• Wardrobe Basics: Sewing Shirt No. 1
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    Wardrobe Basics: Sewing Shirt No. 1

    When it comes to creating a handmade wardrobe, this super-simple shirt will be your go-to pattern, featuring a casual fit and a contrast bias facing that comes together quickly. Known for her pattern line “100 Acts of Sewing,” Sonya Philip demonstrates how to make her famous Shirt No. 1 pattern, plus three new variations: a contrasting yoke, a kicky bias-cut bottom, and a sweet button-front version. This pattern is designed to be simple enough for an absolute beginner but with enough customisations to keep an advanced sewist engaged. Shirt No.1 is an addictive wardrobe staple, with PDF patterns provided for all variations.

  • Sewing for Little Ones
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    Sewing for Little Ones

    Blogger and sewist Rae Hoekstra (a.k.a. Made By Rae) introduces you to sewing for babies and toddlers in this three-part foundation course. Rae will teach you how to set up your sewing space, read and work with patterns, and sew a pair of little pants and a sweet little dress (patterns for sizes 0 and 3 are included with the class). You will also learn how to trace favourite t-shirts and leggings, creating brand new garments based on your old ones. Creating children's clothing is a great way to learn the basics of garment construction, and this primer is the perfect place to start.