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Sewing Notions 101: How to Sew an Exposed Zipper

Zippers are one of the most used sewing notions that sewists encounter, and learning the ins and outs of sewing zippers is an essential beginner skill. Designer Olu Falola is here to walk you through the process of sewing an exposed zipper, which can be found on garments such as skirts, tops, and dresses. Exposed ... Read More

Let’s Get Visual: Your Guide to Sewing Youtube

Our guide to the sewing side of Youtube will help you see the variety of communities that exist within one location and is geared towards sewists and quilters of all skill levels. From beginner quilting tips to fun historical sewing, we’ve included some of our favorite fiber art niches, along with excellent content creators who ... Read More

Sewing 101: How to Sew Princess Seams

When learning dressmaking and tailoring, you might come across the term “princess seams.” This sophisticated style can often be seen on formal gowns, and is known to create a flattering and feminine silhouette. Princess seams consist of a long, continuous line that fits around the bodice. If you’ve been wanting to include princess seams in ... Read More

Alterations 101: How to Alter a Dress for Summer

It’s summertime, and with it comes the need for a light and airy wardrobe! Sure, there is always the option to buy new clothes, but altering clothes that you already have is the most cost-effective and eco-friendly option by far! The best thing about altering your clothing is that it is a relatively easy and ... Read More

Rose Garden Fat Quarter Apron

FREE: One of our Favorite apron patterns—FREE for you right now! Put your fat quarters to good use with this pretty and practical apron pattern! Dear Sewing Enthusiast, If you’re anything like me, you have a stash of fat quarters just waiting for the right project to come along. Well, have I got a project for ... Read More

Key West Straw Sunhat

Key West Straw Sunhat
Keep the summer sun at bay by designing a simplistically chic sunhat! Made using natural raffia straw, this tutorial for how to sew a sunhat is a wonderful introduction to millinery and its intuitive technique resembles sewing a classic spiral rag rug. Dye your straw braids a vibrant color before you begin sewing to make ... Read More

How to Sew on a Button

How to Sew a Button
Go back to sewing basics with this video on how to sew buttons. Mary Beth Temple covers everything you need to know about hand sewing buttons, so that you can replace a missing button with ease or add a new row of decorative buttons to a dress without any sewing stress. In this video, you’ll ... Read More