10th August 2018

Bias binding

I use quite a lot of bias binding in my projects as it’s a simple solution to finishing off raw edges, and gives a professional finish to my work.

1st October 2018

Making a square bag base

Sometimes known as a box base, this technique creates a neat, professional-looking bag base.

7th December 2018


A strip of piping around a bag or across a pocket gives a professional finishing touch to your work and is simple to make yourself.

14th January 2019

French seams

This seam conceals raw edges of fabric in unlined projects, and is often used with fine fabrics and organza.

1st May 2019

Hand sewing for beginners

No matter how much you enjoy sewing with your machine, there will always be a time when hand-sewing is needed.

1st August 2019

Blind hemming

A blind hem is the perfect way to turn up trousers, dresses or curtains