Lined Patch Pocket Tutorial

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OK a quick tutorial for you all. I posted a poll on Twitter and this is what you chose. A lined patch pocket. I know, sounds easy and yes it is but if you’ve not done one before then I hope this helps. A patch pocket is exactly what it says, a patch of fabric […]

Linen Summer Jacket part 4 final steps and completion! Yay!

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So on to the final steps in the great Summer Linen Jacket make. The lining….I always seem to forget that when you make a lined garment you essentially end up making it twice: Once for the outside and once for the inside! Anyway I’m not going to bore you with every step as if you […]

Linen Summer Jacket part 2. Front and pockets

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Following on from my last post it is time to make the jacket front for my Linen summer jacket.  Sadly the summer sunshine seems to have vanished! I guess it will return?  There are 2 front pattern pieces and 2 side pieces plus 2 pockets to make in this walkthrough.  Now on most jackets you place […]

Mens shirt complete sew-along tutorial in 20 steps!

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If you have followed my blogging so far this year you will know I love making shirts. I am constantly complimented on the shirts I make and really do enjoy the process. People keep saying “it must be difficult”, “Ive tried before but it didn’t work”, “how did you do that” etc. So I thought […]

Tutorial – The Welt/Jetted pocket

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Ok, I have been asked about doing some tutorials. I have wanted to do some and the most asked is about pockets. Pockets for most who sew can seem really daunting. I admit when I made my wedding waistcoats I didn’t add pockets because I didn’t understand the instructions. I Googled it but still was not sure, hence […]