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How to cut bias strip and using it

How to cut bias strip and using it

Here is a blog post on how to cut bias strip and using it. Bias binding strips are commonly seen in dressmaking or sewing patterns. It simply means that it’s a thin strip of cloth cut in bias. The reason behind is that it allows […]

How to make an elasticated waistband

How to make an elasticated waistband

This post is on making the elasticated waistband. This is commonly seen in tights, gym, yoga, children’s and sleepwear clothes. It is also one of the easiest ways to make a waistband as it does not require a proper fit to be undertaken. Unlike like […]

How to sew side seam pockets

How to sew side seam pockets

This post is on how to sew side seam pockets. Side seam pocket is also known as inseam pockets. It is seen and used in my types of garment/ clothes making. Commonly seen in dresses, trousers, shorts and coats. Unlike like welt pockets which I […]

How to make notch collar

How to make notch collar

Some do come with collar band some don’t come with collarband. If they don’t come with collarband it simply means it is build into the collar itself. A good tell tale of this design is the the lapel and collar tend to lay flat rather […]

Sew button – how to do it by hand and machine

Sew button – how to do it by hand and machine

Here is a blog post on dressmaking – how to sew button. Sewing a button is not as easy as putting a needle with thread thru a hole in the button. Tie it off and you are done. Yes, of course, one can do that […]

How to sew collar band

How to sew collar band

I recently made myself a coat. The pattern uses collar band for its notch collar. Therefore this blog is on how to sew collar band. Some collar bands do come with collars some don’t. Collar bands are used to ‘hold’ the collar up so as […]

Sewing sleeves – how to sew

Sewing sleeves – how to sew

Sewing sleeves here how to sew it. Here is an example I have made on a wrap-around stretch fabric dress. Bias cut. There are many types of sleeves in a pattern. Roglan, puffed, ordinary shirt sleeves. The type of fabric used will also determine the […]