One man’s quest to create a bespoke suit from scratch … with no experience, sewing knowledge, or related skill sets whatsoever.

The Journey of a Thousand Steps

The Journey of a Thousand Steps

Okay, here goes. Pad stitching. I warn you this is going to be a short post about a long process. Pad stitches are simple stitches designed to hold multiple layers of fabric together as if they were one cohesive piece. They are meant to be made in long chains, making...

Canvasing the Area

Canvasing the Area

When last we spoke, I had started work on the interfacing of the jacket, which is sometimes referred to as the “Canvas.” The “Canvas” is made up of three parts, the first of which is called the “canvas.” (No, that is not a typo. Part of the canvas is called the...

Scissors and Needles are Tools. It’s Valid!

Scissors and Needles are Tools. It’s Valid!

Up until this point, I had been keeping my various sewing tools, spools of thread, and related bits and bobs in two or three different storage bins, stored in various different areas around the house. Every time I started work on the project I’d first have to walk at...

About the Project

Suiting Myself is a weekly blog chronicling author Scott Meyer’s almost certainly DOOMED attempt to tailor himself a suit, from scratch, with practically no sewing experience. In the process he will endure self-doubt, setbacks, and hundreds of needle wounds. It should be a hoot.

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