Video Tutorial: Sew A Button

December 17, 2010

For today‚Äôs crafty tutorial, we have Jake O’Donnell showing us the proper way to sew a button onto a garment.

Jake is a Portland artist, designer, and musician. We used to play together in the Jolenes, and in addition to being a percussion whiz, he made our band so many amazing matching outfits! Be sure check out Jake’s current band, The Satin Chaps.


Video Tutorial: Darning

December 16, 2010

For today’s crafty tutorial, we have Theresa Rohrer showing us how to darn socks and sweaters. Theresa is a Portland artist and graphic designer who also has a love affair with vintage Jell-O recipes. You can follow her adventures on her blog, Roaring Design.

Sewing Tutorial Round-Up

September 8, 2008

I’ve been way into watching sewing tutorials on YouTube lately. It’s fun to learn new things, and also to learn tricks and tips on various things I already know how to do. Here are some of my favorite tutorials:

Seams: Learn how to make the following: Plain Seam, Basting Stitch, Slot Seam, Flat-Felled Seam, French Seam, Plain Seam with Clean Edge Finish, Welt Seam, Open Welt Seam.

Elastic: Learn a simple & smart method of sewing in an elastic waistband.

Fold Over Elastic (FOE): Learn how to sew fold over elastic.

No Swearing Bias Tape Method: Learn a fool-proof method for sewing bias tape onto fabric.