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Handworked Milanese Buttonholes

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So in my last post I introduced you to handworked buttonholes. I promised I would show you the Milanese version so here it is. The Milanese is more decorative, usually applied to the lapel and whilst the general technique is the same, there are a few differences in construction. What makes the Milanese stand out, […]

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Handworked Buttonhole Tutorial

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The buttonhole: A simple, practical piece of thread engineering that stops our clothes from falling off (or bits of us escaping)! You will, when sewing, come across the need to make them. Lots of garments rely on buttons and the associated hole. Now most sewing machines have the capabilities of making buttonholes for you, which […]

Basting – Not just for Turkeys!

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I was chatting today in a Facebook sewing group and discussing hand sewing and this led me to talk about basting. I’m sure you’ve heard the expression but do you do it? Do you take the time to baste your pieces together before sewing them up? Go on be honest…. If you are new to […]

Darts anyone?

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Ok, not the pointy, throwing, game based Darts but if you have been sewing for more than 5 minutes, you will know what a dart is. If you have just started you soon will know what a dart is! The vast majority of sewing patterns rely on some form of dart to add shape to […]

Tailors Press Ham – Tutorial

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So we all know the 3 F’s when sewing: Fabric, Fit and Finish? Get the 3 F’s right and you will certainly end up with a garment to be proud of. The F that often gets a bit ‘overlooked’ is Finish, as we rush to finish our next amazing make. Part of the Finish process […]