Itch to Stitch Vientiane Skirt

Testing Call: Vientiane Skirt

TESTING CALL CLOSED The testing call is now closed. Thank you so much for your support! The Vientiane Skirt is now available in the shop. +++++++++++++ The Vientiane Skirt is ready to be tested! Are you interested in testing? If so, please read on! I think the Vientiane Skirt is great for the holiday season; […]

Arenal Top PDF Sewing Pattern

New Pattern Release: Arenal Top

Hi everyone! The Arenal Top sewing pattern is released today! I made 3 Arenal Tops for myself and they are already in heavy rotation in this chillier weather. I think you will love yours as much as I love mine. The new pattern is 20% now for one week. And if you purchase any two […]

An Easy Way to Create a Curved Narrow Hem

How to Make a Narrow Hem on Curves

There are many tutorials out there on how to create a narrow hem. The problem is they mostly demonstrate on a rectangular piece of fabric, which makes the process deceivingly easy. With a few exceptions, that usually is not how I use a narrow hem. If I need to hem something straight, a wide hem of 1″ or […]


Single Welt Pocket Tutorial

Hello sewing world! Today I’m going to share with you how to sew a welt pocket to the Belize Shorts, but you can really use this tutorial to put a welt pocket on anything that you think needs one. When the Belize Shorts were released I just knew I would love these shorts and adding […]

Arenal Top PDF Sewing Pattern - Handkerchief Hem

Testing Call: Arenal Top

TESTING CALL CLOSED The testing call is now closed. Thank you so much for your support! The Arenal Top is now available in the shop. +++++++++++++ Anyone feels like something easy to sew and easy to wear? I do! That’s how the Arenal Top is born. And now it is ready for testing. Would you […]

Save Your Sanity Removing Serger Threads

Save Your Sanity Removing Serger Threads

Well, it’s been awhile since I’ve joined in here at Itch to Stitch. I’m a teacher and back to school time is a crazy, exciting, hot mess as I’m sure many of you know. Do you know what else used to be a hot mess for me?! Removing serger seams! Honestly, I didn’t used to […]

Notch or Clip Seam Allowance

Clipping or Notching? That is the Question.

When sewing a curved seam, you are supposed to be clipping or notching the seam allowance, so that the seam can stay flat and smooth. The rule is that when the seam is concave, you clip the seam allowance; when the seam is convex, you notch the seam allowance. This is an important step. Without […]

How to Make Thread Chain Carriers

A while back, I talked about making chain stitch when I discussed four easy ways to tack your lining. The lowly chain stitch is actually quite versatile. Besides tacking the lining down, I also use it to make carriers for bra straps and belts. Because my pattern, Bonn Shirt & Dress, has a thread chain carrier for a sash, […]

Fearless Set in Sleeve

Fearless Set-in Sleeve

Not to brag or anything, but to me, sewing a set-in sleeve is not much more difficult than sewing a sleeve flat. I know that many don’t share my sentiment; I have seen sewists going great length avoiding sewing anything in the round, even when the end result would be better otherwise. Knowledge is power. The first step […]