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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 …

(Une sorte de) Comment faire un sac a main tricoté / crocheté?

Original English version here J’ai donc en fin terminé ce petit. Je dis enfin parce que cette petite noix était difficile à casser. En fait, je n’ai pas fait de tutoriel pour vous car c’est moi qui a eu besoin d’aide. Je suis couturière, tricoteuse et crocheteuse autodidacte. Par conséquent, j’apprends toujours de nouveau truc aussi. Donc quand j’ai besoin d’aide, je la cherche. Aujourd’hui, au lieu de vous donner un tutoriel étape par étape, je vais raconter le processus de fabrication de ce sac a main. J’espère que vous l’aimez autant que moi. Bien qu’il n’ait pas été facile d’assembler le sac, tricoter les pièces qui le composent a été comme une petite promenade dans le parc (j’adore vraiment tricoter) ー En fait, la tâche la plus difficile c’était le détails de finition. Mais bon, on y va! Fil → Phil Creativ’ en noir and sable, par Phildar Ici à Versallles, les magasins ont ouvert le samedi avant le 11 mai. Quand j’ai l’ai découvert, j’ai (presque) couru au magasin → Phildar parce que …

(sort of ) How to make a knitted/crocheted Tote Bag

Version française ici So I finally finished this cutie. I say finally because this little nut was tough to crack. I actually didn’t do a tutorial for you because it was me who needed some help. I’m a self-taught seamstress, knitter and crocheter. Therefore, I’m always learning new stuff too. So when I need help, I look for it. Today, instead of giving you a step by step guide, I’m going to narrate the process of making this crocheted Tote Bag. I hope you like it as much as I do. Although, like I said, it wasn’t easy to assemble this knitted/crocheted tote bag, knitting the pieces that compose it was a little walk in the park (I really love knitting) ー Finishing details were the hard tasks. But hey, let’s do this! Yarn Phil Creativ’ in noir and sable, from Phildar Here in Versallles the shops opened Saturday before May 11. When I found out I (almost) ran to the Phildar store because I had this project in mind for a few days already. …

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 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, …