June 2009 archive

How To Hand Sew A Catch Stitch

Learn how to sew a catchstitch. A catch stitch creates a flexible hem with some give. This is appropriate for sewing hems on skirts… neck lines… any hem that needs some flexibility. The catch stitch is used to finish a hem or tack facings. The thread catches a thread or two on the hem, then on the garment, crossing itself on each half stitch.  Read more…

How To Sew An Overcast Stitch

Learn how to hand sew an overcast stitch. An overcast stitch is a whipstitch on the raw edge of fabric, used to finish the edges neatly and prevent fraying. This is the alternative to serging or overlocking the raw edges of your fabric. If you have fabric that frays easily, sew an overcast stitch along the raw edges.
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12 Tips On How To Sew Sheer Fabric

In this lesson, you’re going to learn 12 critical techniques for successfully sewing sheer fabrics. You can apply these tips to your window treatments and to your garments. Try to apply all of the techniques explained here for the best result. Read more…

How To Sew A Shank Button

A shank button is a button that already has a shank on it. A piece of the button that is inbetween the button and the fabric… that has a hole to hold the thread. This is the shank. Watch this step by step video to learn how to sew on a shank button. Read more…