Quit Buying Patterns – Redesign Ones You Already Have

| March 6, 2017

As in a lot of different areas, we have to be creative in thinking of ways to save money.  One of the best ways I’ve found to save money for myself as well as customers I sew for is to change the style of the patterns already in use rather than buy new patterns just […]

How To Make A Reversable Collar Tutorial

| September 24, 2012

If you’re the kind of person that likes to change that basic dress or blouse (or sweater) into a variety of styles just by adding a faux collar or bow collar, this tutorial is for you!  This collar tutorial will be a “custom” collar that uses your basic blouse or dress pattern as the basis […]

How To Attach A Stand Up Collar

| March 3, 2010

I really like the “stand up” collars – it’s so easy to add a little extra to dress up the garment.  A necklace or two looks very nice, or you could add a scarf to make a professional look.  And the great thing is that the stand up collars are easy to make!           After […]

Attaching And Sewing A Rolled Collar

| February 24, 2010

We’re back to the tutorials on dealing with the various styles of collars – how to make them and how to attach and sew them. Today we’re going to talk about how to attach and sew a rolled collar.     Sew the shoulder seams and any neckline darts before attaching the collar.  Staystitch the garment […]