Category Archives: Dressmaking

Pattern Making E-book Sales

Basic Guide to Pattern Making  (E-Book) $20.00 $17.50 This pattern making E-book is for all those who love to sew but don’t know where to start. With this e-book youwilllearn how to take measurement correctly, learn how to make the basic foundation

Fabric Designer Tools

These are the essential tools used for stitching garments: Fabric-the designer’s medium. Scissors-to cut fabric. Tape measure-to measure patterns and fabric. Thread-to stitch fabric. Pins-to pin patterns to fabric, and pin seams together

The importance of having Designer knowledge

The Importance of Fabric to the Designer The designer is a fabric sculptor. Design students need to become experts in fabric. Choosing a suitable fabric for the design is one of the most important aspects of the design process. Fabric

Pressing Equipment

Having the correct pressing tools helps to achieve quality workmanship. Pressing is important, as you are about to find out. It may take time to acquire your own equipment, but you will soon find you are unable the  live without

Make Do and Mend

Patches are a great way t0 get into recycling and reusing fabrics in fresh and inspiring ways. You can make patches to use up your old scraps or remnants of fabric rather than just throwing them away; you can also

How to Sew a Lined Apron

By: Louise Papas of Follow this tutorial to create an easy, lined half-apron for just about anyone, children or adults. This apron . For both options, trim the seams and clip the corners (Pic 4 & 5). Turn right

Restyle a T-Shirt into a Ruffly Cardigan

From Craftstylish – cal patch Vintage bed jackets are beautiful but harder and harder to find in thrift stores these days. Why not make your own bed jacket-inspired cardigan out of an old T-shirt? Restyling is so timely right now; you

Tea Towel Togs

By: Jennifer Weske I have always loved fine home linens, but most guests are afraid to use them, and those who do usually find that they are not very absorbent! Few of us have the time or inclination to launder,

Make Your Own Buttons from Polymer Clay

By: inda Permann, contributoron CRAFT STYLISH For the basic button, you’ll need: Polymer clay (Sculpey and Fimo are both good brands) A clean work surface and parchment paper A rolling pin (don’t use the one you use for food; look for

A Pocketbook from Old Jeans

Old jeans get transformed to make a hip bum bag. Any size jeans can be used depending on the desired size of the finished bag. Embellishment has unlimited possibilities to mend or to just dress up old denim. Materials: *