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 Raglan Sleeves

| September 8, 2010

          A raglan sleeve is attached to the garment by a seam that runs diagonally down from the front neckline to the underarm, and up to the back neckline.  This sleeve covers the entire shoulder (A) and needs some shaping device to make it conform to the shoulder’s shape, which is usually done with the […]

How To Sew A Sleeveless Armhole Finish

| August 18, 2010

Sewing a sleeveless armhole finish is not difficult, even for a beginner.  There are a few steps and basic instructions to follow, and you’ll find this a very good project.           Staystitch 1/8” inside the seamline of the garment armhole and the facing to prevent stretching (A).  Sew the seams of the facing as well […]

Working With Garment Sleeves

| August 4, 2010

          Today’s garments are designed with a wide variety of sleeves, which differ greatly in look and in the method of construction.  A garment, for example, may have armholes that are merely finished, producing a sleeveless look, or it may have sleeves, either set-in or raglan, that are separately made and attached to the garment, […]