Peek-a-Boo Sewing Tips and Tricks
Learn to sew with Peek-a-Boo Pattern Shop! We have tutorials to teach you about different aspects of sewing including stitching, embroidery, sewing machines…
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Boys are messy! Turns out the whole mess-making business starts at birth so I whipped this tinkle tent pattern up after we had 2 incidents in one day. Now today, I’m going to save you a lot of diaper-changing grief and share my tinkle tent pattern with you.
This article is a review of our sewing patterns over at Peek-a-Boo Pattern Shop. We’ll help you get just the right sewing pattern for whatever person and style you’re searching for. Also, don’t miss out on our other swimsuit fabric articles, including: How to Sew Swimsuit Fabric How to Sew Swimsuit Elastic How to Sew a Swimsuit for Women With that, let’s get started on the Ultimate Shopping Guide for Swimsuit Patterns
Today we’ll be going over swimsuit pattern altering. We’ll teach you how to alter a swimsuit pattern to get the perfect fit. Sewing swimsuits is so much fun and I’m excited to have you sewing along with me. As always, visit our Peek-a-Boo Pattern Shop Swimsuit Section for all your swimsuit patterns and visit KnitFabric.com for all your swim fabric needs.
Having the right sewing machines and tools can really take your projects up a notch and give you a more professional result. There’s lots of good posts here but make sure to check out our comprehensive posts on Sewing Tools, Sewing Supplies, and Sewing Machines.
Hi, I am Whitney of SewWhit Designs, and I am honored to be posting on Peekaboo Pages today about sewing supplies. Peekaboo Pattern Shop was the very first PDF pattern company I ever tried, back in 2013. I’ve been sewing since my grandmother taught me at age seven. My bachelor’s degree is in Family and Consumer Sciences Education (FACS) with an emphasis in Clothing and Textiles.
We have some excellent sewing projects for the home – as you can see below. These make fun beginner sewing projects, many of which can be completed quickly and add a custom feel to your home. Also, be sure to check out our Sewing Projects for the Home Guide.
Let’s go over different pressing aids today. I know I have written a couple of posts fairly recently about the importance of pressing, but it really is one of the simplest ways to give your sewing projects a professional finish. Because of that, people throughout the years have invented pressing aids to make the process simpler and more precise.
Hello, Peek-a-Boo fans! It’s Kelly again, from Handmade Boy. Have you seen the cute piping details on the latest Peek-a-Boo Pattern release, the Beachcomber Shorts? Being the detail freak I am, I LOVE it! There was once a time that sewing piping intimidated me. But, I’ve learned some tricks over the years and sewing piping no longer freaks me out. And today, I’m going to share my tricks with you! Today, you will learn how to make piping and how to sew piping! Are you ready?
A long-time sewist is bound to have a handful of sewing marking tools or fabric marking tools in their arsenal of supplies. A beginner may be unclear about where to start and how to invest their money. However, this post will cover all of the different types of sewing marking tools, how to mark fabric, and samples of what they look like on fabric. Each different type of fabric marking technique includes the pros and cons along with a conclusion on its best uses.
Knit Fabric is our thing at Peek-a-Boo. Our sister shop KnitFabric.com offers the best apparel fabric, at better prices, and flat rate shipping….but, you need to do more than just buy the fabric, you also need to know how to sew with it. For that, we have our How to Sew Knit Fabric 101 Guide, our guide to Binding Knit Fabric, and the other tutorials you’ll find below.
Today we’re going to learn how to press gathers. Some things in sewing are worth taking the time to do the right way rather than the quickest way. One of those things is pressing. Proper pressing technique makes a huge difference in your final product. Today, we will look at the right way to press gathers. If you need help learning how to gather, then check out our Tutorial on How to Gather Knit Fabric.
KnitFabric.com has an excellent selection of Rib Knit Fabric that works well for sewing clothes. You may have heard it referred to by different names – rib, cuff rib, rib knit, or rib knit fabric. It confused me in the past but today we’ll go through what rib knit fabric is, some different variations of rib knit fabric, and how to sew with rib knit. Let’s get started!
Easter is just around the corner…You know your little girl needs this petal dress:) With a happy little flower and darling petal top. And of course some lovely little bows in back. This was actually for a baby shower gift. Ready to get started with the dress? I promise you can do it!
Hey there, Peekaboo Pages fans! I’ve been seeing this romper show up ALL over the Peekaboo Facebook group so I know you’re loving it…and now I know why! It’s such a quick sew and it’s SO CUTE. Since there have been a few requests for a romper snap placket tutorial, here you go 🙂
It’s skirt week – and today we have the lace pocket denim skirt tutorial. Are you as excited as Anne and I are??? It’s my turn to share today and I choose to do a fun up-cycle project with just a touch of lace in one pocket. It adds the perfect amount of girly 🙂 Not to mention up-cycling is so much faster than working from scratch and you get lots of fun details like zippers and rivets.
Inseam pockets are – as the name says – pockets in the seam of your garment and are very easy to add. A while ago, I made a tutorial on how to add pockets to pants or skirts. However, sometimes you don’t want your pockets to be visible, or that way of constructing doesn’t work well for the pattern because it is gathered or constructed in a different way. Then, the solution might be inseam pockets!
Today we’re going to lean how to upcycle a t shirt! It’s no secret that I’m a huge fan of repurposing or upcycling clothing – using ready-to-wear (RTW) clothes as “fabric” for new garments. Although there are many more options available to home sewers/seamstresses in terms of knits than there used to be (even compared to just a few years ago when I started sewing clothing for my kids), those choices can sometimes feel a bit limiting. Let's upcycle.
I love sewing with knit fabric panels! It’s a great way to get a store-bought yet completely custom look. Let’s learn how to sew with knit fabric panels. Panels come in lots of different sizes so make sure you read the dimensions carefully before purchasing. You can view all of the panels I carry here. Panels generally have a larger graphic designed to be the focal point of your project.