sewing with elastic thread
Sewing with elastic thread is fun, so don't be scared to try it. If you are about to make your first attempts to shirr fabric, I believe you are in the right place. In this post, I am going to go through the steps to follow as well as some […]

Sewing with elastic thread – make a shirred dress


how to sew invisible zipper
In this post, I am going to show you how to sew invisible zipper on a dress with no lining and no facing. If you'd rather watch the video instructions, scroll to the bottom of this page.What you are going to need for sewing an invisible zipper invisible zipper foot regular […]

How to sew an invisible zipper on a dress


travel pillow pattern toddler size
In this post I am going to show you how to make a travel neck pillow by yourself. This DIY tutorial comes with a free pattern in toddler/kids and adult sizes. The toddler's size pattern fits nicely to an 8-years old as well, so you can use the toddler's version of […]

DIY travel pillow with a free pattern



girls shrug pattern free 2
Description of the Girl's Shrug PatternThis is a Free printable PDF sewing pattern for a Girls Shrug Design. I make a lot of those for my girls for spring/autumn season so that they can wear sleeveless tops throughout the warm days and put something on in the chilly mornings and […]

Free Girls Shrug Pattern


how to enlarge jeans
In this tutorial, we are going to show you how to enlarge jeans at the waist. You can use this fix to enlarge the hips as well if you need to.Here I have a pair of jeans that I need to upsize at the waist area. I’ve been using different […]

How to enlarge jeans at the waist and hips


repalce a zipper
In this tutorial I am going to show how to replace a zipper on jeans and pants with a fly. You can follow the same steps no matter if the fly is top stitched with one or two lines of stitching.In this example we are working on a pair of […]

How to replace a zipper on jeans



how to make a pattern for sleeves
In this post, I am going to show you how I draft a sleeve pattern for the basic bodice sloper for knits that we’ve learned how to draft in the previous post. You can use this tutorial to draft a sleeve pattern for any sleeveless pattern for knits that you […]

How to draft a sleeve pattern for knit fabrics


how to draft a bodice for knits 4
In this post I am going to show you how to draft the basic bodice pattern for knits, as well as try to explain how to use it and modify it for different types of knits.Do I need to draft a bodice for knit fabrics or I can use my […]

How to draft a bodice pattern for knit fabrics


stretch percentage of knits
What is stretch percentage of knit fabrics?Stretch percentage is the amount of stretching of knit fabrics. Knowing the stretch percentage of knit fabrics is essential for pattern drafting for knits, as well as sewing with knit patterns. You can find the skill of measuring the stretch percentage very useful when drafting […]

Pattern drafting for knits – stretch percentage