Making Bias Piping

I love piped seams.  It’s the costumer in me.  The trouble is that piping can get expensive, but making your … More

The Fakey-Fell

Let’s be honest – most of us aren’t buying jeans at a price point where we’re going to see a … More

Classic Flat Felled Seam

This is the classic seam associated with denim, particularly when it comes to jeans.  It’s really deceptively easy to do. … More

finished button hole

Narrow Bound Button Holes

I love bound button holes. They’re beautiful beasties. The problem is, I don’t like fat bound button holes with a … More

Pad stitching progressing.

Pad Stitching

Pad stitching is awesome. It’s fantastic. It’s often replaced with fusible interfacings and spray-glue products, and that’s a darn shame. … More

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