Sewing links I love

I am a collector - of fabric, of patterns and of useful internet links. The latter of the three I can share with you here. So here are the various sewing links and tutorials which I have found really useful. These are not my tutorials, but links to other fabulous and generous bloggers who have shared their knowledge online.
Last updated: Jan 2012


Making a custom bodice block

Applying interfacing

Applying interfacing 2

Lining a sleeveless bodice


Make your own skirt block

Drafting a pencil skirt

Adding a back vent

Hemming a circle skirt part one and part two

Horsehair braid hem


Making perfect pants

Most common pants alterations


Tailoring a coat: making a back stay



How (and why) to do a vintage-style lapped side zip

Threads: Sewing in a zipper

Threads: A handpicked zipper is worth the effort

Sewaholic's handpicked zipper

Working with vintage patterns and machines

The vintage pattern primer

Maudella pattern range

Restoring vintage sewing machines

Other design tools

Free fashion croquis

Japanese crafting help

Quilting techniques

5 steps for more accurate piecing