Category Archives: tutorial

Sewing the Perfect Tshirt: A Janome Tutorial

Memorial Day means that school is nearing an end and summer is starting!  And summer means flip flops, shorts, and T-SHIRTS! Everyone has to have a few great t-shirts for warmer weather.  There are so many great tee sewing patterns out there, not just mine; find a pattern with a cut that you like. And […]

Back To The Basics: Seams Part Two

We’re going to wrap up our basic seams talk with Pressing and Understitching today, two often overlooked details that can make a world of difference. Grading:  Grading your seam allowance is easy!  When you are working with thick fabrics or have more than 2 layers going on, the seam allowance can get bulky.  Let’s reduce […]

Back to the Basics: Seams

Let’s talk about the most basic things in sewing:  Seams! Seams are what keeps the whole project together (pun intended).  Today we’re going to investigate what makes a great seam that does its job without drawing attention to itself (unless a conspicuous seam is a design element). Joining Seamlines:  Place your fabric edges together and […]

FREE Tropisch Dress Sewing Pattern!!!

Child wearing The Tropisch Dress Sewing Pattern

A staple of any summer wardrobe should be a simple shirt style dress.  Last summer we were in Alabama and everyone was wearing shift dresses.  A lovely woman we met while dining on schnitzel under a giant rocket explained that everyone wears dresses because it’s the least amount of fabric touching your body.  It’s resting […]