Back 2 Basics, Sewing, Tutorial

Tutorial: How to add a knotted hem to a basic t-shirt

Knotted hems are all the rage right now, and luckily it’s a really easy hack! For this knotted hem hack, all you will need is a good basic tee pattern — I’m using the Only Tee (affiliate link) from KBSD patterns — some freehand drawing, and a French curve to help smooth things out, though that is not… Read More Tutorial: How to add a knotted hem to a basic t-shirt

Back 2 Basics, Sewing, Tutorial

Tutorial: How to turn a scoop neck t-shirt into a v-neck

As you will notice, one of my themes with Back to Basics this year is how to extend the use from your basic patterns.  I get kind of annoyed when I see designers release essentially the same pattern over and over again, with just slight variations.  This pattern has a V-neck instead of a scoop… Read More Tutorial: How to turn a scoop neck t-shirt into a v-neck

Sewing, Tutorial

Tutorial: How to Draft and Attach a Full Facing on a Woven Tank

Wow, thanks for all the love on my woven tank comparison!  Apparently I need to do that more often:) But as promised in that post, here is the tutorial on how I draft a full facing to replace the bias finishes on woven tank patterns like the Gemma, Willow and Sorbetto, and also the steps for… Read More Tutorial: How to Draft and Attach a Full Facing on a Woven Tank

Tutorial

DIY Survivor Buff

I’m popping in today with a quick tutorial for my favorite summer or just really-need-a-shower hair accessory and the fastest sewing project you will ever undertake.  Introducing, the DIY Survivor Buff: Yeah, I didn’t know they were called Survivor Buffs either until someone mentioned it on Facebook one time.  I just knew that my friend… Read More DIY Survivor Buff