Saturday, April 5, 2008

Link to tutorials in sidebar

I love sewing tutorials. I like to make them and I like to read tutorials by others. In Dutch there is a saying "there are more ways that lead to Rome", and that is certainly true for sewing. For a lot of techniques there are more ways to do it. And it often depends on personal preference and experience with a technique what you prefer.

On my blog I try to share the (limited, not professional) knowledge I have on a few subjects. To find sewing information more easily I am trying to make a list of sewing tutorials that can be found on the internet. For a first test I've collected a number of links in my sidebar in a dropdown menu. As you can see already, there are a few subjects covered more than once (more ways to Rome!).

On my new laptop with Windows Vista I implemented this and had problems with the widget, the links didn't always work. On the computer I'm working on now, with Windows XP and both Internet Explorer and Firefox, it seems to work fine. Could you let me know your experiences whether the links work for you?

And there are so many tutorials I know of, but can not find immediately. If you have or know a tutorial that is worth a link, let me know, I'll be happy to add it.

And last: I think it might be good to divide this in a couple of categories. For example Zippers, Lining, Shirts, Skirts, Pants. What categories would you suggest?

Lots of questions. Let me know what you think!

PS: There are new links on top op my blog to my pdf-tutorials, both in Dutch and English and my photoalbum.


  1. i have just 'found' your blog and have become a fan. it really doesn't matter to me what your tutorial subject is...i have learned something new everytime. keep up the good work

  2. Great ideas! I'd like to suggest a category for "embellishments" I know you did posts for both the twisted collar and the origami trim. There should also be a category for all those beautiful things that you make that you wear *under* your regular clothes. I'm not sure how you'd want to label that so that undue attention is not brought to it, if you know what I mean.

  3. The changes you have made are really fantastic - so helpful to be able to access all this great information in one place. The sidebar and menu links all work for me and I am using a mac with leopard OS. We have that Rome expression in English too, must be thanks to our invading ancestors!

  4. Thank you sooo much for compiling these tutorials! This will save me a lot of time I would have otherwise spent on Google. I tried several of the tutorial links and they worked for me.

  5. Wow, what a terrific idea. This is a wonderful resource. I am a regular reader of this blog, now I have another reason to come back a lot.

  6. The last anonymous post was mine, I could not get it to upload with my name.

  7. Great idea, Sigrid! I've tried a few links and they seem to work just fine! Well done!

  8. I have a few tutorials on my blog that you might find useful. There are some embellishments - beaded felted wool applique, pintucked strip-piecing, setting eyelets - for example. They're not of the caliber of some of these super talented ladies, but you're welcome to link to them if desired.


  9. Oh..and there's one for shadow applique too.


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