in some sewing patterns. Check out these sewing instructions: After nearly finishing this jumpsuit, you are expected to manipulate your sewing machine around all the fabric layers to sew the patch pockets on – how could you do this neatly and accurately? It is far […]

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Burgundy Floral Dress

Pattern Scissors Cloth Burgundy Floral Dress

I made an old dress! If you read this blog back in the day you might recognise this design, as I first made it in a blue geometric print cotton back in 2012.  That dress was worn to death over several summers and I remember it being so comfortable in the heat. Although I still […]

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