Sewing Clothing

How to Make Continuous Bias Tape

How to Make Continuous Bias Tape

I’ve tried several ways of making custom bias tape, and by far my favorite way is to make it in a continuous loop all at once, so that you don’t have to piece together a dozen strips of fabric and then stitch and tie and cut a billion times.  I found several tutorials online, which I will share with you here.  They all have their own benefits, but I think my favorite is the one at Sew-... »

Why I Learned How to Sew

Why I Learned How to Sew

When I was a young child, my mother was always sewing, cross-stitching, smocking, or making some other wonderful thing.  I quite appreciated having no limits when it came to shopping for new clothes, because anything that didn’t fit just right was just an alteration away with my mother around.  Strangely enough, however, I did not have much interest in sewing as a child.  Aside from one litt... »

Gypsy Skirt Re-make

Gypsy Skirt Re-make

Once upon a time I had a favorite old pair of Levi’s.  They were perfectly broken in, gloriously worn out, and holey in all the right places.  Until one day when I put my foot right through the knee when donning them, and alas, they ripped too much to be worn again without serious repair.  Though my much-more-stylish sister declared on facebook that there wasn’t any such thing as jeans... »