Flow Dress - Sewing Tutorials

How to sew the underarm seam and a small hem on the Flow Dress.

How to measure fabric stretch

A 1 minute video showing you how to quickly and easily measure the stretch of your fabric.

Adjusting length - Sidewinder pants

Click here to view our general tutorial on adjusting the length of a pattern. This tutorial is specific to the Sidewi...

Grading seams

Learn why and how to grade a seam to remove bulk when sewing thicker fabrics.

Fabric Stores online

A list of NZ online fabric stores that we can recommend from personal experience....help us grow a global list.

Help with grading (adjusting the size)

So you're one size around the waist and another around the hips. Here's how to adjust the pattern to make it work.

An introduction to fabrics

What's the difference between a woven and knit fabric? And what do bias, drape, thread count and denier mean?

Natural vs synthetic fibres

Natural vs synthetic fabrics - what's good and what's bad - and whats the diff?

How to make your own bias tape

Making your own bias tape is easy, cheap and makes your garment look professional. This quick tutorial will show you how.  

How to sew a combined neck and arm facing

Achieve a professional looking neck and armhole facing every time with the Burrito Method.

How to dye fabric without chemicals

Dying unbleached linen with onion skins makes a beautiful ochre coolour and a fun creative project.

Sewing with delicate fabrics

Sewing with silk and chiffons can present an extra challenge but is well worth the extra care. Discover tips & tricks to make it a bit easier.

Sewing patterns for total beginners

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