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April 12, 2013 - Page 5 of 5

  • How to Make Pleated Trim from Petersham

    Petersham ribbon has many sewing uses, and one of them is as an embellishment. It would make a beautiful trim on an garment edge, such as a neckline. Follow along…

  • How to Straighten a Fabric’s Grain

    Before you begin any sewing project, it is important to straighten the fabric's grain. This process is done by manipulating the fabric so its lengthwise yarns (warp yarns) run perpendicular…

  • How to Press Shaped Edges

    You can make any garment special by adding a unique shaped edge. The key to making these edges look great is in the pressing.

  • Embroidery 101: Web Stitch

    The web stitch is one of the basic hand embroidery stitches. This embellishment can make any garment feel special. Follow along as we demonstrate how to sew a web stitch.

  • How to Sew a Couching Stitch | Video

    The couching stitch is useful for applying heavy or decorative threads that are too thick or textured to pass through a fabric's weave.

  • Watch How to Sew a Blanket Stitch

    Watch now to learn how to create one of the five basic embroidery stitches - the blanket stitch.

  • Embroidery 101: Fly Stitch

    The fly stitch is one of the basic embroidery stitches. Learn how to make it and then experiment with it by creating borders and medallion patterns.

  • Watch How to Sew a Chainstitch

    Hand embroidery is a traditional embellishment technique that is within the reach of any sewer. Watch this Essential Techniques video to learn how to create one of five basic embroidery…

  • How to Add Sleeves to a Sleeveless Top

    Three pretty options give a sleeveless top extra style and coverage.