Tag Archives: Tutorials
Have you ever wanted to copy a favorite costume from TV, film, or theater? Replicating an entire costume can seem overwhelming, but it doesn’t have to be! In this two-part article, I’ll outline the five steps of reproducing a costume, and then demonstrate … Continue reading
Those who are new to sewing (or who have trouble with numbers, as I do) may struggle with measurements. Here’s a quick guide to help you out. Basics: Measurements
Thanks to sites like Spoonflower, it’s easy to have your own custom fabric printed. But how do you design it? This two-part tutorial will teach you everything you need to know. First, we’ll introduce you to the concept of tiling, and demonstrate how to digitize … Continue reading
The next time you draw a fashion sketch or illustration, you might want to add a background, so your model isn’t floating in space. This two-part article will help you do just that. From simple backdrops and gradients to grounding lines and … Continue reading
Pattern envelopes contain a lot of helpful information. But how can you make heads or tails of the charts and diagrams? Here’s a breakdown of a pattern envelope. Basics: Reading a Pattern Envelope Enjoy!
Pinning is a vital part of sewing, but it can be hard to know what kinds of pins to use, or which direction to place your pins. Part of our “basics” series, this new article contains ten tips to help you improve your … Continue reading
To produce a high-quality garment, you need to finish your seam allowances. Unfortunately, most patterns don’t include directions for seam-finishing, which means you must learn this on your own. To help you out, here are seven seam-finishing techniques. They range from quick-and-easy to couture, so … Continue reading
Instead of running to the fabric store to buy more sewing tools, take a look around your kitchen or home office! Here’s a look at ten items you might find useful in the sewing room. New Article: 10 (Unconventional) Sewing Hacks … Continue reading
If you’re learning how to draw your own fashion sketches, these ten tips will help you out! New Tutorial: Improve Your Fashion Sketches Enjoy!