Firstly, apologies for the quality of some of the photos on this blog, it didn’t occur to me that so many of you would be interested in this adjustment. This adjustment was needed due to my boys broad shoulders making the neck edge too high and causing creases in the body and sleeve of the … More Raglan sleeve adjustment for a broad shoulder
If you have got all the way to this, the sixth and last of my knicker making mini series, thank you so much for sticking with me. I hope it has been interesting and useful to you. For this final post I am going to share with you some of my favourite free patterns, some … More Ideas for you to knick(ers) and a few free patterns too.
The FOE (Fold Over Elastic) is attached and your knickers are now ready for part 4 of my knicker making mini series – the side seams. I have seen a couple of tutorials where the side seams are finished before the FOE is attached to the leg. Constructing your knickers this way is definitely a … More So it (side) seams we are smashing this
The fabric is all sewn together, gusset and all, and the next stage is what some people consider the most complicated step. I am hoping that part 3 of my knicker making mini series will dispel all fear and you, like me, will LOVE fold over elastic. I am continuing to use the Megan Nielsen … More Fear not the Fold Over Elastic
I have been having a great time recently playing about with knickers. I have been wanting to understand more about their construction for a while and finally got to a point where there were no urgent big projects on my list, so I could sit down and play. Lots of you have been very kind … More Now let’s talk Gussets
I thought it would be best to start my mini series on knicker making with a few words about fabric. To be honest, you can make your knickers out of almost any fabric you want, you just need to be able to match it to a suitable pattern. A comment was made on one … More So what fabric can I use to make knickers?
I have been making face masks at school to try and reduce the number of disposable ones we have been using. Below are the steps I take to make my version of the Big Community Sew pleated face mask. Hope you find this useful.
I love science fiction and if cryogenics really worked, I would be stepping in to that freezer with instructions to be defrosted when space travel was a thing and I could sign up to join Starfleet. As far as I am concerned technology is a wonder that should be embraced in all its forms. So why is … More Is there such a thing as right or wrong?
Purchasing a new sewing machine is both an exciting and a terrifying experience. Quite often there is a shout out on Instagram asking people for their recommendations on which machine they should buy. I have bought my last two machines without actually seeing them before I handed over my hard earned cash. For the first … More So I needed a new sewing machine and advice for the new sewer.