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How To Make Rouleau Straps (AKA Spaghetti Straps!)

Who doesn’t love a dress or top with beautiful rouleau straps? It makes those hand sewn clothes just that little bit extra special, more so when it’s something sewn in silky fabrics. That said, they’re not the easiest strap to sew, especially if you’re a sewing beginner. So, today I’m going to show you how …

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Rectangle Skirt Tutorial: How To Make A Gathered Rectangle Skirt

So you want to know how to make a gathered skirt with an elastic waistband? This rectangle skirt tutorial is not only one of the easiest skirts you can make, but if you follow the instructions, it’ll be a DIY zero waste skirt too! This skirt is lovingly referred to as a ‘grandma skirt’ after …

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3 Best French Curve Rulers (For Sewing And Pattern Making)

You know that a French curve ruler is just one of the many different measuring tools for sewing, but how do you know which is the best French curve ruler for sewing or even how to use one? In this article I’m going to explain what a French curve ruler is used for, what they’re …

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Best Electric Scissors For Sewing

There are several reasons why you might be looking for the best electric scissors for sewing. Electric scissors are great for: Cutting through several layers of fabric Cutting through thick fabric that your regular scissors may struggle with Cutting fabric faster if your own hands struggle with scissors When I started looking for the best …

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Is Rayon Stretchy: Tips For Sewing Rayon Fabric!

What is rayon? Is it a fabric that you should buy and sew or is it a new fangled one that can be ignored? Does rayon have any sustainability credentials or is it another ‘modern’ fabric with no benefit to the environment? Today, you’ll learn all about rayon including how to work with it at …

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Types Of Georgette Fabric Used In Sewing

Georgette is a popular fabric choice amongst both professional and home dressmakers. Woven from silk and synthetic fabrics, there are a number of different types of georgette fabric that have evolved since the early twentieth century when georgette fabric first made an entrance into the dressmaking world. We’ll explore the different varieties of georgette in …

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What Are Notches In Sewing And Pattern Making?

New to sewing? Did you recently come across the term ‘notch’ and started wondering what are notches in sewing and pattern making? I feel you! Sewing pattern words and symbols can be rather obscure to the sewing beginner, which is why I’ve created this dictionary of sewing terms and their meanings and this guide on how to read …

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