Stitching · Tips & Tricks

Basic hand sewing stitches #5: the tailor tack — Sewing on the Edge with Barbara Emodi

I came across this very useful video today, and I already know it's going to improve my fabric marking process tremendously.  First because I spend way too much time transferring pattern markings first onto one fabric layer, then the other, and so on. Secondly, it took me time to find a pen marker that would… Continue reading Basic hand sewing stitches #5: the tailor tack — Sewing on the Edge with Barbara Emodi

Stitching · Tips & Tricks

How I Fold and Press a Seam Allowance Accurately

In my almost six months of getting back into sewing, I've come across several instructions such as 'turn up 1/4" allowance and press' or 'press under 1/4" on upper end... ' as instructed in my New Look 6232 in making the cuff. This is by no means my invention; it was part of the instructions… Continue reading How I Fold and Press a Seam Allowance Accurately