Sewing Blog

Plus Size Sewing: How to Identify a Flawed Fit

By Craftsy
How to Identify a Flawed FitPatterns are created on standardized figures. That means in many cases you'll have to adjust them so they can fit your unique and/or plus-sized figures correctly. Here, Barbara Deckert, who instructs Plus-Sized Pattern Fitting and Design, shares some quick ways of spotting where a garment needs alterations. Read more »

Fix-It Friday: How To Cut Felt Shapes For Any Craft Project

By Craftsy
How to cut accurate felt piecesDo you ever get frustrated cutting detailed felt shapes? Craftsy workshop designer Abby Glassenberg has a great technique to cut felt shapes quickly and accurately, no matter how detailed they are! Using this cool trick, you can cut felt shapes for any project you may have. Read more »

Project Highlights: Super Skirts!

By Stefanie Japel
Skirt Projects on CraftsySkirts are one of the best garments to sew. But from a spectators' standpoint, they're also great to check out! So we invite you to check out these three Craftsy skirt projects. Read more »

Trend Spotting: Cork!

By Stefanie Japel
Cork Trends in SewingCork is in! Even sewing enthusiasts are getting into the act, using cork-themed fabric, and for more practical applications. Check out these project highlights to see what we mean. Read more »

Free Sewing Tip: How To Use Tailor’s Tacks

By Craftsy
How to Use Tailor's TacksChalk and other marking devices can leave permanent impressions in the garments your making. That's why Pam Howard uses a traditional technique called tailor's tacks. Watch as the instructor of the online Craftsy class, the Classic Tailored Shirt, explains it and does it in a few easy minutes. Read more »

Free Sewing Tip: How To Make a Perfect Shirt Tail Hem

By Craftsy
How to Sew a Perfect Shirt Tail HemCreate smooth hems on your shirttails. This technique hides the stitching in recessed folds so it's completely invisible from the outside. It's called finger felling, and Pam Howard, instructor the online Craftsy class, the Classic Tailored Shirt, shows you the technique in this free video tip. Read more »

Free Sewing Tip: How To Sew a French Tack

By Craftsy
How to Sew a French TackIf a lining is too loose, it gets all jumbled when you remove the garment. It it's too tight, it pulls and buckles. Pam Howard, instructor of the online Craftsy class, the Classic Tailored Shirt, has just the solution: the French tack. Check out this free video tip to learn how to master the technique! Read more »