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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.

Finish Outside Edge of Facing

Learn some tips for finishing the outside edge of a facing in our newest tutorial! Aneka share’s her expert tips for finishing the outside edge of a...

How To: Draft a Facing

Learn how to draft a facing for your favourite necklines. Whether you have amended the neckline of a pattern or want to change the construction techni...

How To: True | Truing Sleeves

Learn more about truing and understand how to true your sleeve pattern pieces to match the garment pattern pieces. How to accurately measure curves an...

How To: True | Truing Seams

Learn how to true your seams. Seams need to be trued after you have made any amendments to a pattern, be it an already existing pattern or a block/slo...

How To: True | Truing a Dart

If you make any changes to an already existing pattern, or draft your own pattern from scratch you should true the darts to make sure that the gar...

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What Is? Truing | True

Learn and understand the terms ‘Truing’ or to ‘True’ a dart/seam in today’s What Is? tutorial. I share tips for understa...

Pattern Matching Tips

Are you struggling with pattern matching your fabric? Or just want to learn a new skill to create some stunning garments? Learn how to pattern match w...

How To: Dart Manipulation

Want to know how to move darts to a new location in a pattern? Learn basic pattern cutting techniques and improve your understanding? Then check out...

What Is? Dart Manipulation

Understand the term Dart Manipulation in our latest ‘What Is?’ tutorial. Learn about dart manipulation and what you can achieve by using d...

A little inspiration for Easter…

Making gifts or decorations this Easter? In need of a little inspiration? Join us, and learn how to sew these cute hanging birds or Easter eggs. Per...

What Is? Darts

Understand the basics of darts. Why they are needed on a garment, where you will find them and what they look like in our latest ‘What Is?’...

How To: Sewing a V-Neckline

Following on from our ‘How To: Draft V-Neckline’ video, in our newest tutorial we share tips and techniques for sewing a V-Neckline and at...