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.

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 […]