How to Make Bias Binding

How to Make Bias Binding

Bias binding encloses fabric edges for a neat, often decorative finish. Because of the bias direction, the binding wraps around […]

How to Insert an Invisible Zipper

How to Insert an Invisible Zipper

The Invisible Zipper Foot can be used for inserting an invisible zipper into a seam, creating a hidden seam. On […]

How to Sew, Striped, Plaid and Print Fabrics
How To Sew Napped Fabrics

How To Sew Napped Fabrics

Nap refers to the raised fibers on the surface of a fabric. These fibers naturally run one direction or the […]

Pressing Pointers

Pressing Pointers

Careful and frequent Pressing is the key to great-looking garments. Pressing is not the same process as ironing. When pressing, […]

How to Hem, using different methods
How to Mark and Prepare Hems

How to Mark and Prepare Hems

You can stitch hems by machine or by hand. Some hems should be invisible on the right side of the […]

How to attach trims

How to attach trims

Decorative trims give your garments style and provide a way to add your own personal touch. Some trims – like bias tape – are also helpful in construction.

How to Insert Elastic in a Casing

How to Insert Elastic in a Casing

Elastic is sometimes inserted in a fabric tunnel called a casing. You can create a casing by folding and stitching the fabric at a garment edge

How to Sew Elastic to Fabric

How to Sew Elastic to Fabric

You can sew lengths of elastic directly to the wrong side of the fabric to shape a garment at wrists, […]

How To Form Gathers

How To Form Gathers

Gathers are a series of tiny, soft folds of fabric that create shaping.

How to Miter Corners

How to Miter Corners

Mitering is a method of minimizing bulk – for example, in the corners of the patch pockets or on lengths of applied trim or ribbon.