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?”

What Are Flounces And How To Sew Them?

What are flounces? Flounces, sometimes also called circle gathers, are decorative elements made from a circle-shaped piece of fabric. By straightening the inner (smaller) circle of the fabric or accommodating it to shape other than the initial circle, flounces are created (see the images below). In this blog post you will also learn about: MostContinue reading “What Are Flounces And How To Sew Them?”

Why Use A Half-Size Tailors Dummy?

The first time I saw a small size tailors dummy was in the series Pattern Magic by Tomiko Nakamichi. The designs in this book are amazing and for me the small tailor’s dummy was equally interesting. I used it for the first time when I draped my Jalisco skirt with lots of gathers and itContinue reading “Why Use A Half-Size Tailors Dummy?”

What Is The Difference Between Fabric And Material?

Before I started sewing, I could not understand how it is possible to buy cotton satin or even stretch cotton satin. I always thought something like “Satin is a fabric made of silk, which makes it smooth and shiny”. This blog post is for those who struggle with the same issue as I did. IContinue reading “What Is The Difference Between Fabric And Material?”