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Introduction to Smocking and Smocking Techniques
Smocking is a beautiful technique for manipulating and embellishing fabric that has been used for centuries. In this article I talk a little about the history behind smocking and introduce the smocking variations.
Introduction to Hand Stitches
Hand sewing is a bit of a lost art these days, but there are a few essential stitches that every sewer should have in their toolbox. This is part of an ongoing instructional series on hand sewing.
In Pain After You Sew?
Do you suffer from pain in your neck or shoulders after you sew? Does your lower back throb after cutting out patterns? How you stand and/or sit while cutting and sewing may be causing injury and inflammation of your muscles and joints. Learn some ways to improve your sewing posture.
How to Use a Sewing Machine
Learning How to Sew - Lesson One - This article will familiarize you with the various operational components of your sewing machine so that you will be confident and learn how to use a sewing machine.
How to Thread a Sewing Machine
Learning How to Sew - Lesson Two - It is very important to know how to thread your sewing machine. This article explains the different parts of the sewing machine associated with threading. You will learn how to wind a bobbin and thread the sewing machine.
How to Sew Fleece
Fleece fabric is wonderful for making fleece blankets and warm outerwear. If you have been wondering how to sew fleece, you will want to read this article. There are also many free fleece patterns, fleece blanket patterns, and fleece hat patterns that are perfect for a beginning sewer.
How to Sew a Men's Shirt - the Collar Stand
In this lesson on learning how to sew a men's shirt, we will go over the process of sewing the shirt collar stand together.
How to Sew a Men's Shirt - Sewing the Yoke
In this lesson on learning how to sew a men's shirt, we will go over the process of sewing the shirt yoke and yoke lining to the shirt back piece.
How to Sew a Men's Shirt - Sewing the Sleeves
This is the final installment of the men's shirt sewing series. In this lesson, I explain the process of inserting the shirt sleeves.
How to Sew a Men's Shirt - Sewing the Collar
In this lesson on learning how to sew a men's shirt, we will go over the process of sewing the shirt collar together.
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