Silk embroidery is a small luxury you can afford. Try it with our beginner tutorial and see what you need to get started.Full article
At Sartor, we don’t just sell fabric, we sew with it too. After all, that’s how it all started; one of our co-founders couldn’t get the material she needed for a project, so she imported it herself. (See our story.) So, when it comes to making a pattern, sewing a corset, and all sorts of sewing tricks, she really knows her stuff. And she’s not alone – now there’s a whole gang of us. We don’t just patch together these tutorials; we make it a point of pride that all of them, especially those written for beginning sewers, go into every detail. And before posting, we always test them out on real, live beginners ;-) You’ll find some great tutorials here, but there are also quick sewing tips and our own notes. Enjoy.
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
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
How to make a circle skirt pattern for full, three-quarter, and half circle skirts and tips for fabrics and effects.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