TAL Sewing Journal


These are a Few of my Favourite Seams: Serging, French Seams and Bias Binding

These are a Few of my Favourite Seams: Serging, French Seams and Bias Binding

  Seams! You may be asking yourself, what’s the big deal? After all, they are on the inside of your clothes and nobody will (usually) see them. But they have a really important role – they hold your clothes together! And for something so vital, I like to make sure my seams are on point (even if I am the only one that usually sees them). Finishing your seams not...

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Meet a Maker: Melissa Lowry

Meet a Maker: Melissa Lowry

Melissa inspires us with her style and gorgeous makes. She is also a generous member in the TAL Community, always helping others out with guidance. We asked her to tell us more about her style and sewing. How did you first get into sewing? I taught myself how to sew just after my twins were born. I had designed and illustrated a series of animal characters that I wanted to...

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How to Make Your Own Bias Binding Tape

How to Make Your Own Bias Binding Tape

Recently I started getting into using bias binding on my seams. This is a great way to add some creativity to the inside of your garments (and feels very luxurious to have neat and tidy bound seams!) Bias binding can be done with pre-purchased binding (available at most fabric or craft stores). Or, for an extra-personal touch, you can make your own! The easiest way to do this is to...

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All About Our Iconic Cuff Top Sewing Pattern

All About Our Iconic Cuff Top Sewing Pattern

With over 5000 patterns sold, raving reviews, and with makers sewing top after top, the Cuff Top is without question our most loved pattern. We asked Anki, TAL designer and founder, about the pattern. What is the story/inspiration behind the cuff top? I wanted to create a very easy sewn top with a twist. To be able to easily toss something together to match your outfit for the same-day-party, or to...

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