Sewing Tips & Resources

September Design Academy Intensive

For those of you interested in taking our signature design course, The Design Academy...We are doing a special September Intensive with Cinnamon this year where she'll share daily tips, tricks, and examples in a private group. 

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Mitered Corners

Have you ever hemmed a piece of fabric on multiple sides, and wondered if there was a better way to make those corners look good? Mitering your corners is surprisingly fast, and the results are well worth the effort. 

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Hong Kong Finish

Add this couture edge finish to your box of tricks and techniques -- it's actually very easy, and the results are amazing!

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Continuous Lap Placket

Ever wonder how to finish a slit edge in a garment? Well, look no further -- a continuous lap placket is an easy way to do just that, plus it provides a great place to anchor closures like hooks and eyes or snaps!

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How to Sew Patch Pockets

Patch pockets: a simple, versatile way to add stuff-carrying capabilities to most garments. Follow along as I show you how to make two kinds of these hardworking pockets!

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Two Basic Casings

A casing is quite simply a tunnel in the fabric for elastic or ribbon; join us as we show you how to make casings in two different, easy ways!

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How to do Four Basic Hand stitches

Learn about these four essential hand-sewing stitches, what they're used for, and how to do them!

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