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Category: Tutorials and techniques

Camille | May 26 2021

Slippery fabrics like silk and rayon are the perfect match for many beautiful patterns, including our latest pattern Coquelicot. They drape wonderfully, have a cool hand feel, and come in a wide variety of prints. However, they can be notoriously tricky to sew with, and many sewists will avoid them for fear of potential headaches. […]

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Camille | May 11 2021

Chances are if you’ve sewn any new patterns in the last year, you’ve come across gathers—and our two newest patterns are no exception. Coquelicot features gathers at the neckline collar, and Orchidée is gathered at both the shoulder and waistband seams. To demonstrate this technique, Pfaff France has put together a handy video tutorial (dubbed […]

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Eléonore | May 6 2021

We’ve previously demonstrated how to make adjustments on a princess seamed bodice for patterns like Coquelicot, so today we want to demonstrate how to do an FBA or SBA on a gathered bodice like the Orchidée dress and blouse. This tutorial will allow you to get a better fit with the Orchidée pattern, but it […]

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Camille | April 7 2021

The stitch length setting is a basic function of any sewing machine, and most patterns will advise that you change the setting at least once during the construction process. The type of seam, thread, and even fabric can all impact the ideal stitch length, which in turn will affect how well the garment holds up […]

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Camille | March 24 2021

Earlier this year we took a poll on Instagram about your tidying habits when it comes to sewing, and asked for your favorite tips to keep your projects and space organized. We received so much great feedback, and we thought there was no better time to share it than the beginning of Spring! So if […]

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