In today's video, I show how to finish a neckline or armhole using bias tape to create a facing that is flat and won't peek out on the right side of the garment. Bias facing can be used to finish the raw edge a neckline, armhole or even a hem. This is a technique that is commonly used in a lot of garments including my Lou Box Top pattern so it’s a great method to practice and perfect. The benefit to bias facing over a traditional facing is that it has less bulk and if you have particularly thin fabric, it won’t create a ridge under your garment at the end of the facing.Read More
Today’s video is a big one! I share my top reasons why pdf patterns are awesome (just in case you’re not already convinced). Then I share my top tips for how to successfully print pdf patterns (including the printer settings you need to make sure the entire pattern prints on the page). And finally I show how to efficiently assemble and cut the pattern. I even show you the techniques I learned in design school for safely using an exacto knife or blade. I’ve never cut off a finger using these techniques so hopefully it will help you and keep your fingers safe too!Read More
A few weeks ago, I asked on my Instagram what people had the most problems with when sewing t-shirts. Far and away the most common reply was the neckband. In today’s video, I take you through the whole process of sewing a knit neckband in the round (see last week’s video for how to sew it flat) AND I give you some tips for identifying whether your neckband is too large or too small.
I hope that this video is helpful for you. Let me know in the comments if there are any other videos that you’d like to see. And if you haven’t already, I’d be thrilled and honored if you follow me on Youtube. Happy sewing!