Expert Katrina Walker talks about innovations and trends in sewing machine embroidery.
Learn expert techniques for handling shaped seams in fine, smooth fabrics.
This easy technique enables you to accurately mark a hemline, solo.
Embellishment expert and teacher Ellen W. Miller talks about writing a comprehensive guide for garment-embellishing techniques, in Episode 22 of Sewing With Threads.
Learn the key steps to creating precise, well-spaced gathers.
Q: Why are Princess Seams Called Princess Seams? —Emma Weber, Chelmsford, Essex, United Kingdom A: Melissa Heischberg, an historical costume expert (Sempstress.org), traces this classic means of shaping back several…
Q: Many of the ready-to-wear pants in my closet fit poorly. They have too much fullness in back. If I take them in at the side seams to reduce the…
Learn why patterns don't fit straight out of the envelope, and how to adjust the bust for a smoother, more flattering fit.
Learn to tell the difference between two useful and easy-to-sew stitches.
Keep your precious textiles neat and ready for use.
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