Posts by Julia

Julia finds fabric stores to be incredibly dangerous places for her wallet. She enjoys stitching up everything from dresses to potholders, usually with a little help from her two cats.

Couture Curious: Sewing Couture at Home

Couture dress Couture sewing isn't just for fancy French designers. You can sew couture at home with beautiful results. Here are five couture sewing techniques that are attainable for the self-taught sewer. Read more »

Secrets to Sewing a Beautiful Blouse

Blouse A pretty blouse is a great addition to your wardrobe, especially when the seasons are transitioning -- just add a cardigan if you get chilly. As an ode to this feminine and versatile garment, here are some of my tips for sewing a blouse and some fun techniques to try. Read more »

Just Like Coco: Sewing a Classic Jacket

Classic Tweed Jacket on a Dress Form

The iconic Chanel couture jacket is proof that a classic jacket is a wardrobe staple. True, sewing a classic jacket can be a huge investment of your sewing time and energy, but it’s time well spent if you end up with a garment that you’ll wear for years. A truly classic jacket will have clean lines, understated design elements, and be expertly tailored so that it fits your body like a glove!

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Warm and Cozy: Essential Tips for Sewing With Wool

Wool Tweed Jacket on a Dress Form

Wool is a natural fiber with many qualities that make it a great choice for garment sewing. But like all fabrics, there are a few unique factors you should keep in mind to ensure your next wool sewing project is a success.

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Make Pretty Home Decor That Pops: Easy Envelope Pillows

How to Sew a Pillow

Pillows are a simple and fun way to add color and texture to any room in your home instantly! Learn how to sew an envelope pillow case and customize it with unique design details. With this step-by-step tutorial you'll be whipping up pretty pillows in no time.

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Top 5 Fashion Sewing Techniques to Learn

Sewing Pattern

If nothing thrills you more than whipping up a custom wardrobe for yourself, then you probably consider yourself a fashion sewer. Sewers who primarily sew garments need to master a slightly different skill set than a sewer who is mostly interested in sewing home decor or accessories (though there is some overlap, of course!). Here are the Top 5 sewing techniques to learn in order to create beautiful, functional garments.

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