An Introduction to Machine Sewing
You've decided you want to learn to sew...but where to begin?
Sewing on a Budget
Tips and advice for keeping costs as low as possible.
Tips for Perfectionists
How to stop procrastination and frustration getting in the way of enjoying learning to sew
Machine Sewing Techniques
Learn to sew neat corners on projects like placemats and dishcloths.
Sewing by Hand
A lovely decorative stitch traditionally used on the edges of blankets.
Attach a shape onto another fabric using blanket stitches.
Whip Stitch a Seam
A very quick and easy stitch to join two fabric edges.
Whip Stitch a Hem
Learn to hem fabric edges quickly and neatly with the whip stitch.
Whip Stitch an Applique
Attach a shape onto another fabric using whip stitches.
Slip Stitch a Seam
This 'invisible' stitch is sewn on the outside of a seam.
Slip Stitch a Hem
Hem fabric with slip stitches to hide the raw edges.
Blind Hem Stitch
A popular hemming stitch that is near invisible on the front.
Basic Catch Stitch
Useful for hemming more tricky fabrics like heavy weight or knit fabrics.
This hemming stitch has a bit more 'give' than the basic catch stitch.
A useful stitch used to attach a lining.
One of my first sewing projects where I made a picnic blanket from old clothes.
Reversible Battery Pouches
Useful for recognising which batteries are charged or not charged.
How to sew a cravat neck tie in satin fabric.
DIY fabric placemats with an optional lining.
Hook & Ring Curtains
A detailed step-by-step tutorial for making lined curtains.
An Introduction to Dressmaking
The many advantages to making your own clothes.
What is a Toile?
Learn about what a toile (or muslin) is and why you should make one.
An explanation of what pattern alteration is, and how you can start doing it yourself.