finished bias tape

Making Bias Tape

Making bias tape is shockingly easy. Sure, it’s a little tedious, but it’s really easy. The question is, why would … More

repeating the stitch to create a row of squares

The Square Chain Stitch

According to my handy-dandy stitch dictionary, this is also called the “open chain stitch” or “Roman chain stitch”. This is … More

decorative knots spaced in an edge stitch

Making Decorative Knots

This is a very basic embroidery technique that will serve you well. It’s sometimes called a french knot or a … More

Eventually, you have a perfectly straight cut that follows the grain of the fabric.

Pulling a Thread

Sometimes, fabrics don’t play nice.  Like, you have a wonderfully soft, light weight, breathable, utterly perfect fabric you want to … More

A finished Fell Seam, seen from the top.

Felled Seam

A Felled Seam is a nicely enclosed, reinforced seam.  We tend to associate it with modern blue jeans, but it’s … More

Finished Bias Bound hem, front and back

Bias Bound Hem

This is fast way to make a fully finished hem, using commercial Double Fold Bias Tape.