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.

Take a sewing class with Sew DIY

Take a sewing class with Sew DIY

Hi sew-friends! I’m working on developing some new sewing classes (online and in-person) and I’d love to know what you’re interested in. (Definitely keep reading if you live in Denver!!!) My approach to sewing is that it should be a fun and joyful experience. I design my patterns and tutorials to be easy and frustration-free because I believe that when we are practicing our hobbies, we should be having fun. And it’s an extra awesome bonus when we also get a garment that we can wear often and enjoy wearing.

So, if you'd like to learn more about sewing with me, I have a short survey where you can tell me what you're interested in and sign up to be notified about future classes and events. ⁠I love traveling so it’s totally possible that even if you don’t live in LA, that I might pop into your home town or state. The survey does ask about your location so if you’re interested, and I’m near you, then I’ll let you know about classes. Or, if you’re just interested in online courses, I can let you know about those too.

ALSO!!! If you live in the Denver area, I will be teaching two classes at Fancy Tiger Crafts the weekend of October 12-13, 2019. On Saturday, Oct 12, I’ll be teaching how to sew my Lou Box Top pattern in woven fabric and on Sunday, Oct 13, I’ll be teaching my Lela Skirt pattern. You can register for the classes on the Fancy Tiger website.

P.S. If you want to learn a little more about my teaching style, check out my YouTube videos via this link or the links below.

VIDEO How to Print and Assemble PDF Sewing Patterns

VIDEO How to Print and Assemble PDF Sewing Patterns

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!