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

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

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

How To Form Gathers

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

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.

How To Prepare Fabric

Why Pre-wash Fabric?Preshrinking fabrics removes excess dyes and chemical finishes used in the manufacturing process.Most cotton fabrics shrink 2-3% when […]

How to Sew Darts

A dart adds dimension and shape to a flat piece of fabric, allowing the piece to mold to the body […]

How To Sew The Perfect Seam

Seams are the basic construction elements that hold the fabric pieces together. Most often, you wills sew a straight-stitch seam […]

How to use the Roller Foot

The Roller Foot can be used to sew thicker fabrics, napped fabrics, heavy knits, leather, vinyl, or any heavier weight […]

How to use the Pintuck Foot

The Pintuck Foot is a special foot which is used to create raised ‘tucks’ in the fabric. Traditionally, this technique […]

Rolled Hem with an Overlocker

Three Thread Rolled HemMost overlockers can sew a rolled hem stitch. The rolled hem stitch is sewn using either two […]


Lining is most commonly used in tailored garments, such as jackets, coats, trousers, and skirts. A lining prolongs the life […]

How to apply interfacing

Sew-in interfacing looks more natural than fusible (iron-on) interfacing, and it’s the only choice if your fabric can’t withstand high […]

How To Get Perfectly Pressed Seams Everytime

Careful step-by-step pressing, combined with trimming, clipping, and grading, eliminates excess fabric thickness and creates a crisp, custom finish. The […]

How to use the Zipper Foot

The Zipper Foot can be used for inserting zippers as well as making and inserting piping or cording. The zipper […]