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Find out what we have been getting up to and our thoughts on everything sewing. Learn new skills and techniques with our free instructions and YouTube tutorials.

Tips for Cleaning & Caring

Looking after your sewing machine is an important but often forgotten step. By cleaning, oiling and caring for your sewing machine you will prolong th...

Sewing for Beginners Series

Learn a new skill this Autumn! Learn to sew with our new Sewing for Beginners series on YouTube. Every day in September and early October I will be la...

How To: SBA Side & Waist Dart

Full Bust Adjustments get all the attention, but what happens if you need to do a Small Bust Adjustment? You may need a Small Bust Adjustment if the d...

How To: FBA Side & Waist Dart

Learn how to do a Full Bust Adjustment if your garment has a side dart and a waist dart. In this video I explain what you do if the garment has a wais...

Small Bicep Adjustment

Do you find the bicep on dressmaking patterns is too large for you? In this tutorial I share techniques for reducing the bicep size on a sleeve patter...

Full Bicep Adjustment

Learn how to increase the bicep area on a sleeve pattern in today’s tutorial. I share tips for measuring the bicep on a mannequin and on mysel...

How To: Small Bust Adjustment

Learn how to do a Small Bust Adjustment (SBA) in this tutorial. In this lesson I discuss what size pattern to choose and how much to remove from the p...

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What Is? Small Bust Adjustment

Learn what a SBA is, understand the term Small Bust Adjustment and whether you might need to do a Small Bust Adjustment on garments you are making. In...

How To: Full Bust Adjustment

Learn how to do a Full Bust Adjustment in this week’s tutorial. In our basic FBA tutorial Aneka will share tips for choosing the right size pattern,...

What Is? Full Bust Adjustment

Have you heard of the term FBA – Full Bust Adjustment? Are you unsure if you need to do an FBA on your garment? In this What Is? tutorial, I discuss...

Lower & Raise (Move) Darts

Learn how to move darts, both bust darts and contour darts to work with the position of your individual Bust Apex. In this tutorial I share tips for r...

How To: Sew a Contour Dart

Today’s tutorial shares tips and techniques for sewing a contour dart. Also known as a fish eye dart and/or double ended dart. In this tutorial Anek...