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DIY gathered skirt

Observant types amongst you may have noticed that here at By Hand Studios, we love making skirts. A quick project with infinite possibilities, minimal drafting required (omitting wiggle skirts of … Continue reading

October 8, 2012 · 4 Comments

The perfect waistband

Full skirts and their infinite variations can be the quickest and most satisfying sewing project, whip-uppable in under an hour. That is, once you’ve mastered the basics that make up … Continue reading

October 4, 2012

3 ways to gather

Gathering, or ruching, is a technique used to bunch together a length of fabric to create a ruffled effect. Gathering is most commonly associated with gathered skirts (aka Dirndl skirts) … Continue reading

September 27, 2012

Circle skirt maths – explained!

∏ = 3.141592653589793238462… How many times in Maths class did/do you ever wonder when in the hell you’d actually need to know equations like this in real life? Well, to … Continue reading

September 6, 2012 · 18 Comments

DIY flannel skirt

With Autumn just around the corner, my thoughts have been turning to the cosy end of the style spectrum. In a bid to expand on my usual Winter uniform of … Continue reading

August 29, 2012 · 6 Comments

Nerdy sewing tips – finishing your seams

As every good seamstress knows, it’s not only what’s on the outside that counts – the inside of your garment should be just as neatly finished as the outside. Paying … Continue reading

August 28, 2012 · 6 Comments

Nerdy sewing tips – rolled hem tutorial

With just a little practice, a rolled hem can give the neatest and most professional of finishes in the shortest time. Especially useful for hemming circle skirts, and especially convenient … Continue reading

August 15, 2012 · 8 Comments

SIY Shopping tote

Knowing that youz lot have probably been hanging off the edge of your seats wondering what we went on to make with that awesome FluoAztec fabric, we’ve put together a … Continue reading

July 23, 2012 · 2 Comments

DIY doily t-shirt

Ever wondered what to do with all those vintage crochet doilies you seem to keep acquiring from charity shops? This lightning quick lace insertion DIY will show you how to … Continue reading

June 22, 2012 · 13 Comments

Inserting an invisible zipper: the definitive tutorial

I’ll be the first to admit that invisible zippers have been the bane of my life for a long while now. Having taught myself to sew, I was never showed … Continue reading

June 21, 2012

DIY pillowcase skirt… & introducing Victoria!

Here at By Hand HQ we like to keep things cosy. No skyscraper offices and small talk by the coffee machine here, oh no. One studio, a couple of sewing … Continue reading

June 21, 2012 · 2 Comments

DIY tiered lace shift top

I hardly ever find tops I like in the shops. In fact, I hardly ever find anything I like in the shops. Correction: I hardly ever find anything I want … Continue reading

June 15, 2012 · 1 Comment
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