Beginner’s Guide to Embroidery: 6 easy stitches to try

The best is yet to come

Join the slow stitching revolution with our free essential embroidery skills workshop. Embroidered details are hot stuff on the high street and an easy way to refashion plain garments in your wardrobe.

Fast fat quarter: how to make a sunglasses case

How to make a sunglasses case

Keep your sunnies protected from scratches while you’re out and about this summer! Jennie Jones is here to show you how to sew a lined case with this free tutorial…

How to insert an invisible zip

True to their name, invisible zips are barely visible from the right side of the garment and so are ideal for giving dresses and skirts a neat finish. Follow these steps and we’ll show you how to insert a visible zip into your next project.

Workshop: How to sew with elastic

How to sew with elastic

Elastic is one of the most useful items in the haberdashery. We talk you through how to sew with elastic and add it to the clothes you make. Read on to find out how to use it to create clever effects and comfortable garments.

How to sew coral stitch

How to sew coral stitch web

Master coral stitch in time for Christmas with this quick-sew embroidery hoop DIY by Mollie Johanson.

How to sew a patch pocket

Ramp up the cute factor on dresses, tops and trousers with our step-by-step guide to adding a patch pocket.

How to use a sewing pattern: beginners’ guide

How to use sewing patterns

So you’re new to dressmaking and you’ve treated yourself to your first ever sewing pattern! Now what do you do with it? From cutting and joining the pieces, to understanding the markings and knowing how much fabric to buy, our essential guide is here to help.

Dressmaking basics: How to adjust a sewing pattern to fit

How to measure yourself

Welcome to week 2 in our Sewing School series of essential dressmaking guides for beginners. This week, find out how to adjust a pattern to fit your measurements perfectly.

How to measure yourself

How to take your body measurements accurately

Are you new to dressmaking or wondering where to start? We’re here to help! Our new Sewing School series is a set of free virtual workshops to answer all your questions about how to get begin making your own clothes. 

How to sew Chain Stitch and Split Stitch

How to sew chain split stitch

Our series of basic guides to embroidery stitches continues with this look at two nifty little stitches that you can have a lot of fun with…