Monthly Archives: June 2016

Add beautiful detail with elegant hand smocking

So, you’ve created a beautiful garment or item on your sewing machine, but you’d like to give it a few extra touches to make it even more special – maybe a touch of smocking is just what it needs! Here’s a quick guide to this delicate and elegant art from Empisal, the sewing machine specialists. […]

A guide to pattern grading

Pattern grading is essentially all about how to take a single size pattern and make it bigger or smaller in order to fit a different sized figure. This is especially important in vintage clothing patterns where the pattern was made in very limited sizes and your own size may not be available at all. While […]