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Infinity Scarf – Free Course
The Croft Bag – Free Course
Shop Patterns & Fabric
English Paper Piecing
Pattern Cutting Series
A tutorial to help you create cut-away pockets in your new garment.
Sequin Regan Top
It’s time for a bit of Sparkle and Glamour!
How to sew Facings
Facings are a lovely way to finish off a raw edge.
Pattern Cutting Series – Part 4 – The one piece sleeve block
Now you have your bodice block we can create a sleeve to fit it.
Imogen Top & Dress
Sewing with Sequins
How to sew an elastic casing
This Tutorial shows you TWO methods for sewing an elastic casing. See which one works best for you.
How To Create A Yoke And Insert A Frill
These are a brilliant and utilitarian addition to any project
Peaseblossom top with Pocket
Our Peaseblossom top with a pocket
How to Sew Gathers
Gathers are great and so easy to achieve
An exclusive pattern, brilliant to wear over trousers or leggings.
Welt pockets look wonderful as a detail on a jacket and are very straightforward to sew.
Pattern Cutting Series Part 3 – Two Dart Bodice Block
Learn to draft your own blocks from your personal measurements
Eleanor Shirt Course
Eleanor is the perfect addition to you handmade wardrobe
Our Unisex shirt, suitable for all!
The Cressida is the Jumpsuit for everyone
Sewing with Velvet
A wonderful guide to sewing with Velvet fabrics
How to sew darts
Learn how to sew the perfect darts
Circular patch Pocket
This is wonderful alternative to the usual shape of a patch pocket.
Hermione Wrap Top
This is an exclusive pattern just for our Members and is a really easy project to make.
Digital Sewing Planner
Our lovely digital planner to help you plan all your new projects!
This pocket can be inserted into most seams, both horizontal and vertical
How To Sew a T Shirt
Learn how to make a wardrobe staple!
How to sew Pintucks
Watch the video from the Helena Course to show you how to sew Pintucks.
Rosa Batwing Top
An exclusive pattern just for our Silk Members
Fabric Focus – Cotton Lawn
Cotton lawn is a beautiful fabric both to wear and work with.
How To Create A Scalloped Edge
Celia is the perfect addition to your handmade wardrobe
Beth Build A Blouse
Fabric For The Celia
Fabrics For Your Beth Blouse
Getting started on your pocket
Laying, Cutting and Marking the pattern
How to sew a neck facing
This is a simple way to neaten a neckline
Sleeve Block Prep
A bit of background and prep before you draft your sleeve
Types of sequin fabrics
Elastic Casing Method 1
Fabrics For The Frida Shirt
Prepping the pocket
The Measurements you need for the 2 Dart Bodice Block
Follow the list of measurements you need for this block
Choosing the right fabric for your project can make all the difference.
Different types of velvet
Drawing New Neckline Onto Calico Toile
Using a toile to mark out a new neckline makes it much easier to decide on a new style line.
How to sew a Basic Dart
Basic Darts are the simplest to sew.
All the technical info!
Fabric choices for Hermione
Hermione works best with lightweight woven fabrics
Getting started with your pocket
Fabrics and Supplies For Your T Shirt
Jules talks you through what fabrics and supplies you will need for this course
Fabrics for Rosa
Choose the right fabrics for your Rosa top
Beth Blouse – Adding a Box Pleat into the Centre Front
Add a Centre Front Pleat into your Beth Blouse
Supplies for Rosa
What you'll need to make your Rosa Top
Beth Blouse – Adding Gathers Around The Neckline
Gathers can really soften a rounded neckline
Creating a nice curve
Sewing the Shoulders
Sleeve Block Meaurements
Taking the measurements you need for the sleeve block
Sewing with sequins – Do’s
Elastic Casing Method 2
Supplies for the Eleanor Shirt
Everything you need to make your Eleanor Shirt
Attaching the Welt
Checking Your Cup Size
This will be your pattern cutting cup size!
Cutting and making the pocket
All the other things you'll need for this project
Transferring Alterations To The Patterns
It's easy to transfer the styles lines onto the pattern
How to Sew a Fishtail Dart
Fishtail darts give shape through a garment
Getting started and a bit of prep
Cutting and prepping the fabric pieces
Sewing pocket bags together
Top Tips On Working With Knit Fabrics
Jule's top tips to working with knits and jerseys
How to Sew an All in One Facing
This is a really neat way to finish both necklines and armholes at the same time.
Stabilising and Sewing The shoulder Seams
Cutting and Marking Out
Cutting out and transferring the pattern information
A Bit Of Prep
Beth Blouse – Adding Horizontal Pleats
Adding horizontal please can really enhance the look of your Beth Blouse
A Bit Of Prep
Finishing the pocket
Sewing the Neckband
Drafting the Sleeve block
Drafting the sleeve step by step
Sewing with sequins – Don’ts
a little bit of prep
A bit of prep before we start the Eleanor Shirt
A Bit Of Prep
Cutting the opening
Drafting the Front Bodice
Let's start with the Front
Attaching the pocket to your garment
A Little Bit Of Prep
Checking body measurements to get the fabric quantity right for you.
Laying and cutting out the pattern
True Up The Pattern
This is crucial to ensuring your pattern works
Adding Pocket bag
Pressing darts properly will make such a difference
Sewing the darts
Make sure to press the darts downwards
Finishing the leading edge
Neaten off the front curved edge first
Putting in The Sleeves and Sewing Up The Side Seams
Learn how to sew in the sleeves and finish the side seams
A little bit of prep
Before we get started. . .
Making Up The Bodice
Making and finishing the rest of the top
Sewing the Shoulders
Drawing in the Sleeve head
Making up the Shirt Back
Putting together the back pieces for the shirt
Making Up The Shirt Body & Pocket
Finishing the Welt
Drafting the Back Bodice
Now we can look at the Back Bodice
Making Up The Pocket Flaps
Marking out Stabilising
Creating A Facing
A facing is a simple but neat way to finish a neckline
Sewing the shoulders and back neck facing
This is a great way to neaten everything at the same time.
Making Up and Attaching The Neckband
How to make up and attach the neckband to the garment
Finishing The Neckline With A Facing
Rosa shoulders and neckband
Making up the neckband and attaching it
Finishing The Neckline
Attaching the Neck Band
Transferring the balance marks
Making up the Front shirt
Attaching the front and yoke pieces
Making & Attaching The Collar
Tracing off the Pattern
Trace the pattern onto another sheet of paper
Cutting Out and Marking Up
The best way to cut out and transfer pattern markings to your fabric.
Sewing On The Pockets
How To Create A Collar
Creating a collar is a lovely way to add detail to a neckline.
Sewing the Sleeves and side seams
Make sure to leave a gap in one of the side seams
Finishing The Hems and Cuffs
How to finish the hems and cuffs of your T Shirt
Making up the Waist tie
The waist tie is only one way you can finish the Rosa top
Making Up & Inserting The Sleeve
Finishing off the hems
Your Finished Sleeve Block
Attaching the Front and Back
Now let's attach the front and back.
Making Up & Attaching The Facing
Trueing up the pattern
True up the pattern to make sure it works
A little Bit of Prep
Attaching interfacing and stay stitching
Attaching The Pockets To The Shirt
Your Finished Collar
Remember to add on the seam allowances to the finished collar
Finishing off the Hems
The bottom edge and the sleeves are finished in the same way
How to Sew a T Shirt Round Up
Your finished Rosa Top
Well done on finishing your Rosa top!
Finishing The Hem
Attaching the facing and inner yoke
We can neaten off the collar and yoke at the same time.
Hems & Side Seams
Adding a seam allowance
This is the cheats way to add seam allowance
Pinning, sewing and pressing the darts
Sewing The Button Stand
Finishing seams and hems
Your Finished Celia Top
The finished top
Your finished Hermione
Your Finished Beth Blouse
finishing the yoke
Now we can neaten everything up.
Making up the Top
Sewing up the top and creating the cuffs
Making Up The back
Making up and attaching the collar
Sewing The Shoulder Seams & Inner Yoke
Attaching the Sleeves
Sewing in the sleeves is very simple
Your Finished Frida Shirt
Starting the trousers and sewing the front and back pockets
Attaching The Collar Stand
Sewing up the side seams
Now we can turn it into a proper shirt
Joining the Trouser Fronts to the Backs
Sewing the fronts to the backs - it's looking more like a pair of trousers now!
Making Up The Collar
Marking and sewing the buttons and buttonholes
We are on the home stretch now!
Joining the Trousers to the Top
It's all coming together now!
Attaching The Collar Part 1
Your finished Eleanor Shirt
Now you have completed your Eleanor Shirt you can wear it with pride!
Sewing and Attaching the Facings
Neatening the opening and the collar edge.
Attaching The Collar Part 2
Finishing the Front Opening
Topstitching around the front opening and strengthening the crotch seam
Sewing The Sleeve Placket Part 2
Buttons and Buttonholes
Marking and sewing buttonholes and sewing on the buttons
Sewing The Sleeve Placket Part 3
Finishing the hems and anchoring the facings
Attaching The Sleeve part 1
Sewing the Tie Belt
Making the tie belt to finish things off
Attaching The Sleeve Part 2
Bonus Feature – Belt Loops
You can also add belt loops!
Sewing The Hem
The Finished Cressida Jumpsuit
The finished Jumpsuit - easier than you think to make and so very comfy to wear.
Sewing The Side Seams
Sewing The Cuffs
button Holes and Buttons
The Finished Shirt
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