What Is A Bias Tape And How To Use It?

A super easy, yet visually appealing way to finish and decorate hems of skirts, trousers, sleeves or edges of armholes is by applying a bias tape to them. Buy a bias tape you like or make your own one and sew. In this tutorial, you will learn: What a bias tape is How to sewContinue reading “What Is A Bias Tape And How To Use It?”

What Is A Lettuce Hem And How To Sew It?

There are many different ways to decorate hems. One very easy hem to make yet really attractive is a so called lettuce (or frilled) hem. It looks pretty on children’s clothing, summer dresses, free time clothing, lingerie or nightwear. You can sew this type of hem using a classic sewing machine or an overlock machine.Continue reading “What Is A Lettuce Hem And How To Sew It?”

What Is A Gathered Circle Skirt And How To Draft It?

I have already written blog posts about circle skirts and gathered skirts. I came across a ‘gathered circle skirt’ when I was draping a Jalisco skirt for my Halloween costume last year. I have to say it is my favourite type of skirt, although it is quite fabric consuming. In this tutorial, you will learn:Continue reading “What Is A Gathered Circle Skirt And How To Draft It?”

What Are The Most Common Seam Finishes?

Together with selecting fabric, seam allowance width, or cutting pattern pieces, type of seam finishes is one of the things you decide on before starting any sewing project. Before you start, consider the following: Type of fabric (knit, woven, non-woven) Woven fabric density Sheerness and transparency of fabric Fabric thickness Type of garment or sewingContinue reading “What Are The Most Common Seam Finishes?”

What Is A 3 Step Zigzag Stitch And How To Use It?

A three step zigzag stitch also referred to as a multi step zigzag stitch, 3 step zig zag stitch or triple zigzag stitch is a type of stitch that uses three smaller stitches in one diagonal line (see the image below). Just like the simple zigzag stitch, it is built in all sewing machines, evenContinue reading “What Is A 3 Step Zigzag Stitch And How To Use It?”

What Is A Zigzag Stitch And How To Use It?

A zigzag stitch is a basic stitch built in all sewing machines. It creates diagonal stitches while sewing (see the image below). It is versatile and can be used for various purposes such as finishing raw edges of fabric, decorative purposes, fixing trims, etc. In this tutorial, you will learn: How to finish raw edgesContinue reading “What Is A Zigzag Stitch And How To Use It?”