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...
Vanessa Jogger Shorts // Pattern Hack
Learn how to turn the Vanessa fluid pants into trendy jogger shorts.
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,...
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...
ROSE Shirt // Shirt Collar Tutorial
There are different ways to attach a collar to a shirt. After working on a few shirt, using sewing patterns from various designers, most people pick their favorite method and stick with it. On the ROSE pattern, we use a...
JULIA Underwear Tutorial // How to finish with Foldover Elastic
What is more satisfying than using sewing our fabrics down to the remnant, not wasting anything? One of our favorite stash-busting patterns is the JULIA panties pattern. The JULIA sewing pattern includes a bralette, cami, and panties (with a low or high...
ELIANE Scrub Top // Tips, Tricks
During this crisis where healthcare workers are holding the fort and working hard to keep everyone safe, we thought of highlighting a pattern designed especially for them: the Eliane scrub top pattern.** For the francophiles out there: How to pronounce Éliane (the nurse...
MICHELLE // Strap Adjustment
A tutorial showing you how to shorten the straps of the Michelle tank and dress pattern.
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...
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?...
ADD FRONT POCKETS TO YOUR ELEONORE JEANS
YOU WILL NEED: Your Éléonore Pull-On Jeans Pattern cut in your main fabric (stretch woven)(do not trace/cut original front yoke (piece B)) The 4-page Pocket Add-On (pocket facing and pocket lining) Lining fabric(a lightweight woven fabric - have fun with funky fabric scraps you...
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...