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Tutorial: Blanket stitch

This shows how to finish an edge of a non-fraying fabric with a lining of fraying fabric, in this case wool fabric and cotton lining, with a blanket stitch. 308 more words

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Tutorial: How to sew a gore into a cut opening

This is the technique I’ve used to sew a triangular gore into a cut opening in the fabric. The fabric with the cut opening is shown in grey, and the gore fabric in red. 444 more words

Hand Stitching

Nothing between me and the Sea #2

Joining in with Scrap Happy June, hosted by Kate at Tall Tales From Chiconia

Still a work in progress: more beads have been added and some shells were first glued with PVA and then sewn on. 85 more words


What are the benefits of hand-sewing?

One of the key features of a bespoke suit is the hand-sewing that goes into it. But why is it so important and what benefits does it have over machine stitching? 688 more words

Bespoke Tailoring

One Year of Stitches: May

June! How can that be!? Between a camera battery charger that went on a mischievous vacation (I finally folded and ordered a replacement) and a busy end of the school year/birthday season rush, there is so much to share and catch up on! 442 more words


Kirsty Whitlock

An Artist that has inspired my second final piece is the work of textiles artist Kirsty Whitlock. What really drew me in with Whitlock’s work was the piece above. 159 more words