Tag: Sewing Stitches

The Walking Foot–Optional or Necessary?

On many of the supply lists for projects in Sew News, CME and Sew it All , you’ll find the following: “Optional: Walking foot for your sewing machine.” If the designer is a little more opinionated, it may read: “Optional, but helpful …” So what does this odd-shaped foot do, and is it: optional, helpful,…

Great Tips for Making Spring & Summer Bags

  Spring and summer are the seasons of the bag and the Sew Daily team has produced a new eBook that has 9 lovely bag patterns and a ton of great techniques and tips. Here are tricks from Katrina Loving on how to make your bag sturdier:  Consider the Stress Points Think about how your bag will be…

Stitch Winter 2015

Quilted Circle Skirt Happy Homemaker Oven Mitts + Hot Pads Make An Entrance Sleeveless Duster Globetrotting Toddler Dress White Faux Fur Coat Snowflake Skirt Flirty Paper Pieced Dress  FEATURES artist profile amy barickman technique spotlight Go Fur It!       DEPARTMENTS editor’s note contributors what’s happening on sewdaily.com things we love    sewing room -denim:…

Learn 11 Tips For Sewing Darts

Darts. Those wonderful triangle shaped folds that help shape flat fabric to fit our individual bumps and curves. In addition to giving our garments structual purpose, darts can add interesting design details to an otherwise plain garment. Sewing darts is easy. But, like most things in sewing, ‘easy’ doesn’t always mean perfect results. Once I…

Planning My Fall and Winter Sewing Projects

Some of my bounty from a fabric swap I attended.   Jill Case Online Editor, Sew Daily SewDaily.com Recently my local American Sewing Guild Chapter (American Sewing Guild Denver) had a fabric, pattern and notions swap. It was on a Saturday and you could donate fabric or just come and pick up some fabric. I…

Backstage at the Tula Pink Shoot and a Fond Farewell

This fall, Tula's House, a video series on fabric designer Tula Pink's journey in creating her Eden fabric line wil debut. I had the amazing opportunity to be in Tula's actual house and on location in historic St. Joseph's, Mo.. Here is the backstage scoop: Tula is as fascinating as she is funny. Here, on set…

Friday Sew-Along: Make a Mod Dress / Tunic by Alexia Abegg, Part 6

This week we will finally finish the A-Line Mini Dress by Alexia Abegg that was featured in Stitch Summer 2015! I definitely took this darling dress to the couture level with fine Indian silk, full lining, and simple hand-sewing.  And as can happily in sewing project, it has an added bonus. It''s reversible! This was…

Friday Sew-Along: Make a Mod Dress / Tunic by Alexia Abegg, Part 5

This week we are working on the Sew-Along for the A-LIne Mini Dress by Alexia Abegg, and we will be focusing on the bodice construction.. If you want to catch up, you can read Parts 1-4 on this blog. To get the pattern and instructions, download Stitch Summer 2015 from the Sew Daily Shop:    Step 20  Step 21  Step…