Discover the multiple ways in which you can sew closures to your garments, home dec and accessories projects.


How to Make Your Own Big, Ruched Buttons

It's the details that make a project, and I just love a big, ruched, self-covered button for adding some vintage-modern punch to an outfit or accessory. I just love a big, ruched button! You need an oval shape for ruching.       Stich across oval between dots to gather.   Gather the center, then stitch around the…


Making New Rules – Sewing Edgings, Zippers and Borders

In many ways I'm very grateful for my more traditional sewing background. Having inserted hundreds (seems impossible, but is probably true!) of zippers over my lifetime, I can comfortably adjust almost any part of the process and still be confident about it being functionally successful. The ruffles are bias-pieced solids–a bold finish for these bold…