It’s week two of the Nita Trousers sewalong and we are jumping right in today with a tutorial on how to make slash pockets.Click here if you would like to continue reading
It’s our first day of sewing in the Nita Trousers sewalong! Today my goal is to get you through steps 1-5. A note about my free sewalongs: I won’t be videoing every single step. Instead I like to focus on the parts that I know may be new to beginners or look a little confusing in the booklet illustrations. In between steps will be mentioned but not demonstrated. In the future I hope to offer full sewalong classes that cover every single bit of construction.Click here if you would like to continue reading
Hi friends! I’m finally back with another alterations tutorial for you! This one is about replacing a zipper in a pair of jeans. You can use this on your favorite RTW pair or a well worn handmade pair. This technique is so great for extending the life of your favorite garments.Click here if you would like to continue reading
I’ve been wanting to share more alterations tutorials with y’all! I’m doing them so often in the studio theres no reason I cant just top and press record. This one is about taking in jeans from the center back seam.Click here if you would like to continue reading
Gathering is one of those sewing techniques that can be done in multiple ways and every sewist has their favorite. Today I’m going to show you the most traditional way of gathering, which also happens to be the technique I use most frequently (I’m a traditionalist I guess!)
I want to start making an effort to video and share some tailoring & alterations tutorials with y’all. I figured I’m doing this stuff all the time for clients anyway, might as well turn it into some great and helpful content for the blog! This one is a big one that can seem quite scary, so when I had to do it for a client recently I made sure to video the process to talk you through it.Click here if you would like to continue reading
As a short person, I am often hemming my pants. Sometimes I will even leave a pair of jeans a little long because I like the way they look with a turned up cuff. This habit has taught me that exposing my ankle makes me look more polished and dare I say a bit taller? I also really love the look of the weight of a turned cuff rather than a simple hem.
Today I am going to be sharing my tutorial of how to get that clean cuffed look without showing your seam allowances. This is a permanent cuff method that will leave your pants cuffed at all times and keep you from having to constantly roll them up.
As a new sewist, zippers can be quite scary. But they don’t have to be! Invisible zippers can really add an element of professionalism to your project. They keep your garment closed but cannot be seen from the outside. Might sound tricky to instal, but hopefully this video will demystify it a bit for you.
In sewing garments there are several different ways to finish your seams on the inside. It is a true labor of love to make your handmade garments as pretty on the inside as they are on the outside. Plus a well finished seam will extend the life of your handmade garments.
Confession: This is not something I have to do often (i.e. never). However I am often shortening patterns which follows the same basic steps. I wanted to focus on adding length in this tutorial because with my own pattern line (coming so soon I can’t believe it!!!) the patterns are drafted for petites. So I wanted to make sure all my tall ladies have ample instruction for adding length to their Amy Nicole Studio sewing patterns. Watch this short video to find out how its done!