Tag Archives: seam allowance

Take a peek inside an Eli Monster PDF sewing pattern!

There’s been discussion floating around the internet about quality PDF sewing patterns and what makes or breaks a good PDF sewing pattern.  I thought I’d let y’all take a peek at the inner workings of our patterns and see for yourselves what we put in to each of our designs.  This idea has been rolling around […]

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 […]