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Itch to Stitch La Paz Jacket Sewing Pattern

New Pattern Release: La Paz Jacket

Woot! The La Paz Jacket sewing pattern is finally in the shop today! This jacket pattern is the product of my blood, sweat and tear, and I cannot be more proud how it turned out. For this week only, the La Paz Jacket pattern is 20% off. The volume discount still applies! Remember to check out other […]

Itch to Stitch Anza Jumpsuit & Dress

Testing Call: Anza Jumpsuit & Dress

TESTING CALL CLOSED The testing call is now closed. Thank you so much for your support! The Anza Jumpsuit & Dress pattern is available in the shop. +++++++++++++ Happy Friday ladies! Are you interested in testing my next pattern, the Anza Jumpsuit & Dress? The Anza (formerly aptly named “the jumpsuit”) was created last year; however, […]

Hong Kong Seam Finish Part 2

Hong Kong Seam Finish – Part 2

In the previous post on Hong Kong seam finish (Part 1), we talked about the basic of making a Hong Kong seam finish, and now we are going to something more advanced: how do you finish a princess seam allowance using the Kong Kong finish technique? Because of the curves involved, typically a princess seam is […]

Hong Kong Seam Finish

Hong Kong Seam Finish – Part 1

The Hong Kong seam finish is an exquisite seam finish. Being a person originally from Hong Kong, I am not aware how this name came to be. In fact, if you mention Hong Kong seam finish in Hong Kong, I bet everyone will stare at you like you are speaking gibberish. I imagine you’d probably receive a similar […]

Tierras Woven Joggers with Ankle Zippers Tutorial

How to Add Ankle Zipper to Your Joggers

I love my Tierras Woven Joggers. Once you got the fit tailored just right for your body and preference, you can make many pairs in no time. You can also get fancy on these; one of the ideas came from the beautiful and talented Camelia of Calcedonia Sewing—ankle-zipped joggers. I love that the zippers are […]

Testing Call: La Paz Jacket

TESTING CALL CLOSED The testing call is now closed. Thank you so much for your support! +++++++++++++   Woohoo! The La Paz Jacket is finally ready for testing! Are you interested in testing this pattern? The La Paz Jacket is modeled after ready-to-wear knit blazers; you know, those very comfy blazers that looks every bit […]

Itch to Stitch Newport Top PDF Sewing Pattern

New Pattern Release: Newport Top

The Newport Top PDF sewing pattern is in the shop today! And for the first week, the pattern is 20% off. The volume discount still applies! Remember to check out other patterns while you are at it: spend $20 or more, get 15% off your entire cart; spend $30 or more, get 20% off your […]

Fabric Drawstring the Quick Way

The easiest way to get a drawstring is to buy one; any twill tape or ribbon will make great drawstrings. But sometimes you just need one in the exact color and fabric that you like. I found myself in that situation all the time, so I do have some practice making my own. My secret weapon […]

How to topstitch an Elastic Waistband

How to Topstitch an Elastic Waistband

In store-bought clothes, you’d usually see that the waistbands of pull-on pants or skirts are topstitched. At home, I try to achieve that same look too. But it’s not just a matter of esthetic; by topstitching the waistband, the elastic inside does not roll or move anymore, so you will never have to fuss with it. […]