Tutorial: How to sew a bra strap with 3 easy design variations

How to make bra straps | Tutorial

One of the best things about sewing your own lingerie is the ability to make it entirely custom-fit – no more worries about bra straps digging in or sliding off your shoulders! Comfortable bra straps use firm strap elastic, rings, and adjusters. The adjusters are a practical component, allowing you to adjust the length of the […]

Chelsea bra sewing pattern released

Chelsea Bra Sewing Pattern

Introducing the Chelsea Bra Sewing Pattern The newest sewing pattern from Elise Patterns. Available printed or as an instant pdf download. The Chelsea bra sewing pattern is a beautiful underwired sewing pattern for ladies with a bust size between 30C to 40E. Perfect for people who fancy something a bit more contemporary whilst still supportive.   The […]

How to Sew the Long Kyoto kimono | Sleeves and Neckline

Kyoto Kimono Sewing Pattern

How to sew the long Kyoto kimono Before we put the kimono together, we have to stitch the sleeves together and prepare the neckline. 1. Stay-stitch your neckline and collar What is stay-stitching? Very simply, it’s a line of stitching that is sewn within the seam allowance to prevent the edge of your fabric distorting […]

Making the Short Kyoto kimono – A little Guide…

Kyoto Kimono Sewing Pattern

So you’ve got your pattern and it’s all printed and cut out in the right size. Ready to start making the short Kyoto kimono? So before you start, it’s best to pre-wash your fabric the way you intend to wash your finished kimono jacket. This is probably the most important bit out of the whole process. Nothing’s […]