Last minute gift ideas
When you want to surprise someone with something unique, nothing beats handmade gifts. Here are some of our most popular sewing patterns to make great gifts for your loved ones.   Sewing patterns for eco-friendly gifts The Pluton/Neptune/Mercure knot bag patterns...
How to sew a zipper fly
This post is a visual help to complement the sewing instructions for our PDF sewing pattern for boys and men's Pants and Shorts #2107. We use bright fabrics with contrast thread to help you better visualize each step. In order to...
GALAXIE 5 / VEGA Backpack / Video Tutorial
Learn how to make a 3-in-1 bag in this detailed video tutorial that covers all steps, from A to Z. We show you the pattern pieces used, how to sew each section, zippers, handles and straps. In this sewing tutorial,...
3244 Footed Pyjama / Video Tutorial
Jeanne shows you how to sew a footed pyjama, using onesie pattern Jalie 3244 for kids, teens and adults. Learn how to cut your pieces, sew the pocket, assemble the garment sew the zipper at center front, attach a collar, cuffs...
LAURENT hoodie / Video Tutorial
The Laurent is the ultimate gender neutral sweatshirt/hoodie/t-shirt pattern! In this step-by-step tutorial, Jeanne shows you how to make the hoodie version. Learn how to sew a lined hood and a kangaroo pocket, and how to attach sleeves, cuffs and...
Summer Pyjamas
Learn how to shorten the Jeanne PJ for the summer. Also, we show you a technique to sew knit bands and reduce bulk at the seams with one straight stitch!
How to measure fabric stretch
Whenever you see a minimum stretch requirement on one of our sewing patterns, it is very important that you measure your fabric stretch both in the length and in the width.  Fabric stretch is not written on the fabric content label...
Jalie 101 : Sewing Instructions
What would a pattern be without instructions? One big puzzle!Since the very beginning, Jalie pattern have always included illustrated instructions with French and English text, along with black and white illustrations. Jeanne always sketches the instructions first and then they...
Vanessa Jogger Shorts // Pattern Hack
Learn how to turn the Vanessa fluid pants into trendy jogger shorts.
Which T-Shirt are you?
You will find many t-shirt options in our catalog. You have never sewn one and wonder which one would be the best option for you? This post will help you pick the right pattern and also compare our top 5...
How to sew a knit binding
In some patterns, you will see a binding technique that might be different from what you have seen before. Don't be intimidated! If you go slowly and understand the purpose of each step it will be very easy and you...
A Patch Pocket for your Nico (free template)
Adding a pocket is not complicated, but there are some tricks to doing it right. In this post, you will learn how to make a symmetrical pocket with sharp corners that will be nice and straight..  Keep reading and don't...
Color-Blocked CLARA Leggings
As soon as we posted the first photos of our COCO sports bra, people started asking what that new leggings pattern was. The jade/blush/black color combo was achieved with a rather simple hack of our popular CLARA leggings pattern. In this post,...
Clara without gusset
How to Make CLARA Leggings without a Gusset When we made the outfit for the Nikita cover photo, we decided to go with a gusset-less version of the CLARA leggings. This tutorial will show you how to make this already simple...
Drop Pocket Cardigan // Step-by-Step Tutorial
Since its launch, our drop pocket cardigan (3248) is a favorite because of its generous pockets and clever construction that hides most of the seam allowances. A knit cardigan with a professional finish that you can sew with a regular sewing...
NIKITA // Workout Top Sewing Tutorial
Today we show you how to sew our beloved NIKITA (3902) workout top. We will go over the shorter (tank) view: The NIKITA tank is great because it doesn't cling to your body and has funky seaming, an optional opening in the back...
COCO Sports Bra (X-Back Style) // Step-by-step Tutorial
The COCO sports bra pattern stole the show when we launched our collection. We wrote this tutorial to walk you through the construction steps of this quite unique pattern. You will be able to see what makes the COCO so...
Racerback COCO Sports Bra // Step-by-step Tutorial
Earlier this summer, we showed you how to make the COCO sports bra with a crossover back. Today, we are showing you how to sew the racerback view.  The COCO pattern is available on our website, in printed (paper) format, but...
FREDERIC HOODIE // TIPS AND TRICKS PART 1/2
The Frédéric Hoodie is a great pattern that looks great in kids and adult sizes. Some people do inquire about the level of difficulty because of the seaming, zippered pockets and lined hood. With this tutorial, we want to give you the...
FREDERIC HOODIE // TIPS AND TRICKS - PART 2/2
Welcome to this second part of the FREDERIC HOODIE tutorial. If you missed the first part where we explain how to sew the zippered kangaroo pockets and line up construction seams, click here.Today we will show you how to: SEW A LINED HOODIE...
BOBBIE V-NECK TOP // Color block and construction
Today, we will have fun with the  BOBBIE pattern! This minimalist top is the perfect blank canvas to create amazing color blocking for a unique garment or to use small fabric remnants in your stash. We call the BOBBIE pattern the "magic v"...