How To Sew Napped Fabrics

Nap refers to the raised fibers on the surface of a fabric. These fibers naturally run one direction or the […]

Pressing Pointers

Careful and frequent Pressing is the key to great-looking garments. Pressing is not the same process as ironing. When pressing, […]

How to Mark and Prepare hems

You can stitch hems by machine or by hand. Some hems should be invisible on the right side of the […]

How to attach trims

Decorative trims give your garments style and provide a way to add your own personal touch. Some trims – like […]

How to Sew Sheer and Lace Fabrics

Sheer fabrics can be a challenge to sew. They are transparent, somewhat fragile, and have a tendency to creep. They […]

How to Sew Ruffles

A ruffle is a strip of fabric that is gathered along one edge and attached to a flat piece of […]

How to Make Bias Binding

Bias binding encloses fabric edges for a neat, often decorative finish. Because of the bias direction, the binding wraps around curves without puckering.

How to Sew Stretch Fabrics

The term “stretch fabrics” refers to stretch-woven fabrics, single knits, some double knits, and bias-cut fabrics.

How to Sew Slippery Fabrics

The key to sewing slippery fabrics – silk, polyester, rayon and acetate – is to avoid overhandling them. These delicate […]