All tagged learn how to sew
Don't get me wrong, there are definitely fundamentals to sewing that you really must learn, practice, and master to get great results with your sewing and work with sewing patterns. But honestly, if enough people complain, and ask why something is done in that certain way, you have to start considering is this rule really necessary? In this post, we will explore why the rules exist, when not to sweat it, and when they really matter.
Are you at a loss when it comes to color? Check out this color process and workbook to discover and create a customized palate for your wardrobe, sewing, or fashion collections. This color tutorial will introduce you to colors you may have never considered. I’m going to use what I made for my wardrobe sewing practice and you might find it helpful too!
Need help getting started in the field of fashion design? First things first, its important to develop your own individual perspective as a fashion designer. In this post and its free workbook, I walk you through a series of questions designed to help you define and develop your perspective as a designer. Read along, and get started!
How are interior architects and designers creating remarkable homes, and how does it relate to fashion design in your own life? In this article, let's explore the similarities between the design of home, lifestyle, and interior space and how it can inspire your own clothing design practice and bring fashion design to your daily life and creative practice.
Have you been thinking of sewing your own self sewn wardrobe this year? SAVE yourself from some of the frustrations I encountered. In this post I share key ah-has, takeaways, pitfalls and lessons I learned this year as I sewed all of my own clothing.
In this written and video lesson, we are going to take a look at building a cuff, and then placing it on the sleeve in a one step sewing application method. Read the written tutorial and for those of you who learn better by watching videos and pausing to practice the steps, in this post there's a step by step video lesson.
In today's written and video lesson, I walk you through how I build my sleeves for tailored garments. Read the written tutorial and for those of you who learn better by watching videos and pausing to practice the steps, there's a video lesson you can get watch and keep for while you practice.
Fly zippers are a popular tutorial request when I am with my private lesson students. Even though they are pretty simple, some pattern instructions can make them seem so complicated that I always have to consult the method that I learned from my favorite sewing book.
In this written and video tutorial, I will walk you step by step through the process of sewing a fly zipper in a fast and easy method.
Collars frame the face and neck, which makes them a focal point on your garment. They make or break a shirt, and if you want your collars to look professional and polished, they take some practice.
The method I am sharing with you today came from a seamstress who shared it with me to speed up the production of sewing multiple shirts. Its a real cheat, because unlike most collar techniques, once you have it constructed, you pop it on and sew it all in one step!
In today's video lesson and written tutorial, we are going to take a look at how to transfer the dart accurately and quickly from the pattern, and then how to fold it to make sure its sewn accurately. And of course, we are going to sew the dart.