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Sleeve Placket Tutorial

Tutorial: Sleeve Placket

A tower-style sleeve placket is used on men’s shirts, but some of women’s shirts also use this same type of placket. I think it is suitable when you want your shirt to have a more masculine, strong, powerful look. It looks a bit intimidating, but like any technique, with some practice, you will be able […]

Flat felled seam tutorial

Tutorial: Flat Felled Seam

When it comes to a seam that conceals all raw edges, French seam and Hong Kong seam finish seem to be first that come to people’s mind. But I think the flat felled seam deserves equal accolade. Flat felled seam is, well, flat. Unlike French seam and Hong Kong seam, there is nothing that sticks […]

Sequoia Cargos & Shorts Front Waistband Tutorial

Because the installation of the front waistband on Sequoia Cargos & Shorts is not typical, in addition to the illustrated tutorial included in the pattern, this supplemental photo tutorial should help those of you how learn better by photos. We’ll start with the Right Front Waistband piece. Note that yours should be fully interfaced. (I […]

single-welt-pocket

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 […]

Understitching Tutorial: The Sometimes Forgotten Technique

Understitching Tutorial: The Sometimes Forgotten Technique

I haven’t been sewing for too many years, but one thing I noticed when I first started was a movement to #topstitchallthethings. I’m telling you, it didn’t matter what group I was in, if you were sewing, you were topstitching. What I later discovered was the lost art and technique of understitching. Understitching is the […]

Itch to Stitch Montana Shirt PDF Sewing Pattern

New Sewing Pattern: Montana Shirt

Hi everyone! You know what the fall season’s must-have? Of course it’s a relaxed button-down shirt!   The Montana Shirt is a classic, dropped-shoulder shirt with a relaxed fit. The Montana Shirt comes in two options—a front tie option or a classic front option. For one week, the Montana Shirt sewing pattern is 20% off. The volume […]

How to install a Lapped zipper with facings

How to Install a Lapped Zipper with Facings

Even though my favorite zipper is the invisible zipper, occasionally, I’d venture into other types of zippers for different looks. Today I want to go over how to install a lapped zipper with facings. Many tutorials out there go over the installation of the lapped zippers using different techniques, which are fine and dandy. However, most […]

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 […]