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Easy to make and perfect to personalise, enjoy making the Kimono Jacket your own!
Perfect for an evening out or special occasion this top can be made in a variety of fabrics.
Perfect for autumn, our woollen waistcoat is quick to make, stylish and a simple way to add warmth into your wardrobe.
The Tie Front Dress from our August issue, is the perfect garment to take you from day to night.
Watch these helpful videos from designer Aneka Truman, and learn the techniques required to make the Kent Skirt from our July 2017 issue.
Learn tips and techniques for making your very own Harley Dress from our June 2017 issue, by following this playlist of useful tutorials.
Use these handy video tutorials to make yourself a perfect fitting pair of pyjama bottoms.
Get ready for spring and make Portland, a cute flirty top with cut away shoulders and a high neck with tie back.
Ives is a simple but stylish shift dress with a hemline inspired by shirting. Quick to make, it is perfect for practicing useful skills such as inserting an invisible zipper, introducing sleeves and shirt hemming techniques. Watch these useful video tutorials to ensure you achieve professional results.
Get help making your Ava Skirt with Made to Sew's fantastic range of YouTube tutorials. From marking the fabric to sewing pleats and inserting an invisible zipper this handy playlist will ensure you achieve the perfect finish.
Get help making your Takara Blouse with Made to Sew's fantastic range of YouTube tutorials. From marking the fabric to sewing darts, sleeves, necklines and inserting an invisible zipper this handy playlist will enable you to achieve professional results.
French knots are such a pleasing stitch to embroider. They are cute little knots of thread that can be used as a filling stitch or placed singularly to create spotty motifs, eyes, flower centres etc. Placed close together they can form a dense and very textural surface and add dimension to your embroidery.
Satin Stitch is an easy hand embroidery stitch to work and can quickly fill in shapes with a flat and elegant effect where you can really appreciate the threads used. The tricky thing with this stitch, is to maintain neatness - especially on the sides and edges. For this reason, shapes are sometimes given an outline stitch - Back, Chain or Slip stitch. You also need to make sure that your tension remains even so that the fabric is not pulled and distorted.
Couching is an embroidery technique for attaching a thread, laid on the fabric surface and in place with small stitches over it at regular intervals. The two threads can be the same or contrasting colours to add pattern. It is a technique often used in Goldwork and attaching metallic threads to the work.
In our new skills series, sewing school, we take you through some of the fundamental sewing skills that will always stand you in good stead with your dressmaking and beyond. At the end of the series you can exercise all the skills to make a tunic shirt.
Hand embroidery is a great tool to have in your sewing repertoire. Gone are the days that hand embroidery is the pastime of spinsters. This traditional skill is seeing resurgence in popularity, not only for its beautiful aesthetics but also for its therapeutic qualities, the rhythm of stitching is a slow but completely satisfying way to work. So, have a go and start to hand sew!
A dressmaking dummy is a handy addition to your sewing room. It can give you a three-dimensional view of your garment in progress and it can be incredibly helpful when fitting garments; making sure that seams and fabric drape are hanging correctly, measuring accurate hems and making garment alterations.
Learn all about sewing with waterproof fabrics and get set for Winter!
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