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.

Selecting the Right Type of Seam
How To Prepare Fabric

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

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

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

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

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

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 […]

How to determine commercial pattern sizing
Selecting the right Zipper for your project
Lining

Lining

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