It’s no wonder silk has always been the choice of royalty. Sleeping on natural silk can smooth the complexion and put an end to bedhead. But there’s no reason to trot down to your local luxury boutique to pick up a fancy cosmetic pillow when it’s so easy to make your own using the gorgeous silk of your choice and at a fraction of the cost. Here’s a step-by-step guide.Full article
We take sewing seriously. As a rule, of course, we sew with our own fabrics – not only are they irresistible, sewing with them gives us an opportunity to put them to the test. Over the years we have picked up a few tricks and can offer some tips on sewing techniques and pattern making. What’s more, we draw upon a fantastic network of professionals for whom sewing is their daily bread. Our “tips and tutorials” posts reveal secret tips and tricks for home sewers and lay out detailed tutorials for beginners as well as more advanced sewers. We want to write about the topics that interest you most, so drop us a line to tell us what you want to read up on and we’ll do our best to come through!
Restart your interior with new curtains. Our step-by-step tutorial shows 4 easy styles anyone can sew, whether you’ve just moved in or have a serious case of cabin fever and absolutely need to make a change. This tutorial shows you how to make simple curtain panels for the 4 most popular hanging options – ring clips, rod pocket, curtain hooks, and tabs. Treat your windows to a new look in linen or silk from our large selection. Let’s get sewing.Full article
The circle skirt is a classic that will make a great addition to any summer wardrobe, and with this “sartorial” (eh-hem, Sartor + tutorial ;-) absolutely anyone can make one. Our detailed, two-part tutorial takes you through it step by step. In part one we outlined how to make your pattern and calculate fabric use. Now we’ll get down to the nitty gritty of cutting and sewing the skirt. After all the theory in part one, the hands-on work in part two will be a cake walk. Let’s get sewing!Full article
The circle skirt is a timeless classic that you can make in any length. Whether you want a casual summer skater or a full-length formal number, it always delivers. This “sartorial” will equip you with the information and know-how you need to make one yourself, even if you’re new to sewing. In part one, you’ll learn how to choose the cut and fabric that’s right for you, make a pattern and position it for cutting, and calculate how much fabric you need. In part two, I’ll walk you through how to make a circle skirt, step by step.Full article
We have put together step-by-step guide on how to sew a face mask. And not just any face mask. This is no pleated rectangle, but a stylish, tailored face protector, that you can wear proudly. If you’ve got a scrap of Sartor brocade lying around, all the better.Full article