Colorful wax prints have a diverse history and design potential.
Download the free twisted-cowl tank pattern to create a simple knit top.
Sew a quick and comfortable knit skirt with this free paper-bag-waist skirt pattern.
Butterick 5930 is a vintage-inspired, feminine dress with several style options. All views include a fitted, fully lined bodice with a seam at the natural waist, mock crossover front, detachable…
Dutch wax prints, also known as ankara or African wax prints, are eye-catching and versatile fabrics. Authentic wax prints are woven from 100 percent cotton and dyed using a method…
Download a free motif template for a four-strand braid.
I sew a lot of doll clothes, and it can be difficult to press small seam allowances open with normal equipment. I’ve looked everywhere for a smaller ham and kept…
Buttons with cute images Give garments individualized flair with these crimp-style shank buttons from Winky&Dutch. They are available in a host of fun themes, including sewing and knitting, nautical, and…
For nearly invisible machine-sewn blind hems, learn to finish the cut edge, prepare the hem allowance, and choose stitch settings that suit the fabric.
Make easy-to-sew lingerie with comfortable bust support.
Jump-start a spring wardrobe with two free designs.
Melding traditional techniques and contemporary aesthetics.
Build rich designs with embroidery and appliqué.
The wrong size bobbin can cause jamming, poor stitch quality, or damage to your machine.
Once you start looking closely at various size charts, you will notice that pattern companies design for different body types
Q: I bought a beautiful fabric remnant at a rummage sale. It didn’t come with any information about fiber content or manufacturer. I need to get some idea of its…
Learn the steps to ensure smooth sleeve seams and sleeve caps.
For traditional detailing with interesting touches, try McCall's 7754 jeans with straight or scalloped waistband, fly-front zipper, and more.
With a one-piece and two-piece version, the Cashmerette Ipswich swimsuit design has appeal for curvy swimmers with different styles.
Reminiscent of a blouson-style top, this surplice-front Orageuse blouse features four stacked pleats near the waist edge.
Featuring a vintage-inspired silhouette, this feminine Butterick 5930 dress flatters many body types.
How to handle this textured, drapey fabric.
The unusual treatment of the raglan sleeve shoulder in a vintage Leslie Fay double-knit wool dress makes the garment a tasteful standout. A clever pleat accents the shoulder and marries…
Incorporate a flounce in one long seam.
How to plan and apply intricate motifs.
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