Sewing Tips


  • Elastic Inserts Waist of pants too small?
    Here’s how to give increased girth and flexibility at the same time to the waist of pants (or to a fitted skirt)
  • Flat Fly Front (Sandra Betzina) A very simple way of putting in a fly front on pants.
  • Wide Brim Summer Sun Hat I came across a set of instructions for drafting a pattern for a wide-brim sun hat. I gave them a try. The hat turned out surprisingly well. So I’ve provided the original instructions along with the modifications I made.
  • Japanese Monpei – very simple pants instructions based on the Japanese peasant garment.