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Kimono Video Tutorials

Kimono Video Tutorials

Easy to make and perfect to personalise, enjoy making the Kimono Jacket your own!

Cowl Neck Top Video Tutorials

Cowl Neck Top Video Tutorials

Perfect for an evening out or special occasion this top can be made in a variety of fabrics.

Woollen Waistcoat Video Tutorials

Woollen Waistcoat Video Tutorials

Perfect for autumn, our woollen waistcoat is quick to make, stylish and a simple way to add warmth into your wardrobe.

Tie Front Dress Video Tutorials

Tie Front Dress Video Tutorials

The Tie Front Dress from our August issue, is the perfect garment to take you from day to night.

Kent Skirt - Useful Video Tutorials

Kent Skirt - Useful Video Tutorials

Watch these helpful videos from designer Aneka Truman, and learn the techniques required to make the Kent Skirt from our July 2017 issue.

Harley Tunic Dress Video Tutorials

Harley Tunic Dress Video Tutorials

Learn tips and techniques for making your very own Harley Dress from our June 2017 issue, by following this playlist of useful tutorials.

Orton Pyjama Video Tutorials

Orton Pyjama Video Tutorials

Use these handy video tutorials to make yourself a perfect fitting pair of pyjama bottoms.

Portland Top Video Tutorials

Portland Top Video Tutorials

Get ready for spring and make Portland, a cute flirty top with cut away shoulders and a high neck with tie back.

Ives Shift Video Tutorials

Ives Shift Video Tutorials

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.

Ava Skirt Video Tutorials

Ava Skirt Video Tutorials

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.

Takara Blouse Video Tutorials

Takara Blouse Video Tutorials

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.

Hand Embroidery Masterclass - French Knot

Hand Embroidery Masterclass - French Knot

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.

Hand Embroidery Masterclass - Satin Stitch

Hand Embroidery Masterclass - Satin Stitch

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.

Hand Embroidery Masterclass - Couching

Hand Embroidery Masterclass - Couching

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.

Sewing School - Attaching a facing

Sewing School - Attaching a facing

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.

Chain Stitch

Chain Stitch

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!

Guide to buying a Dressmakers Dummy

Guide to buying a Dressmakers Dummy

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.

Sewing with waterproof fabrics

Sewing with waterproof fabrics

Learn all about sewing with waterproof fabrics and get set for Winter!

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