Sewing Blog

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Pintuck foot with twin needle

How To Use a Twin Needle to Mimic a Cover-Stitch Hem

By Craftsy
You don't have to run out and buy a cover-stitch machine to create the two-row hems that look so good, and allow for stretching without breakage. In this free lesson from Angela Wolf (instructor of the online Craftsy class, Tailoring Ready to Wear), she shows you how to do it with your own home machine and a twin-needle. Read more »

How to Shorten Spaghetti Straps in Minutes! A Video Tutorial

By Craftsy
Reducing the length of spaghetti straps is not difficult when you learn Angela Wolf's secrets (she instructs the online Craftsy class, Tailoring Ready to Wear)! Whether the dress is lined or not, she makes it fast and simple. You'll be amazed at how little time it takes to make sure those spaghetti straps are the perfect length and securely attached! Read more »

Win Your Wishlist

By Craftsy
You can now share your Craftsy wishlist with friends and family so they can get you exactly what you want. For every person you email your wishlist to, you'll receive an entry into a Craftsy giveaway where three lucky members will win all the classes on their list, up to $250 worth! Read more »
Strip pieced diamonds tutorial

How To Get Perspective On Your Quilting Designs

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Even if you're in a small room, you can still view your quilting projects from a distance when you follow this wonderful advice from Craftsy quilting instructor Jan Krentz. Viewing your projects from a distance helps you to make crucial color and fabric choices. Read more »

Social Media Tips for Indie Designers & Makers, Pt 1: Facebook

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Looking for tips to promote your indie pattern designs, craft business or just get more social on social media? We're kicking off a series of blog posts to help you get started on Facebook, Pinterest, Twitter and Instagram. We'll take a look at how to cater to your audience and start a conversation! Read more »

A Craftsy Wedding: Roaring-Twenties Aesthetics Meet DIY Details

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One of Craftsy's own was recently married in an intimate ceremony at the home she shares with her husband and two dogs. Her DIY approach and Great Gatsby-inspired wedding theme, coupled with handmade accessories, vintage decorations, and lots of love and support from family and close friends made for an unforgettable day. Read more »
Plus Size Shell Skirt Crochet Pattern

Maker Monday: Meet Barbara Deckert, Plus Size Sewing Instructor

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Barbara Deckert instructs the interactive Craftsy class, Plus-Sized Pattern Fitting and Design. In this free video, she chats with us about how and when she got started, why sewing has been a great way for her unwind, and how the clothes she makes (and can teach you to make) are the kinds that just make life a little better! Read more »