Sewing Tips and Tricks

Sewing tips and tricks for anyone who can sew or who'd like to learn to sew. These tips include ideas and instructions on pattern drafting, pattern cutting…
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Breastfeeding Sewing Projects | Hacks Clothes | Pattern Drafting Techniques
Adaptive sewing patterns for new mummas! The advantages of being able to draft your own sewing patterns will never cease to amaze me. Is one of your 2024 dreams to master drafting your dream wardrobe? If so then check out my FREE masterclass over on my Instagram @thesewingretreat
2 Methods To Add Seam Allowance To Your Darts | Pattern Drafting Techniques | Tutorials
2 Methods To Add Seam Allowance To Your Darts. LEarn pattern drafting techniques. Find out WHEN and HOW to use both methods over on my YouTube channel.
FREE Masterclass | Learn How To Start Creating Your Own Sewing Patterns | Pattern Making Techniques
Click to grab your spot. Learn how to create your own sewing patterns with my free masterclass. From step by step pattern drafting tutorials to top tips, come & start your pattern cutting journey now. Come away with the knowledge to start easily creating your own sewing patterns, learn about the 3 mistakes that are stopping you from creating dream sewing patterns & learn the exact process I use to go from an image I've seen on Pinterest to a sewing pattern, to the garment I'm actually wearing.
Couture sewing sounds daunting, doesn’t it? But with a little practice, taking it slow and a few techniques under your belt, it isn’t. Your iron is an essential tool for fine sewing, especially with heavy linen fabrics. Pressing does matter! #sewingtutorial #sewingproject #annnormandydesign #sewingpattern Belts, Sewing 101
Sewing Patterns | Ann Normandy Design
Couture sewing sounds daunting, doesn’t it? But with a little practice, taking it slow and a few techniques under your belt, it isn’t. Your iron is an essential tool for fine sewing, especially with heavy linen fabrics. Pressing does matter! #sewingtutorial #sewingproject #annnormandydesign #sewingpattern
Start Creating Your Own Sewing Patterns | 4 Steps Helping You To Draft & Annotate Your Patterns
After reading this you will be ready to start creating your dream wardrobe. This guide includes links to bodice blocks to get you started and pointers to help get those cogs turning. Start creating the patterns for the clothes you have always dreamed of owning! This is part 2 of a 4 part blog series so we've got you covered, from design through to drafting your own patterns and making your own clothes. There's also a FREE eBook that is full of great information. Enjoy reading and learning lots!
Learn how to create your own tops and shirts sewing patterns with this easy to understand, online course.  The course is self-paced and comes complete with the pattern blocks you'll need to start designing!  Declare your wardrobe independence today!  #patterncutting #patterndrafting #onlinecourse #howtopattercut #sewingpatterns Crafts, Tops, Shirt Sewing Pattern
Pattern Cutting | The Sewing Retreat
Learn how to create your own tops and shirts sewing patterns with this easy to understand, online course. The course is self-paced and comes complete with the pattern blocks you'll need to start designing! Declare your wardrobe independence today! #patterncutting #patterndrafting #onlinecourse #howtopattercut #sewingpatterns
Learn how to draft your own patterns with this free eBook course! Get more from your sewing projects
Learn the basic foundations of patter drafting with this free eBook today! Download it on your tablet, iphone or laptop and learn more about pattern drafting, pattern cutting tools, seam allowance, hem allowance, pattern blocks, sloppers and so much more. get more from your sewing projects and release your creative potential in sewing and dressmaking. #pattern #cutting #drafting #grainline #slopper #drafting #patterndrafting #hem #seam #sewing #homemadewardrobe
The 7 main pattern cutting blocks (otherwise know as slopers). Learn more about what they are, how to use them and where to get them in this FREE eBook.      #patterndraftingblocks #patterndrafting #patternddraftingblocks #patterncutting #patterncuttingblocks #patternslopers #slopers #stretchblocks #wovenblocks Pattern Cutting, Pattern Making, Sewing Patterns Free
The top pattern drafting blocks you'll need to start pattern cutting
The 7 main pattern cutting blocks (otherwise know as slopers). Learn more about what they are, how to use them and where to get them in this FREE eBook. #patterndraftingblocks #patterndrafting #patternddraftingblocks #patterncutting #patterncuttingblocks #patternslopers #slopers #stretchblocks #wovenblocks
Learn how to alter darts, add pleats, tucks, armholes, necklines, collars, cuffs, gathers and so much more with our beginner online pattern cutting course. We've developed an online, self-paced pattern drafting course so you can turn your dream clothes ideas into real sewing patterns and garments.  Create your dream wardrobe today with step by step illustrated tutorials in our eBook and video tutorials for every method.  Your sewing pattern independence is about to begin and we're here to help! Sewing Diy, Pattern Drafting Tutorials
Create your own sewing patterns today our with FREE pattern cutting eBook and online coourses
Learn how to alter darts, add pleats, tucks, armholes, necklines, collars, cuffs, gathers and so much more with our beginner online pattern cutting course. We've developed an online, self-paced pattern drafting course so you can turn your dream clothes ideas into real sewing patterns and garments. Create your dream wardrobe today with step by step illustrated tutorials in our eBook and video tutorials for every method. Your sewing pattern independence is about to begin and we're here to help!
Create your dream wardrobe today with our FREE eBook and online pattern cutting courses with illustrated step by step tutorials and video tutorials.  Learn how to alter darts, add pleats, tucks, armholes, necklines, collars, cuffs, gathers and so much more with our beginner online pattern cutting course. We've developed an online, self-paced pattern drafting course so you can turn your dream clothes ideas into real sewing patterns and garments.  Your sewing pattern independence is about to begin Fashion, Design, Sewing, Blouse Pattern, Diy Sewing, Pattern
Learn how to create your own sewing patterns today with our online tutorials & free eBook
Create your dream wardrobe today with our FREE eBook and online pattern cutting courses with illustrated step by step tutorials and video tutorials. Learn how to alter darts, add pleats, tucks, armholes, necklines, collars, cuffs, gathers and so much more with our beginner online pattern cutting course. We've developed an online, self-paced pattern drafting course so you can turn your dream clothes ideas into real sewing patterns and garments. Your sewing pattern independence is about to begin
Understand the basic foundations of pattern drafting with this free Introduction to Pattern Cutting eBook!    Understand what pattern cutting is, the tools you'll need, about the grain line, seams, hem allowances, technical terms, annotation meanings and more.    #patterncutting #zerowastepatterncutting #learntopatterncut #patterndrafting #drftyourownpatterns #learntodraftpatterns #patterncuttingcourse #onlinepatterncutting #beginnerpatterncutting #basicsofpattenrcutting #whatispattern cutting Cosplay, Adobe Illustrator, Ideas, Upcycling
How to pattern cut - learn the basics with this FREE eBook - download your copy today
Understand the basic foundations of pattern drafting with this free Introduction to Pattern Cutting eBook! Understand what pattern cutting is, the tools you'll need, about the grain line, seams, hem allowances, technical terms, annotation meanings and more. #patterncutting #zerowastepatterncutting #learntopatterncut #patterndrafting #drftyourownpatterns #learntodraftpatterns #patterncuttingcourse #onlinepatterncutting #beginnerpatterncutting #basicsofpattenrcutting #whatispattern cutting
Hem And Seam Allowance Guides | Sewing Seams | Draft Sewing Patterns | The Sewing Retreat
In the world of sewing and pattern cutting, seam and hem allowances play a crucial role as they serve as the finishing touches to complete your self-drafted sewing patterns. It's important to handle them with care, following the guidelines in this blog post.
Click to grab your spot. Learn how to create your own sewing patterns with my free masterclass. From step by step pattern drafting tutorials to top tips, come & start your pattern cutting journey now. Come away with the knowledge to start easily creating your own sewing patterns, learn about the 3 mistakes that are stopping you from creating dream sewing patterns & learn the exact process I use to go from an image I've seen on Pinterest to a sewing pattern, to the garment I'm actually wearing.
Shop | The Sewing Retreat
Click to grab your spot. Learn how to create your own sewing patterns with my free masterclass. From step by step pattern drafting tutorials to top tips, come & start your pattern cutting journey now. Come away with the knowledge to start easily creating your own sewing patterns, learn about the 3 mistakes that are stopping you from creating dream sewing patterns & learn the exact process I use to go from an image I've seen on Pinterest to a sewing pattern, to the garment I'm actually wearing.
How To Create A Swimsuit | Pattern Cutting Tutorials
Create a swimsuit with me! Drafting and sewing your own swimwear can seem a little scary at first but once you know a couple of tricks, you won’t be able to stop making it! 👉 You don’t need an overlocker to sew your own swimwear 👉 Using a double layer of your fabric will give it more structure Head over to my Instagram page @thesewingretreat where you can discover more about creating your own swimsuits and bikinis.
How To Add Ease To A Sewing Pattern | Design Ease | Pattern Cutting Tutorials
How to add design ease into your sewing patterns. 1️⃣Draw lines down from the top to the bottom where you’d like to add design ease in 2️⃣Cut up each line where you’re going to add the ease in & measure how much you’d like to add 3️⃣Line up your pattern piece along the new line making sure it’s parallel to the rest of the pattern BONUS TIP Once you’ve added in design ease, you can also remove the front bust dart as you will have enough room for the bust (this depends on the style you’d like).