A Ribbon Hem, front side, worked with 1/8" wide gold grosgrain.

Ribbon Hem

This technique produces a lovely hem – fully finished, and with a decorative ribbon right at the edge.  

A Seam, finished by Pinking.

Pinking a Seam Allowance

You should always do something with your seam allowances so they don’t fray and tangle.  Pinking is one of the … More

The finished Hairline Seam.

Hairline Seam

This is the ultra-thin version of the French Seam.  It’s very useful if you’re making fine linen pieces (like coifs), … More

The finished French Seam, from the back.

French Seam

The French Seam is my favorite seam of all time.  It’s fully encased and leaves no visible stitching on the … 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

The Fake Felled Seam is identical from front and back.

Fake Flat Felled Seam

The Fake Flat Fell Seam makes a fully finished seam that is identical on both the front and back sides. … More

Finished eyelets, front side shown.

Hand-worked Eyelets

Hand working an eyelet with a buttonhole stitch is surprisingly fast and easy.  Hand-worked eyelets are strong, easily sizable, don’t … 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.