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  • Finished Projects

    How to Create Raw-Edge Appliqué

    Appliqué is a simple way to elevate your sewing projects and add customizations without fiddling with pattern alterations. We recently shared some lovely appliqué inspiration here on the blog. This week, we made a Phoebe dress with delicate floral appliqués. Read on to see how the appliqué motif is created and applied, and learn some …

  • Tutorials

    Understitching, edgestitching, and topstitching

    New sewists are often thrown tons of cryptic terminology when they begin sewing; at some point it sort of all sounds the same! I am here to solve the mystery of these three similar-sounding terms: edgestitching, topstitching, and understitching. First and foremost, say hello to your new best friend—the edgestitch foot. This little guy is …

  • Tutorials

    Make a Rue Skirt

    This skirt has some serious style, a little bit of drama, and garnered a whole lot of compliments.

  • Inspiration

    Creative ways to sew stripes and plaids

    Stripes and plaids are iconic pattern designs that have the magic ability to bring a tinge of class to any outfit. When using striped or plaid fabrics for Rue, there are almost endless possibilities for playing with the direction of the design and the drape of the dress. I thought I’d invite you all to …

  • Fabric

    Sewing with Eyelet Fabric

    Eyelet is a classic summer fabric that is breezy, romantic, and delicate. Its name comes from the small patterned cut-outs that are typically finished with embroidered stitches throughout the body of the fabric. Eyelet is a broad term and describes the design of the fabric rather than its fiber content or weave. Traditionally, eyelet is …

  • Tutorials

    Hong Kong Finish Tutorial

    A Hong Kong seam finish has to be one of my all time favorite seam finishes. This clean finish is a thoughtful detail that adds luxury to unlined or partially lined garments. This technique works beautifully with our new pattern coming December 8th. What is a Hong Kong finish? A Hong Kong finish is a …