In this tutorial, I’m going to show you how to replace and sew an elastic waistband on pyjamas. You can apply this method to any piece of clothing that has an elastic to be replaced. You can sew the elastic waistband on a new garment exactly the same way, just skip […]

How to sew an elastic waistband

Etsy.com is probably the most popular platform for selling crafts online. In this blog, I am going to keep track of my experience with Etsy. Since I am just in the beginning, I don’t have too much to share, but my experience in setting up the shop and some insights […]

How to sell on Etsy (my experience)

I launched my first online shop back in 2007. I used all my recourses to get it ready. All my family and friends were involved one way or another. Some friends made the photos, we got the clothing line ready. It took a lot of time and effort and pushed […]

11 mistakes not to make when selling your crafts online ...

What is interfacing in sewing? Interfacing in sewing relates to adding a layer inside of those parts of the garment that need to be stiffened. You can use it on a collar, plackets, cuffs, etc. Usually, there are instructions on the pattern where you should use it. For me, it […]

What is interfacing in sewing?

Taking in the waist of jeans is probably the most requested alteration in our studio. I must admit that I alter many of mine, too. So without further ado, let’s learn how to take in the waist of jeans. There are different ways to take in pants in the waist. […]

How To Take In The Waist Of Jeans For A ...

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You read about a serger here and there and wonder “What is a serger and do I need one?” What about an overlocker? Are those two separate sewing machines? Or just different functions of the regular sewing machine? In this article, I am going to answer the questions I get […]

Ten most asked questions about a serger (overlocker)

Clothing design is the most rewarding part of my job as a sewer. I love the creation process, but the selling part seems more challenging to me. It consumes most of my time. Offline, I could say it is a fairly successful small business. I have my returning clients and a […]

How To Sell My Clothing Line Online

When is this type of hem most appropriate? Sewing a hem with an overlocker (serger) is a very common way to finish a garment. This is done by cleaning the edge of the garment with a serger and folding the hem allowance just once. The actual hem seam is done with […]

Sewing a hem with an overlocker (serger)

You have a pair of pants that seem too long? Why don’t you learn how to shorten pants yourself? All you need is a sewing machine, chalk and some pins. There are a few different ways to shorten  pants, depending on the type of stitch you use, the fabric your […]

How To Shorten Pants With Double Folded Hem