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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.

How To: Find Bust Apex

25th May 2018

Learn how to find a bust apex on a dressmaking pattern that doesn’t have one. This tutorial will show you how to work with a bodice that has a singl...

What Is? Bust Apex

25th May 2018

In this weeks What Is? tutorial I cover the term Bust Apex | Bust Point. A simple but required term for future tutorials that I will be filming: Full ...

Draft a Cut-Away Dart

25th May 2018

Learn how to reduce dart bulk and create professional looking darts in this week’s pattern cutting tutorial. In this short video we share tips for c...

Finish Outside Edge of Facing

25th May 2018

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

25th May 2018

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

25th May 2018

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

8th April 2018

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

5th April 2018

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

5th April 2018

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

4th April 2018

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

2nd April 2018

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

31st March 2018

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