Alina Sewing and Design

7 Tips for Sewing with Corduroy

corduroy-feat-imgHappy Tuesday, friends! And happy beginning of fall. What kind of projects are you working on for the new season?

I finished up a corduroy Chi-Town Chinos skirt last week and I am LOVING it. I’m wearing it here with my black gingham Cheyenne Tunic (blogged here). The fabric is this gorgeous micro wale corduroy in merlot from Style Maker Fabrics. (Side note: they are quickly becoming my favorite place to shop for apparel fabrics! You honestly can’t go wrong with ordering from them.)

Corduroy is a perfect fabric for this skirt! It will easily style over tights and boots with a sweater on top, transitioning it beautifully into winter.

I’m finding that a lot of people have never sewn with corduroy, so I thought I would bring you my top seven tips. It can be a sort of fussy fabric, but you shouldn’t worry about that. Let’s jump right in! (more…)

Chi-Town Chinos Sewalong: French-Seamed Welt Pockets

Hello, all! The following is a full step-by-step photo tutorial for adding french-seamed welt pockets to any pair of pants or skirt. The pattern pieces shown here are included in the Chi-Town Chinos Expansion Pack No. 1 and No. 2, but you could also use this if you want to draft your own pieces for another pattern. (more…)


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