Posts by Alida

Alida is a mother of 4 who received a sewing machine 5 years ago and discovered her true passion in life. She is the creative force behind the popular sewing blog Alida Makes. When she's not blogging or sewing you can usually find her with her camera, a can of spray paint, or a musical score in her hands

Hand Stitching: The 3 Stitches You Need To Know

whipstitch If you've been living in fear of hand stitching wait no longer! The blind stitch, blind hem and whipstitch are easy and a must-know for sewers of all levels. Learn these three essential stitches today! Read more »

How To Sew A Petticoat: A Step-by-Step Tutorial


When you want to make a statement in a vintage style dress, you need to have a petticoat. Here, you'll learn how to sew a petticoat in 7 easy steps, perfect for adding that fun, flirty flare to your favorite dress or skirt. Read on!

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Showcase Your Style: Top Embellishments For Sewing

sewonpoms Handmade garments are always special, but embellishments makes them our own personal works of art. Many of our favorite sewing embellishments tend to coincide with our personalities, so today, I've rounded up the top sewing embellishments of the moment, based on the personality of the sewer. Find your perfect match! Read more »

Sewing V-Necklines for Spring Fashion: 3 Techniques to Try

V Neck Jumpsuit V-necks are all the rage for spring 2014! They have appeared over and over again on the runway by designers such as Victoria Beckham, Chloé, Roberto Cavalli and Marni. And why wouldn't they? Wearing a V-neckline makes the wearer appear taller and thinner. Who doesn't want to appear taller and thinner? If you're tired of sewing the same old scoop neckline maybe it's time to give V-necklines a try! Read more »