In the world of sewing, there are many people who insist there is but one way to do “such and such” and “thus and thus” correctly. I don’t belong to that school of thought. My fundamental rule about “the right way” - if it looks good when it’s done, it was right doing it.
Admittedly, there are some methods that are more successful than others. My goal is to share with you some of the ways I’ve found over time that lend themselves to success and create minimum frustration.
Setting in a sleeve shouldn’t be that complicated - once you know how! And this video provides the fundamentals you’ll need to be successful.
I am uncertain why all instructions for every shirt construction with a yoke do not utilize this technique for sewing a shirt yoke. Once you see the trick, you’ll wonder why, too!
You see lapped zippers everywhere (well, if you’re looking for them…) But putting in a lapped zipper can be a little confusing you’re first few times. This video aims to take the mystery out of lapped zippers once and for all.
Perfect for seams on chiffons and delicate fabrics, French seams encase the raw edges of the fabric providing a beautiful finish on the inside of your garment. There’s nothing particularly complicated about the process, except that it’s important to remember the first line of stitching is right sides out…
Next to French seams, flat-felled seam finishes are truly one of my favorite. You’ll find them on all types of garments where stability and finish are important.
Constructing perfect double-welt pockets are a snap - once you know how! In this video Russell Conte demonstrates a sure-fire method for sewing beautiful double-welt pockets.
Recently, Russell Conte was invited by Nancy's Notions to create a project using their "Sewing with Nancy Sew Simple Dresden Template". He had so much fun using it, He didn't design just one project - he designed four! This video is companion to the written instructions and pattern for the first of four projects: Dresden Sunflower Apron. Both the pattern and instructions are free and available for download at Nancys Notions. Simply follow this link: https://tinyurl.com/ycse3nbw