Secrets of a Jacket Interior

Secrets-of-a-Jacket-InteriorThe inside of your jacket speaks volumes about your sewing skills as well as your taste. Here is a rare opportunity to learn Ron’s finishing techniques which enable his garments to be worn with pride when the inside looks as …



Fixes for Too Tight Blouses

Fixes-For-Too-Tight_BlousesYou know the culprit, are those cookies! The result is blouses and jackets that are too tight! You probably spent a lot of time making it, or a lot of money buying it, but now it doesn’t close in front! …



Easy Pillow Shams + Men’s Patterns

Easy-Designer-Pillows+Mens-PatternsButton loops can be functional or decorative, but if you are making more than one, you better learn this technique from Sandra & Ron which will guarantee that all of them are the exact same size, even on a tricky …



Button Loops

Button-LoopsButton loops can be functional or decorative, but if you are making more than one, you better learn this technique from Sandra & Ron which will guarantee that all of them are the exact same size, even on a tricky …



Sewing Tips 63: Pleats

pleated-pants150x150Pleats which are released inches from the seamline, such as those used on the front of pants, begin to work their way loose at the stitching at the end of the pleat when put under stress (a big dinner, perhaps). …



Double Welt Pocket with Zipper

Double-Welt-Pocket-with-ZipperStores are full of garments using zippers as details! Watch this show as S & R show you a clever zipper application, which involves not only a pocket but a beautiful interior to your garment.

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Sewing Tip 61: Pressing

ironing150x150Before pressing on the right side of garment, try a sample piece of fabric. If pressing directly on the right side of a garment causes a shine or flattening effect, cover garment with presscloth and use steam for a good …



Sewing Tip 60: Bedsheet Tableclothes

bedsheets150x150Sheets now come in such a variety of patterns that it is likely you can find one that will make a good tablecloth. King-size sheets are usually large enough to make a cloth without piecing. Unfortunately, if the fabric combination …



Unstructured Jackets

Unstructured-JacketsOften the third piece in an outfit is the one that pulls it all together! See a wardrobe of unstructured jackets that cover the arms and give your outfit some pizzazz! If you are one of many who hate to …



Copying Ready to Wear

Copying-Ready-to-WearIf you are stumped about where to find new ideas, watch how Sandra & Ron recreate styling details from ready to wear garments and pictures in magazines. Just seeing this show will give you a barrage of ideas for your …



Working with Sweater Knits

Working-with-Sweater-KnitsIf you are lucky enough to find a sweater knit you love, you want to make a wise choice when choosing a pattern. While the obvious choice would be a sweater, you need not be limited to using the fabric …



Unusual Techniques for Border Prints

Unusual-Techniques-For-Border-PatternsUnless you want to make a skirt with a gathered waist, most sewers steer away from border print fabric because they don’t know what to do with it! Sandra & Ron show you how you can use border print fabrics …



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