blanket stitch continued around edge

Blanket Stitched Edging

This is a really nice looking edge finish. It’s decorative and fully sealed. It shows up all throughout the ages … 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

A zig-zagged edge.

Zig-Zag Edges

Sometimes, you just want to finish an edge really really fast – you don’t care if it looks pretty up … 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

Stay stitching.

Stay Stitching

“Stay Stitch inside the seam allowance” is a fairly common instruction in patterns. ¬†Generally, stay stitching is used to make … More

The selvedge edge of fabric is completely finished, and often more densely woven than the body of the cloth..

Using the Selvedge Edge

The “selvedge” (not “salvage”, which is what I always thought my mother was saying) edge of the fabric is created … More

The Machine Rolled Hem.

Machine Rolled Hem

The machine rolled hem is, of course, completely not period before the advent of sewing machines and special task machine … More