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.
Different Fabrics, Different Tops & Dresses
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 // 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 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...
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 : 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....
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...
Wireless Bra // Video tutorial
Learn how to make the 3131 bra with a step-by-step video
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...
The story behind the Marie-Claude Pattern
As most of you know, our 3245 raglan top is very popular and you probably have it in your pattern stash already. Over the last years, many people have been asking how to raise the neckline. It's not impossible to do... but...
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?...
ANNE-MARIE Dress / Video tutorial
A detailed video tutorial showing you how to make the Anne-Marie dress.
CORA Leggings // Video tutorial
A detailed video tutorial showing you how to make the CORA running tights dress.