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.

Threading: Double Thread

30th January 2017

Check out our most recent YouTube tutorial and learn the method I use to thread a needle with a double thread. I personally use a double thread throug...

How To: Sewing Hook & Eyes

25th January 2017

Whether you are sewing a hook & eye that has fallen off a high street garment or attaching one to a newly made project I wanted to share the techn...

How To: Insert a Sleeve

22nd January 2017

Inserting sleeves can be a tricky part of dressmaking to master, so I wanted to launch a blog and YouTube tutorial (How To: Insert a Sleeve) that expl...

Sewing Machine Presser Feet

18th January 2017

I have had a number of requests for a tutorial on the different presser feet and when you should use them. In our corresponding YouTube tutorial (The ...

Box Pleat & Inverted Box Pleat

15th January 2017

I have a fondness for pleats, I love the texture and depth they bring to an item whether it be a dressmaking project, home furnishings or other access...

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What Is? A Walking Foot

25th February 2016

Learn more about a walking foot and when you should use it with our latest YouTube video. What is a walking foot? A walking foot is a bulky presser fo...

Sewing Tips: How To Pin Fabric

16th February 2016

With a variety of pins available for dressmaking and sewing projects it can be confusing deciding which to purchase and use. In this video we talk abo...

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Beginners Dressmaking 2

1st February 2016

Take your beginners dressmaking to the next level. Learn how to draft a waistband for the McCall’s Skirt 3830 pattern and introduce a lining. In...

Beginners Dressmaking 1

21st January 2016

Learn beginners dressmaking tips and techniques following our tutorial for constructing the McCall’s Skirt 3830 pattern. In this video we will b...

How To: Beaded Blanket Stitch

17th December 2015

Add beads to a simple blanket stitch and provide your latest project with a decorative finish. Watch the corresponding video on YouTube for an easy ...

How To: Stem Stitch

5th December 2015

What is a stem stitch? The stem stitch is a hand sewing embroidery stitch and a great alternative to the back stitch. When sewn the stitch gives a s...

How To: Sewing Darts

14th November 2015

Learn how to sew accurate darts and take your sewing to the next level with a professional finish. In this tutorial we are going to be working with st...