Tips & Tricks

Grading seams

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

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.

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.

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.

Bias Tape Necklines

How to attach a biased edge to your neckline

How to understitch

Make your facings and in seam pockets lay flat with a crisp edge by understitching.

How to Sew Stretch Cuffs & Neckbands

Our 2 x 2 minute videos show you how to attach a stretch sleeve cuff and ensure an even tension using either an overlocker (serger) or stretch stitch on your sewing machine.

How to Stitch-In-The-Ditch

How to "Stitch-in-the-Ditch" to create an invisible stitch line.

Sewing Curved Hems

4 ways to sew Curved Hems plus our recommendation.

Sewing Knits and Stretch Fabrics

How to sew with knits and stretch fabrics.

Adjusting the length of your garment

How to lengthen or shorten a skirt, dress or pant pattern.

Sewing patterns for total beginners

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