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!
Vanessa Jogger Shorts // Pattern Hack
Learn how to turn the Vanessa fluid pants into trendy jogger shorts.
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...
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"...
MICHELLE // Full Bust Adjustment (FBA) (on a Dartless Tank)
The MICHELLE tank/dress pattern is a minimalist design without dart, drafted for B cup. If you are larger than a B cup and want a perfect fit, a full bust adjust and a dart will help the garment fit better. This post...
How to Make a Lined / Reversible CHARLIE jacket
Our CHARLIE bomber jacket pattern has been amongst the best-selling patterns since its release. People love the free step-by-step video tutorial but many asked us how to line the jacket.A lining hides pockets and seam allowances, can add a pop of colour to a...
Swimwear inspiration for kids
Choosing the patterns Jalie has a lot of swimwear patterns, but we took the Swimsuit Edition blog tour as an opportunity to "sew outside the box". We brainstormed on the types of suits and features we were looking for and chose patterns that...
Adding ruffles to the dolman top
Our 3352 dolman top is a favorite in my wardrobe since its launch. With the big ruffle trend we see lately, I thought it would be fun to take one to the next level and hop on the bandwagon. Adding this ruffle/bell...
Tie-Side Shorts by Dawn
Hi guys! It's Dawn, of Two On, Two Off, doin' a little guest blogging over at the Jalie blog. You knew it would happen eventually. I'm just waiting to get my Canadian citizenship so I can move into Jalie headquarters and be even...
Julia Bralette Hack
For the cover of our latest Clara leggings pattern, we wanted a cute sport bra to go with it. We hacked our Julia bralette pattern into a low impact bra with exposed elastic band and hook-and-eye closure in the back. We changed a...
How to Turn Straight-Leg Eleonore Jeans into Skinny Jeans
When we designed our now über popular Éleonore Pull-On Jeans, we went with a classic straight leg to make sure everyone's calves would be covered. We know that skinny jeans are a staple in many peoples' wardrobe and we knew many...
Show off Your Elastics!
Many garments are designed with an encased elastic because the technique is quick and easy. Also, it hides the plain elastic. Did you know that you can totally change the look of the garment by applying an exposed elastic instead?...
PIKA - Dress Hack and assembly tips
The Pika top has been around for two years and people have made it as a sports bra, flowy tank, blouson tank, all versions included in the pattern. One of the most popular hacks we have seen was a dress hack. It...