You know…I can’t believe I’ve been blogging for over 2 and a half years now! It kind of feels like I’ve always done it because I feel comfortable if you know what I mean? I guess that’s a good sign though 🙂
Anyway, I was looking over all of my blog posts and looking at the various how-tos and tutorials that I’ve written. They always seem pretty popular with you lovely lot and I thought how cool it would be to compile a top 10. A bit like Top of The Pops (oh boy that ages me!! Haha!). So without further ado lets’ get cracking as I count down to number one…And as you read you have to imagine that I’m reading this out loud in my best radio DJ voice lol!
A countdown Of My Top 10 How-Tos And Sewing Tutorials
Ok, pop fans…coming in at number 10 is how to make your own thread storage board. One of my earlier posts. You can make it as big or small as you like and it’s not too costly either.
A non-mover (lol) at number 9 is a post that deals with how to make tucks and box pleats. Just a bit of maths and some careful marking out is needed for these methods
Next, and up four places is… how to make your own folding cutting table with built-in storage. Again, great if you’re handy at DIY (or know someone that is) and can be done quite cheaply too.
Down three (hehe) at number 7 is how to use your overlocker/serger to create a rolled hem. Great for lightweight fabrics to get a pretty hem and you can also create a lettuce effect too.
Next up at number 6 is how to alter a skirt waist in 10 steps. Handy if you need to alter an RTW skirt as well
At the halfway point number 5 is how you can create your own wrap skirt with a drape detail from scratch and without a commercial pattern.
Coming in at number 4 is how to make a kaftan using a sarong. Great for those of you in the Southern hemisphere just heading into Summer.
At number 3 is a trio of pockets. A low-bulk pocket for jeans, A low-bulk pocket for a dress and how to add in-panel pockets to a dress that have princess seams.
At number 2 is one of my very popular tutorials about adapting sleeves and shoulders for those of you like me with square or forward rolling shoulders.
And finally…coming in at the top spot at number 1 is my most popular tutorial. It’s how to sew in a concealed zip using a standard zipper foot.
Have you put any of these tutorials into practice? I’d love you to tell me in comments how you got on. And if you haven’t, are there any you want to try?
As always thank you so much for dropping by my little corner of the internet and I’ll catch you in a week with a special collaboration that you’ll love. Bye!
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Thank you for this collection Diane; I enjoy your detailed writing and your point of view. Too, you always succeed in leaving me smiling; it’s a good thing. Thanks.
Ahhh., and thank you for reading! I love that I’ve made you smile too 🙂
Je vous suis depuis quelques mois et je trouve votre blog très intéressant. En ce moment je suis en train de rénover mon atelier de couture et je pense que je vais faire une table de travail comme vous avec un rabat pour gagner de la place. Continuez à nous faire rêver.
Bonjour Mariolaine, my French is not very good so I used Goggle Translate…Merci beaucoup for your lovely comment. I’m so pleased that you like my folding table and I hope you can make your own and enjoy it as I enjoy mine. xxx
Lovely post – lots of great tips here. I’m sure I’ll refer to this one again! Thanks for the handy list!
I have referenced your various posts many times to see how Diane did that so thanks for putting these together. Loved the TOP countdown – I think yours is more useful!
Glad you enjoyed my post. Thanks as always for your support Chris 🙂 and I always love reading your comments.
Brilliant!! I totally had Whole Lotta Love by Led Zep in my head as I read this!!
Haha! Brilliant Lynne! And whose voice did you envisage? Simon Bates? Mike Read?..umm…Steve Wright? So many to choose from 🙂
Diane thank you for this collective review post. I really appreciate your detailed process posts. You produce such unique and high quality work, it is inspirational. Thanks
And thank you, Pat. I always appreciate your lovely comments. Thanks for reading! xx