Sewing Blog

Shop Spotlight: Remnants

By Craftsy
Shop Spotlight: RemnantsJoin us for another behind-the-scenes peek at an inspirational crafting retailer that we’ve had the pleasure to meet through Craftsy Connect. This week we were lucky to talk with Remnants owner Jessica Sloan, about the challenges and triumphs of owning a quilting shop in Austin, what makes her shop unique, and her experiences with Craftsy Connect! Read more »

Featured Paper Piecing Pattern Designer: Sewhooked

By Craftsy
SewhookedWith more than 50 patterns available in her Craftsy store it's clear that Jennifer is absolutely captivated by paper piecing as a medium. Learn more about Jennifer's start, her favorite designs, and her success with running a Craftsy pattern shop. Read more »

Our April Fool’s Joke: Did You Know?

By Craftsy
April Fools Part 2You might recall that last year on April Fool's Day we released a pasta crafts class to take part in the spirit of tom foolery typically celebrated on April 1st. Well, this year we were back at it, trying to make our Craftsy members smile again. Did you notice we released Foundations of Foil Fashion on April Fool's Day? If you guessed it was a joke, you were right! Read more »

How to Apply Bias Tape to a Neckline Tutorial: Method 1

By Christine Haynes
How to Sew Bias Tape TutorialAny edge that needs to be finished can be trimmed with bias tape. This method is one of my favorites, as it gives a clean and professional edge with very little effort. Finishing an edge with bias tape instead of a facing is a nice approach for a more informal garment, or for sheer fabrics when you do not want to see the facing underneath. Read more »

Pepper Cory Goes to High School: Young Sewists Learn with Craftsy

By Craftsy
Young Sewists Learn with CraftsySue Way is a high school teacher who knows her students well. So when it came time for her to teach her Apparel II class, she turned to what her students love: the Internet! With the help of her friend Pepper Cory's sewing/quilting workshop at Craftsy, she's teaching these brave young sewists all about the craft! Read more »
Handmade Lingerie

Finding Your Way With Sewing Lingerie Fabrics

By Christine Haynes

The toughest aspect of sewing lingerie is dealing with the tricky fabrics that lingerie requires. Silks, lace, velvet, and all the other slippery fabrics that are most commonly used are the hardest to work with. Let's break down some of these challenges ahead.

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Petite Sewing: Achieving a Perfect Fit

By Julia Garza
Petite SewingThe term “petite” usually refers to women 5’4” and shorter. Commercial patterns are sized to fit a 5’5” woman, so it’s no surprise that women who struggle to find clothing that fits properly in clothing stores will also struggle to identify clothing patterns that fit without making adjustments. Of course, if you are petite and have trouble getting great clothing in stores, sewing for yourself is a wonderful way to add properly fitting garments to your wardrobe! Read more »

Free Pattern Friday Sewing: Free Wallet Pattern & More

By Craftsy
Free Wallet Sewing PatternLucky for you we're back this Friday with a full batch of fabulous free sewing patterns to get your weekend started right! Sewists, you're going to love the free wallet and clutch sewing patterns. Plus, there's plenty more, so grab what you like and come on back next Friday! Read more »
sewing collars

Tips for Sewing a Perfect Collar

By Christine Haynes

There’s nothing I love more than a top or dress with a collar on it. But, there’s nothing more homemade looking than a poorly sewn collar. If the curves are not smooth and the points are not crisp, the rest of the outfit, no matter how well sewn, will look homemade as a result. Here are some helpful tips on how to get your collars to look store bought perfect!

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