There's something about a button-up shirt that is the epitome of sewing to me. Or perhaps tailoring. When I think of shirt-making, I think of Thomas Pink and Saville Row. A custom-made shirt is a luxury that is limited to the higher class... Um, wrong! As home-sewers, we can reclaim the custom-made shirt as our right and privilege! Okay, okay, sewing your own shirt may not be that dramatic, but it is often something that home sewers either embrace or eschew. There's a challenge to shirt-making that, in my opinion, make it one of the best things to tackle in order to improve your sewing skills. With the three boxes, you get to flex your sewing muscles, perhaps learn some new...
When sewing with knits and stretch wovens, you need to know the stretch percentage of your fabric. With a little bit of math (don't be scared!), it's easy to figure out if your fabric is appropriate for your pattern. Watch below to learn how!
Hello Again!! Thanks to everyone who tuned in last week for our first video featuring the fabrics from our boxes. This week it's the sumptuous charcoal merino fleece in our Heavyweight Box. Possibly my all-time favorite fleece and great fabric to create the Southbank Dress from Nina Lee. Check it out!
Welcome to the first Tip Tuesday!! I'm going to use this space to give you a helpful sewing tip in order to make your life just a little bit easier. This week, I'm talking about an easy way to create a seam guide on your sewing machine so you can achieve the perfect seam allowance for your sewing project. Watch below!
Introducing something new over here at Needle Sharp. Every Friday, I'm going to be highlighting one of the fabrics from our boxes. Check them out here or on Facebook or Instagram Videos. Also, let me know what you think of this new addition in the comments! Happy Friday!