• Singer Perfect Plus

    Sew a Mix-and-Match Wardrobe for Plus and Petite-Plus Sizes


    Kathleen Cheetham presents 4 enclosed patterns, step-by-step construction, and fitting instruction. Readers can create a wardrobe of versatile and stylish garments--which can be adapted for office wear, casual wear, or evening wear, just by varying the colors, fabrics, and finishing details. Never have to say you have nothing to wear again!

  • The Pocket Stylist

    Behind-the-Scenes Expertise from a Fashion Pro on Creating Your Own Unique Look

    Professional fashion advice for all body shapes and sizes!

  • Pants for Real People: Fitting Techniques

    Any sewer will benefit from the fitting techniques featured in this informative DVD, a companion to Pants for Real People: Sewing Techniques . 

    Sewers will learn how to buy the right-size pattern, fine-tune it before cutting, and then tissue-fit it. 

  • Pants for Real People: Sewing Techniques

    This informative guide illustrates how to sew great pants that flatter any fit. 

    The tips and techniques within this useful reference include how to prepare and cut fabric, mark darts, sew zippers, pin-fit the fabric, press seams, and attach different styles of waistbands. 

    This DVD is a must-have to follow up the fitting DVD.

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    Big list of Sewing blogs - I'm in, are you?

All posts in category Sewing Tips

What is a “princess” seam?

It took me years and years of sewing before I finally learned what a princess seam was. Princess seams are flattering to almost all figure types. They will enhance your waist, if you have one, or give you a waist if you don’t. They add another vertical line in your garment which elongates the figure […]

A Modern Method To Finding Your Best Colors

I’m not putting a picture with this post – you’ll see why in a bit. As I mentioned in previous posts, many women, like me, have “mirror blindness,” that is, we can’t see ourselves objectively in a mirror. The best way I’ve found to overcome this problem is to look at a picture or video […]

How to thread a sewing machine

Here is my video about how to thread a sewing machine. I use the White 782 machine in this video and I show you how to wind the bobbin, how to insert the bobbin into the bobbin case, and how to insert the case into the machine. Then I show you how to thread the […]

The Skirt from Hell – Client Ordered

I’ve been extremely busy sewing over the last week. I had a client ask me to make a skirt for her in time for a social event. She originally wanted a two layer skirt with the outer fabric being one she’d ordered off the ‘net but that fabric didn’t arrive quickly enough so she went […]

Why do men’s and women’s clothes button on the opposite side?

Every wonder why men’s clothes button on one side and women’s on the other? And why is it changing? In the last couple of decades, women’s pants, especially, are buttoning on the same side as men’s. I found out why. Years ago, women wore corsets. They needed someone to pull the corset ties tight in […]

Time for a new needle?

It is recommended that you insert a brand new needle into your sewing machine for every new project you do but, really, is that necessary? Here is a pretty neat tip to be able to tell easily if your sewing machine needle needs replacing. Keep an old nylon or pair of pantyhose in your sewing […]