Sewing Tutorials

Creating your own designs require a set of cutting and sewing skills. We have had clients who were studying for designers, but they couldn’t cut or sew their own designs. So they came to us bringing a sketch of their design and asking us to cut and sew. I suppose this is a way to do it, but I wouldn’t recommend it.

Sewing is what makes the design. It turns an idea into a garment and it is an essential part of the process. If you want to learn how to sew you must follow some basics and mainly learn to apply what you’ve learned with your own hands. Knowing the cutting and sewing basics, fabric types and how to pick your materials and accessories is essential for your success as a designer. This is what will help you create your own clothing line if you wish to do so.

how to enlarge jeans

How to enlarge jeans at the waist and hips

In this tutorial, we are going to show you how to enlarge jeans at the waist. You can use this ...
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repalce a zipper

How to replace a zipper on jeans

In this tutorial I am going to show how to replace a zipper on jeans and pants with a fly ...
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non-separating zippers

Types of zippers – what you need to know

There are many types of zippers on the market. It can be confusing when you try to pick the most ...
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how to make a car seat cover

How to make a car seat cover for a baby/toddler

With two girls in a roll, I thought I would be able to reuse most of the baby and toddler ...
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How to fix a torn belt loop

How to fix a torn belt loop on jeans

Sewing a torn belt loop on jeans is another very common repairment that we make, so I thought you might ...
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keep the original hem on jeans

How to keep the original hem on jeans (2 options)

1. What does keeping the original hem mean?Keeping the original hem on jeans means to preserve any wear or distress ...
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clothing alterations - sleeve and collar

Clothing alterations – sleeves and collar

Do you have some clothes in your wardrobe that stay there for years? You just don’t wear them because of ...
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Change turtleneck into a crew neck

Change a turtleneck into a crew neck – another way

Changing the neckline shape is a very common clothing alteration. We get to make it every now and then. In a ...
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how to remove machine oil from clothes

How to remove machine oil or grease stains from clothes

Follow my blog with Bloglovin The biggest nightmare of a seamstress is to remove machine oil stain on a finished ...
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How to change a turtleneck into a crew neck

You have a top that you wish to alter from a turtleneck into a crew neck and you wonder how ...
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Fix a hole in jeans between the legs

Perhaps you have a pair of jeans that fit perfectly, but are getting worn out between the legs? Why don’t ...
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girls Helloween Costume

Girls Halloween Costume – Free Sewing Tutorial

Halloween is coming and you still don’t have an idea for a girl's Halloween costume? You want to make something ...
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how to se the coverstitch machine

What is a coverstitch machine and how to use it

What is a coverstitch machine? If you've been sewing for a while, you must have noticed that double needle hem ...
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make a neckline smaller

How to make a neckline smaller (or bigger)

You have a favorite top that is too wide at the neck opening and you want to make the neckline ...
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How to sew an elastic waistband

In this tutorial, I'm going to show you how to replace and sew an elastic waistband on pyjamas. You can apply ...
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What is interfacing in sewing?

What is interfacing in sewing? Interfacing in sewing relates to adding a layer inside of those parts of the garment ...
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How To Take In The Waist Of Jeans For A Better Fit

Taking in the waist of jeans is probably the most requested alteration in our studio. I must admit that I ...
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what is a serger

Ten most asked questions about a serger (overlocker)

You read about a serger here and there and wonder "What is a serger and do I need one?" What ...
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Sewing a hem with an overlocker (serger)

When is this type of hem most appropriate? Sewing a hem with an overlocker (serger) is a very common way to ...
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How To Shorten Pants With Double Folded Hem

You have a pair of pants that seem too long? Why don't you learn how to shorten pants yourself? All ...
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how to sew with knits

How to Sew With Knits

Ever wondered how to sew with knits? Or, even how some sewists are so brave to even try? If so, ...
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How To Learn How To Sew (and why)

Learning to sew Do you want to learn how to sew? Perhaps there is someone you know who alters and ...
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How to repair ripped jeans

How can you repair a pair of ripped jeans? It happens that your favorite pair of jeans got ripped, but ...
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