How To

Build your practical skills while having fun with our assorted projects. Master tricky fabrics, learn more about new techniques and find out how to make things fit you better as you develop your stitchy repertoire.

Shape Up Your Sleeves

Shape Up Your Sleeves

Give extra shape to frocks and tops with this handy...

Improve Your Rolled Hems

Improve Your Rolled Hems

Guarantee flowing hemlines that hang like a dream

Perfect Your Piping

Perfect Your Piping

Add a luxury touch to collars, sleeves and hemlines

Know Your Overlocking

Know Your Overlocking

Get to grips with the best overlocking finishes for everyday...

Master French Seams

Master French Seams

Get to grips with a clever seam favourite for a...

Fix a Frayed Pocket

Fix a Frayed Pocket

A quick fashion fix with Amanda Bowden's classic miracle mend

Create Perfect Darts

Create Perfect Darts

Doyenne of DIY dressmaking, Sarah Greeff, on the perfect dart

Shape Up Your Waistbands

Shape Up Your Waistbands

Sewing guru Sarah Greeff on perfect waist shapers

Stitch with Rouleau Loops

Stitch with Rouleau Loops

Tilly Walnes reveals a quick and pretty neck fastening

Make a Bias Ruffle

Make a Bias Ruffle

Upcycle legend Suzannah Stanley on how to add a cute...

Anatomy of a sewing machine

Anatomy of a sewing machine

Understand the different parts of your machine with this guide