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How to make a pant cuff

Version française ici A few days ago, a client asked me to hem for him three pants, he wanted cuffs. As seamstress, this is the first I do this type of hem ー I never thought of one of these for any of my works. Albeit, when my clients asked for cuffed hems I started my little research for the best and most elegant way to do create them. It took me a little while to find the right technique, at least, the one I felt the most comfortable with. Google handed me this video, this one and this one too. No one really convinced me, until I got to this one and decided to create a detailed tutorial based on the one technique I really liked. Cuffed hems are mostly used on tailor pants, but still, it is a valid option for any hem you want to make, even on sleeves! To make this tutorial I made a sample piece in the fabric that I like to use to make my prototypes. How to …

How to make reusable tea bags

Version française ici PDF Sewing Tutorial ー Reusable Tea Bags is now available on This little sewing project attempts to encourage you to replace disposable commercial tea bags. Not only for sustainable purposes but also because those little tea bags usually contain plastic tiny molecules that get into your system. You can also find useful this video tutorial, it is quite descriptive and it adds some visual guidance If you are interested in behind-the-scenes of my handmade business, you can find me on Instagram For other tutorials visit my blog

How to make an everyday napkin

Version française ici Do you want to cut down on single-use? If yes, you’re in the right place, today I present you a basic step by step video tutorial about how to make an “everyday napkin” This sewing project, of a practical and nice piece, attempts to encourage you to replace those disposable paper towels we use in everyday meals. You can make as many as you which and hopefully out of reporpused* fabrics (meaning one of those leftover pieces from old projects or out of old garments , you have at the bottom of a drawer). If you need some more technical help here is the PDF Sewing Tutorial: “Everyday Napkin (with straps) ….. if you like what you see, please share with friends 😉 thanks in advance! Version française ici *Repurposing is the use of something for a purpose other than its original intended use.

How to make a strap out of fabric (video)

Version française ici Yeah! I’m back. We are experiencing a very complex present and it is essential to stay creative. At least that is my greatest urgence, my hands are impatient . I know, it’s time to cultivate patience, but nobody said that we couldn’t be as creative as we wanted within our four walls / our personal space #covid19 So what’s my plan? Well, share my knowledge and try to do it in the simplest way possible (it is never that easy but I’ll try my best). It is time not only to protect ourselves (#coronavirus), but also to think about how we consume. Our planet still needs us to develop new ways to use its resources, maybe even stop asking for them and reuse what it has already given us. Today, I’ll start by giving you a little tutorial on How to make a strap out of fabric (#zerodéchet). Instead of buying cotton or synthetic straps on Amazon, make them yourself! Lets start! Step N° 1: On the right side of the fabric, …

Zippers: a few basics

Version française ici Zippers are probably one of the most used accessories to close a garment. Currently, the market offers us all sorts of possibilities, so many that it can get a bit confusing. When you don’t realize some basics, it can be tough to decide which one to use. Some stores put labels on zippers to point out a suggested usage. You’re not obliged to follow this advice, but guidance is always appreciated. In addition, colors, material and lengthwise possibilities are almost endless. In consequence, to make it easier for us to decide we can classify zippers in 4 types, but first, here are the parts that make up a zipper: Types of zippers: Multi-purpose zippers: They are usually made out of polyester or cotton, with plastic chain. The length of the zipper varies according to the manufacturers and brands, they can go from 10 cm to 100 cm approximately. Uses: pockets of bags, cushions, pants, skirts, dresses, shirts.  Metal zippers: This type of zippers has the metal chain. They are highly resistant. Uses: …