Sewing, Cutting and Pressing on the Bias

Sewing, Cutting and Pressing on the Bias

To make a bias cut essentially means to cut the pattern piece from the fabric on a 45 degree angle to the straight grain so that the fabric will drape and contour with the shape of the body.  To put it simply – the fabric is cut on a diagonal angle rather than along a fold line.  Garments such as skirts, dresses, blouses and capes are perfect garments for sewing on the bias to achieve a beautiful drape! 

Gathered Tier Skirt Sewing Tutorial by Paige Handmade

Sew Easy Gathered Skirt for Spring and Summer with Paige Handmade

Paige from Paige Handmade shows us how she sews one of the simplest, easiest skirts you can stitch, but with one extra detail that elevates it.  This fun skirt with an elastic waistband and a gathered tier is so versatile and easy to wear – because it can be made in any length and with so many different fabrics…

Spring 2019 Garment Sewing Pattern Reviews and Impressions

Garment Sewing Patterns for Spring, Inspiration, and Impressions 2019

Featuring fresh spring garment sewing pattern collection reviews and impressions for 2019 from Inside the Hem!

capsule wardrobe sewing with alisa shay

15 Free Basic Sewing Patterns for a Capsule Wardrobe with Alisa Shay

  Alisa Shay from Thoughtful Creativity shares fifteen free sewing patterns for a basic capsule wardrobe that you can make yourself with beautiful fabrics.  Alisa also offers some very good suggestions for altering, lengthening, shortening, and customizing these basic garments to suit your own style, the seasons, and your budget. Make sure you subscribe to … [ Read More at SWN! ]

Design and Sew a Sporty Skirt with a Comfortable Ribbed Waistband - Angela Wolf

Sew a Sporty Skirt with a Comfortable Ribbed Waistband – Angela Wolf

Watch this free video tutorial from Angela Wolf and learn how to convert an A-line skirt and turn it into a sporty skirt with a comfortable ribbed waistband. This is a great tutorial for beginner sewers.  Angela Wolf shows how to pattern-hack her Kate skirt pattern into a sporty style adding a ribbed waistband. You … [ Read More at SWN! ]

Asymmetrical Skort Sewing Tutorial

Sew an Asymmetrical Casual Skort for Summer with Annika Victoria

See how Annika Victoria constructs and sews these unique asymmetrical shorts (also known as a “skort“)  inspired by retailer MayKool’s summer shorts found here.  Annika is a 22-year-old molecular biology student from Australia who loves sewing and designing clothes! Through Annika’s blog and Youtube channel, she aspires to make science more fashionable, and the fashion world … [ Read More at SWN! ]

PinkChoclateBreaks DIY Asymetrical Skirt

How to Sew an Asymmetric Skirt + Alternate Elastic Waistband Technique – with Jocelina of PinkChocolateBreak

A free sewing video tutorial sharing how PinkChocolateBreak created this hot asymmetrical skirt with stretch knit fabric and a few sneaky folds!   You will need: fabric existing pencil skirt thread sewing scissors pins elastic for waistband sewing machine Check out the PinkChocolateBreak blog for more fashion and beauty tips: pinkchocolatebreak.com and subscribe to the newsletter here – http://bit.ly/1by8ara 5 free skirt … [ Read More at SWN! ]

Stephani Miller draping on Its Sew Easy

Stephani Miller’s Draping Lesson on It’s Sew Easy

Threads Magazine editor Stephani Miller offers a lesson on draping – a non-intimidating way to get the perfect fit on a skirt from straight to flowing. Draped Sewing Projects: Video: Sewing Tutorial: Draped “Curtain” Tank Top Photo: Drawstrings Skirt by Ciella Video: Sleeveless Draped Top Pattern Video: How To Lay Sewing Pattern Pieces On The Bias Album: Draped … [ Read More at SWN! ]