Tricks of the Trade

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Here you will find a collection of sewing tutorials from the blog that I have written over the years – I hope you find them useful.  If so, please share the links so your friends can find them too! 

How to sew a Handworked Thread Loop

 

How to Sew Double Welt Flap Pockets - in 10 Easy Steps!

How to add Hem Splits to your Trousers

Pattern Scissors Cloth - All about Turn of Cloth

How to Hem an Inverted Pleat

How to Block Fuse for Sewing Success

How to Sew Shoulder Pads and Sleeve Head Wadding by Machine

How to Match Checks or Plaids Easily by Machine

How to Sew a Tailored Sleeve Vent by Machine

How to Sew Perfect All-in-one Facings

How to Sew Perfect Scallops

How to french seam darts, a technique for sheer fabrics

Introductory post

Those Invisible Essentials

The Anatomy of a Tailored Jacket

#1 – Pattern Amendments – Outer Shell

#2 – Pattern Amendments – Collar, Facings and Fusing

#3 – Pattern Amendments – Lining

#4 – Cutting the Main Fabric

#5 – Cutting and Applying the Fusing

#6 – Cutting the Blocks and Lining

#7 – Fusing Bits and Pieces

#8 – Let’s Start Sewing!

#9 – Tutorial – Jet Pockets with Flap

#10 – More Sewing

#11 – The Collar and Lapels

#12 – Setting in the Sleeves

#13 – Inside the Sleeve Head

#14 – Inserting the Lining

#15 – Bagging out the Hem

#16 – Finale!


Cutting Checks Part 1

Cutting Checks Part 2

Mitre a Double Folded Hem

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