VIDEO How to store PDF sewing patterns

VIDEO How to store PDF sewing patterns

Today, I’m sharing how I store my pdf patterns. These patterns can get rather cumbersome and I often get asked to store them. I’ve been using this method for a quite a few years now and it works really well for me. But it may take you a little experimenting to find a system that works for you. Watch the video to learn how I store my pdf patterns both digitally and physically and read on for more tips.

VIDEO When to trace versus when to cut a sewing pattern

VIDEO When to trace versus when to cut a sewing pattern

Hi sew-friends! In today’s video, I’m talking about the very controversial topic of tracing versus cutting sewing patterns. I share the benefits of each technique and then tell you my personal preference. In case you’re new to garment sewing, when we talk about tracing versus cutting, we are referring to how we prepare the pattern before we cut out our fabric. A lot of it comes down to personal preference but there are benefits to both techniques. Let me know in the comments if you are "Team Cut” or “Team Trace”.

VIDEO How to sew a facing using bias tape

VIDEO How to sew a facing using bias tape

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.