5 Sewing Tips for May (even though it is now June!)

5 Sewing Tips is late this month because I’ve been on holiday! I was hoping to post before we left, but no such luck and it is now June. Better late than never as they say! If you are sewing a bias skirt or dress, pin it to a dress stand before you sew the side […]

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5 Sewing Tips for April

Have you ever sewn a long zip down the centre back of a dress, and it has turned out wavy? Say goodbye to this problem by applying fusetape to the stitching line first: The wavy appearance is caused by the fabric stretching as you sew (either because the fabric is stretchy, or the seam is a curved […]

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5 Sewing Tips for March

Welcome to the seventh edition of 5 Sewing Tips! I’ve been reposting these little tips that have been hiding long lost in my blog since September now – I hope you are enjoying them as much as I am enjoying putting them together. This month is all about cutting bias pieces, sewing a neckline facing, […]

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5 Sewing Tips for February

To mitre a corner, fold the hem allowances in like I have done on this sleeve pattern: The correct position of the mitre is now evident, running from outer corner to inner corner of the hem allowance. All you need to do is add a seam allowance to this seam and you are good to […]

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