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Category: Tips and Techniques

Camille | February 17 2023

Whether you are scrap busting, enjoy piecing, or want to create an on-trend colorblocked piece, colorblocking is a fun and stylish way to elevate your handmade garments. But what are the secrets to planning a beautifully coordinated colorblocked piece? Let’s dive into some of our favorite tips for creating a successful colorblock project. First off, […]

Eléonore | May 4 2022

Many of you have asked us, and we have gone around the web to select the best A0 printers for all of your large format pattern printing needs! Did you know that since the launch of our patterns in PDF format, we have included our files in A0 format? These are essentially large sheets that […]

Camille | August 18 2021

Have you ever wondered how to overlay an image of fabric onto a sewing pattern line drawing? Contrary to what you might think, you do not need an expensive program like Photoshop to do it. Today we will show you a quick and easy way to create a pattern mockup, using the free online photo […]

Camille | July 6 2021

One of the most important techniques in sewing is pressing, but as the days get warmer it can be harder and harder to find the motivation to turn on the iron. Luckily, there are tips and techniques (including alternative pressing tools) that can help you stay cool while you sew this summer. First of all, […]

Camille | June 2 2021

Today we are sharing the second half of our sewing with silk blog posts. We’ve already covered prewashing and cutting, so now we will go over how to actually sew with silk and other slippery fabrics. Needles, Thread, & Pins Perhaps the biggest secret to success when it comes to sewing with silks and rayons […]