Sewing Tips | Gathering Fabric

Let’s talk about gathering! Gathering is when we pull fabric along a line of stitching to create a ruffled edge that can be attached to a smaller piece of fabric. Gathering is a very common technique in garment sewing and is used in some of our patterns, including Marcel, Fringe, and Wren. In this sewing

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Sewing Tips | Setting Snaps

We are back today with another sewing tip that we hope you find helpful! Adding snaps is an optional closure for many garments, and we recommend it when sewing the Sun Tote. The type of snaps we are talking about today are metal setting snaps. Most metal setting snap kits include instructions, but we thought

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Sun Tote Sew Along | Attach the Straps & Hem the Top

We’re so close to finishing our Sun Tote! We’ll wrap up the sew along by attaching the straps, hemming the top and adding an optional pocket snap. ATTACH THE STRAPS  Pin the straps to the right side of the tote between the two notches, making sure not to twist the straps. If you are adding

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Sun Tote Sew Along | Sew the Flat Felled Seams & French Seams

Now that we’ve sewn our pockets, we’re ready to sew up the bottom and sides of the tote, my favorite part of making the Sun Tote! In this post, we’ll demonstrate how to sew the Sun Tote with flat felled seams and the corners with a french seam for a clean finish. If this is

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Sun Tote Sew Along | Sew the Straps & Pockets

We are ready to get started sewing! In this post, we’ll demonstrate how to mark the pocket placements, sew the straps, and attach the patch pockets. These steps apply to all Sun Tote sizes. SEAM ALLOWANCES & PATTERN MARKINGS Select a sewing needle that matches your fabric weight. A Seam Jumper can be helpful when

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Sun Tote Sew Along | Getting Started

Welcome to the Sun Tote Sew Along! Over the next four posts, we will be showing you how to sew this unlined bag with flat-felled seams. We will be sewing the size medium but the construction is the same for all sizes. You’ll learn to sew flat felled seams, french seams, and patched pockets. We

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Thank You Sun Tote Testers!

We always come out of testing inspired by our pattern testers and this time was no different! Check out all the creativity and fun fabric combinations they shared! Versions shared on social media and RTW inspiration are saved on our Sun Tote Pinterest Board. We will continue adding to this board as new posts come

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