Sewing Vintage with Tara Moss
  • Welcome to Sewing Vintage!

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    Welcome to Sewing Vintage, where you can learn to sew custom vintage style clothing even as a newbie, following tutorials and expert advice on how to choose a pattern to suit you, grade a pattern, use your sewing machine, hand sew, do hems, mend clothing, bone a bodice, put in zips, button holes and more.

    I hope you enjoy this intro to the series, including an explanation of why I sew and why I use the term 'sewist'!

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    • Darning A Vintage Jacket - Duration: 7 minutes, 52 seconds.

      • 1 day ago
      This week vintage aficionado and young designer Scott Bradley shows us how he can darn the tear in a vintage 1930s jacket using needle and thread. Be sure to check out Part 1, our episode from last...
    • Talking Vintage Menswear - Duration: 16 minutes.

      • 1 week ago
      Ever wish men wore the beautiful clothes of the 1930s and 40s again, like Humphrey Bogart, Cary Grant and Fred Astaire? In this episode we talk vintage menswear, old school elegance, John Flügel an...
    • How To Change A Needle - Duration: 4 minutes, 53 seconds.

      • 3 weeks ago
      Is your sewing machine sounding a little 'thunky' or not moving easily through your fabric? It could be time to change your needle. In this simple little tutorial I demonstrate how to change a need...
    • A Journey Into Steampunk - Duration: 12 minutes.

      • 1 month ago
      In this episode we explore a different vintage, dialling the time machine back – or is it forward? – to visit the Steampunk NZ festival, where we meet steampunk designer Michelle Webb, who suffered...
    • An interview with Gertie! - Duration: 10 minutes.

      • 1 month ago
      Welcome to Season 2 of Sewing Vintage! For this ep, we are thrilled to chat with sewing star Gretchen Hirsch, known as Gertie, about sewing inspiration, vintage styles, her new fabric range and the...
    • Season Two is coming soon! - Duration: 85 seconds.

      • 1 month ago
      This is a quick hello to let you know that 'Season Two' of Sewing Vintage is coming to you soon! We are excited to bring fresh episodes to you from next week, starting with an interview with sewing...
    • Ep 9. How to Put in a Zipper - the Easy Way - Duration: 10 minutes.

      • 3 months ago
      Putting in a zipper can be intimidating for newbies like myself, but in this episode Loretta Maurencig from Bluebelle Vintage Clothing shows me a quick and easy way to put in a zip. This skill is i...
    • Ep. 8 How to Hand Sew a Hem + Viewer Mail! - Duration: 8 minutes, 6 seconds.

      • 3 months ago
      In this episode, Kerrie Hay from Bernina teaches me how to beautifully hand sew a hem, using a herringbone stitch. The near invisible finish is just gorgeous!

      Please subscribe and leave your comme...
    • Ep 7. How to Sew on a Button - Duration: 6 minutes, 56 seconds.

      • 3 months ago
      Finally, I learn how to sew a button on the proper way! I've been doing it all wrong.

      I hope you enjoy this episode as I continue to learn with Kerrie from Bernina Australia in my vintage caravan ...
    • Ep 6. Mending a Hook and Eye - Duration: 7 minutes, 12 seconds.

      • 3 months ago
      Not all sewing involves a machine, and my hand sewing skills seriously need work. For this episode, I show Bernina's educator Kerrie Hay my vintage caravan 'Betty', and she shows me how to mend the...
    • Ep 5. How to Self Lace a Corset - Duration: 6 minutes, 3 seconds.

      • 3 months ago
      After the last three episodes of Sewing Vintage chronicled my 30 hour journey sewing a custom fitted corset, it is perhaps unsurprising that I've been asked how to wear one. In this episode I demon...
    • Ep 4. Sewing Diary - Making a Corset, Day 3 + Viewer Mail! - Duration: 12 minutes.

      • 4 months ago
      We finish our underbust corsets! Plus, we have viewer mail....

      For this third sewing diary, we finish an underbust corset in a course with corset maker and couture designer Lowana O'Shea of Vanyan...
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