TUTORIAL ARCHIVE

JANUARY


vegan tailor, puffed taffeta patch tutorial

PUFFED TAFFETA PATCH
add a bit of glam to your activewear!

FEBRUARY


vegan tailor, double welt pocket

DOUBLE WELT POCKET W/GROSGRAIN
a simple, fast, and gorgeous method – no measuring

MARCH


vegan tailor, pintucks in tissue knit

PINTUCKS IN TISSUE KNIT
sheer fabrics are an opportunity for stunning detail

APRIL


vegan tailor, clean finish for menswear shirt

A CLEAN FINISH MENSWEAR SHIRT
convert a button up shirt pattern for a high-end finish

MAY


vegan tailor, a perfect sash

A PERFECT SASH
back to basics: for a tie or belt

JUNE


vegan tailor, bias-cut bow tie

BIAS-CUT BOW TIE
the perfect accoutrement

JULY


vegan tailor, sewing a button

SEWING A BUTTON
back to basics

AUGUST


vegan tailor, my favorite methods

MY FAVORITE METHODS
30+ years’ experience

SEPTEMBER


vegan tailor, clean finish inseam pocket

CLEAN-FINISH POCKETS
the perfect accoutrement

SEPTEMBER


BAN-ROLL FINISHING
whisper-thin hems & mini-facings

OCTOBER


vegan tailor, stayed jeans pockets

STAYED JEAN POCKETS
won’t stretch & bag out

DECEMBER


vegan tailor, scrunchie tutorial

MAKING A SCRUNCHIE 
perfect for holiday gifts!


vegan tailor, ears and whiskers

EARS & WHISKERS
featured in Washington Coast Magazine

vegan tailor, freezer paper stencils

FREEZER PAPER STENCILS
a lo-fi way to get great results

vegan tailor, more about plaids

MORE ABOUT PLAIDS
designing your best shirt details


vegan tailor, timmel knit lessons

TIMMEL KNIT LESSONS
reposted with permission


vegan tailor, mock serge stitch

MOCK SERGE STITCH
a feature on most home machines


vegan tailor, weighted blanket

A WEIGHTED BLANKET
for therapeutic or comfort use


vegan tailor, sewing with knits

SEWING WITH KNITS
creative appliqués & adornments


vegan tailor, imke hoodie

IMKE HOODIE
working with a Farbenmix design


vegan tailor, painting with stabilizer

PAINTING WITH STABILIZER
for exacting results


vegan tailor, zip-fly tutorial

ZIP-FLY TUTORIAL
for the perfect pair of trousers


vegan tailor, button-fly tutorial

BUTTON-FLY TUTORIAL
classic – & easier than you think!


vegan tailor, steamed curved waistband tutorial

STEAMED CROSSGRAIN WAISTBAND
my favorite method to finish trousers


vegan tailor, t-shirt upcycle upgrayedd

T-SHIRT UPCYCLE UPGRAYEDD
up your game, t-shirt surgery


vegan tailor, plaid designing tutorial

PLAID POWER!
considerations when designing a plaid shirt


vegan tailor, bootstrap dress form

BOOTSTRAP DRESS FORM
make a perfect custom analogue for your studio!

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I am a tailor, writer, mother, partner, Buddhist, vegan, and unschooling parent. Our current household consists of my partner Ralph, our two children Phoenix (17) and Nels (15), one pointer-mix dog, and four kitties. You can connect with me through my blog, on Facebook, through Instagram, through my Flickrstream, or via email.