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"...
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...
2921 Scarf-collar top // Video tutorial
A step-by-step video to show you how to make this instant gratification project. It is not difficult and gives a very unique top that will have people ask you "where did you get this top? You maaddddde it?!"  This knit...
CHARLIE Jacket - Video tutorial
A detailed video tutorial showing you how to make the Charlie bomber jacket.
How to unpick a serger seam / Video tutorial
A short video showing you that unpicking a serger seam is not as difficult as you may think.
MICHELLE // Strap Adjustment
A tutorial showing you how to shorten the straps of the Michelle tank and dress pattern.
Different Fabrics, Different Tops & Dresses - MICHELLE & ADÈLE
It's not always easy picking a fabric for a sewing project. Sometimes we love the print but have doubts on the weight and drape. The fabric you choose can make a big difference in the final result, especially where there...
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 right sewing pattern 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...
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...
Swimsuit with Removable Swim Cups // FREE Extra for the Diane pattern
In today's post, we have a little freebie for you!As you may know, the original DIANE one-piece swimsuit was designed with sewn-in swim cups. It makes the swimsuit very comfortable, with no "moving parts". That being said, the process can be 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...
Jalie 101: What's in a Jalie Pattern
Many people wonder how Jalie is different from other patterns they have tried. We thought it would be a good idea to sum it all up in a few blog posts. It will also give you useful info about patterns,...
Jalie 101 : Understanding the Pattern Pieces
The most important section of the pattern is of course the pattern pieces themselves. As any sewist knows, they are much more than just a pile of lines. Let's look at them closer to better understand some little things that...
Jalie 101: The Cutting Layout
After finding your size on the back of the pattern and having read the labels on your pieces, it's time to lay them out on the fabric.The cutting layout we provide will allow you to use the yardage listed on the back of the fabric....