National Sewing Circle is here to teach you everything you need to know about how to sew clothes! From hemming pants, to sewing zippers, to creating t-shirt…
Flat Sleeve Insertion Technique
Learn how to use the flat sleeve insertion technique when inserting a sleeve cap into the armscye of a set-in sleeve. This technique also combines several steps in making a garment, to streamline the process. Nicki LaFoille shows you how.
5 Ways to Upcycle T-Shirts
T-shirts are one of those things that you just seem to accumulate more and more of over the years. But you don’t have to get rid of them! Why not try to upcycle them instead into something new? After all, old t-shirts are basically free fabric, right? Check out our 5 ideas to transform and upcycle t-shirts below.
Infant Dress Pattern
Stitch a cute summer dress for a child, using the pattern with sizes ranging from infant dress pattern up to size 8. Use trim in rainbow colors to create a unique bodice with fluttery ruffled clouds. Brenda K.B. Anderson shows you how! Watch now!
Readywear Alterations: How to Take in Pant Legs
Learning to make your own clothing alterations is a great skill that can save you tons of time and money. Taking in pant legs is one of the simplest, most common alterations to make and can be done in just a few minutes! Download now to follow along as Nicki LaFoille demonstrates how easy it is to take in your pant legs and achieve a perfect, flattering fit.
Making Lined Patch Pocket Patterns
Beth Bradley helps you finish your garment with a lined patch pocket that is as detailed as the rest of the garment. This is not just a one layer pocket that can easily rip. You will learn how to add lining, make the right measurements and match the pattern you have created or that was already made.
Collars, Cuffs, and Pockets: Mastering the Shirt Essentials
Men’s dress shirts can be great projects for sewers looking to get into garment construction. They have less fitting and shaping requirements than other garments and also tend to have fewer pieces. However, there are several components that need to be mastered in order to give it a real professional finish.
Tips and Tricks for Sewing Perfect Garments
Whether you prefer the stylish femininity of a skirt or the sleek, modern look of pants, sewing garments for your bottom half doesn’t have to be a nerve-wracking experience. For amateur sewing enthusiasts, getting the right fit on skirts and pants may seem like too much of a challenge.
Quick and Easy T-Shirt Pattern
There’s nothing more timeless than a classic tee. Set up your serger and join Katrina Walker as she demonstrates how to create a super simple t-shirt in just a few easy steps! Check out the pattern here!
Blind Hem Stitch
When it comes to garment alterations, hemming a pair of pants is one of the most common alterations that someone who knows how to sew gets asked to do. While many projects, garments included, can be finished with a simple double-fold hem, the two most commonly hemmed pairs of pants require different finishes. Ashley Hough shows you how to hem both jeans and dress pants.
Insta-Dress and Scrunchy
While taking body measurements, making a muslin and creating a complicated dress with many pieces is the type of sewing project we want to do sometimes- other times we want something quick and easy. ZJ Humbach shows you how to sew a simple dress using a fabric that does most of the work for you in this insta-dress tutorial.
Shirt Upcycling: Combine Two Shirts for Added Length
If you have a shirt that does not quite fit the way you want, rather than getting rid of it, consider upcycling it! Nicki LaFoille shows you how to combine two different shirts into one that fits perfectly.
Shoulder Seam Alteration
A simple shoulder seam alteration to a shirt can add extra room in the armscye and neckline and even add length to the shirt. Learn how to make this alteration as Nicki LaFoille walks you through it step-by-step.
How to Sew a Hooded Cape
A hooded cape can be a fun addition to any wardrobe and can be quick and easy to make in either child or adult size by drafting your own pattern. Nicki LaFoille shows you how to sew a hooded cape step-by-step.