Believe it or not, this sewing tip is courtesy of Tom Silva, from This Old House. He used this method to space porch pickets, but it also works great for spacing buttonholes.
This dress has only one vertical seam, in the center front. It’s lined, but has no hem. In fact, it’s just one large piece of fabric, attached to a circular collar, with a separate belt.
When I had ferrets, I loved sewing for them. They were so enthusiastic about everything, they always made me feel like I’d made the coolest thing in the world. Granted, they could also spend hours playing with a toilet bolt cap, so the bar was not set particularly high. But still. You know.
Learn how to patch a hole in a pair of jeans, and end up with a style statement instead of a tear.
The tale of a swimsuit, sunhat, and beach bag that I made for a fashion show.
I think this is the best way to sew a dart: Using only the bobbin thread.
This DIY pincushion uses a bolt and a magnet to work a little magic.