Crafts & DIY
You've decided you want to learn to sew...but where to begin?
Tips and advice for keeping costs as low as possible.
How to stop procrastination and frustration getting in the way of enjoying learning to sew
Learn to sew neat corners on projects like placemats and dishcloths.
A lovely decorative stitch traditionally used on the edges of blankets.
Attach a shape onto another fabric using blanket stitches.
A very quick and easy stitch to join two fabric edges.
Learn to hem fabric edges quickly and neatly with the whip stitch.
Attach a shape onto another fabric using whip stitches.
This 'invisible' stitch is sewn on the outside of a seam.
Hem fabric with slip stitches to hide the raw edges.
A popular hemming stitch that is near invisible on the front.
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.
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.
A detailed step-by-step tutorial for making lined curtains.
The many advantages to making your own clothes.
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.