Coverstitch Machines and Sergers

Some of my newbie readers have asked what the difference is between a serger and a coverstitch machine: Here is a brief explanation 🙂 A coverstitch is the twin or triple needle stitching you see on the hems of most ready-to-wear knit garments. The top looks like parallel rows of straight stitching and the underside […]

My Personal Picks

I get asked several times a week for book recommendations so I have put together what I think are great books to own. I have all of these books in my library so I can personally say they are all really great. They are listed according to function and I also noted Beginner-Advanced. These are […]


Hey guys, I am sure you have noticed there has not been many sewn pieces up on here lately, well if you have been following me for a while then you will remember a friend of mine offered to finance my first collection. After many back and fourths, contracts, paperwork, discussions I have now started […]

Pattern Review: M5525

click images to enlarge McCalls 5525 View CPattern Description: Semi-fitted, lined, double-breasted jacket and coat have collar, lengths and sleeve variations, shoulder pads, princess seams and side front pockets; jackets A, C, coats B, D, E have belt carriers; jacket C, coat E have epaulets with button closure; coat E has pocket flaps with button […]