How to Sew Stretch Fabrics

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

How to Sew Slippery Fabrics

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

How to Insert Elastic in a Casing

How to Insert Elastic in a Casing

Elastic is sometimes inserted in a fabric tunnel called a casing. You can create a casing by folding and stitching the fabric at a garment edge

How to Sew Elastic to Fabric

How to Sew Elastic to Fabric

You can sew lengths of elastic directly to the wrong side of the fabric to shape a garment at wrists, […]

How To Form Gathers

How To Form Gathers

Gathers are a series of tiny, soft folds of fabric that create shaping.

How to Miter Corners

How to Miter Corners

Mitering is a method of minimizing bulk – for example, in the corners of the patch pockets or on lengths of applied trim or ribbon. The two edges of fabric are joined diagonally to create a neat, flat miter.

How to Sew Darts

How to Sew Darts

A dart adds dimension and shape to a flat piece of fabric, allowing the piece to mold to the body […]

Selecting the Right Type of Seam
How To Sew The Perfect Seam

How To Sew The Perfect Seam

Seams are the basic construction elements that hold the fabric pieces together. Most often, you wills sew a straight-stitch seam […]

How to determine commercial pattern sizing
Selecting the right Zipper for your project
Lining

Lining

Lining is most commonly used in tailored garments, such as jackets, coats, trousers, and skirts. A lining prolongs the life […]