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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 […]

Itch to Stitch La Paz Jacket

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 […]

How to make fabric drawstring the quick way

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. […]

Itch to Stitch Paro Cardigan PDF Sewing Pattern

New Pattern Release: Paro Cardigan

You can’t go wrong with a cozy cardigan. I am not exaggerating when I say that I’ve been wearing my three Paro Cardigans almost every day since I made them. They are so cozy, and more importantly, I feel pretty in them. And today, you too can make your very own Paro Cardigan. I know that […]

Itch to Stitch Paro Cardigan PDF Sewing Pattern

Testing Call: Paro Cardigan

TESTING CALL CLOSED The testing call is now closed. Thank you so much for your support! The Paro Cardigan pattern is now available in the shop. +++++++++++++ Happy new year! I hope you had a wonderful break and are ready to rock and roll in this sure-to-be-amazing year! For me, I can’t wait to jump […]

Itch to Stitch Vientiane Skirt PDF Sewing Pattern

New Pattern Release: Vientiane Skirt

The Vientiane Skirt PDF sewing pattern is available today! I am so excited about the possibilities that the Vientiane brings. Depending on the fabric used, it can be your biking buddy (tested and proven cycling attire by one tester), or it can part of your power office ensemble (work clothes doesn’t have to be boring). This […]