To complete our Dia de los Muertos inspired Halloween costume (see the sugar skull face paint tutorial here), we’ve adapted the traditional veiled flower garland headband associated with the Mexican celebration of the Day of … read more
We’ve found ourselves at a bit of a loss these last couple of days… Everything has gone to print (aaarrrgggg!), designs for the next collection of sewing patterns have been finalised, and so our crazy … read more
Sooo, after a few sleepless nights, some sweaty palms, hard liquor and vats of coffee… the packaging is off to the printers! We really can’t wait to show you the finished product and will no … read more
Observant types amongst you may have noticed that here at By Hand Studios, we love making skirts. A quick project with infinite possibilities, minimal drafting required (omitting wiggle skirts of course), and best of all … read more
Full skirts and their infinite variations can be the quickest and most satisfying sewing project, whip-uppable in under an hour. That is, once you’ve mastered the basics that make up a skirt’s skeleton, namely inserting … read more
One of the things we love most about vintage sewing patterns are the illustrations on the front (check out our Pinterest for some of our favourites). These illustrations are incredibly aspirational and totally what elevates … read more
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