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100+ Free Skirt Patterns. Nothing says skirt season like warm weather! They are easy to make, forgiving in fit and come in so many varieties! So, to help kick off my summer sewing, I have rounded up over 100 free skirt patterns to help get you started. This list is pretty AH-MAZ-ING and includes something for everyone on your list! 1. No Sew Shirt Skirt (refashion) 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 4th of July Ruffle & Bustle Skirt (girls, pictured) 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. 18. 19. 20. 21. 3 Layer Baby Girl Skirt (girls, pictured) 22. 23. 24. 25. 26. 27. 28. 29. 30. 31. 32. 33. 34. 35. 36. 37. 38. 39. 40. 41. 42. 43. 44. 45. 46. 47. 48. 49. 50. 51. 52. 53. 54. 55. 56. 57. 58. 3 Tiered Skirt 59. 60. 61. 62. 63. 64. 65. 66. 67. 68. 15 Minute Skirt (any size) 69. 70. 71. 72. 73. 74. 75. 76. 77. 78. 79. 80. 81. 82. 83. 84. 85. 86. 87. 88. 89. 90. 91. 92. 93. 94. 95. 96. 97. 98. 99. 10. 101. 102.

Basic skirt sloper How to make accordion pleats Pettie Coat Transform any skirt into a scallop edge Now how is that for a list? Hello! Sew Chic Pattern Company: Darts in Clothing that hit the Bullseye. This morning I gave a presentation to my local group of American Sewing Guild members. I'm sure you'd like a picture of it, but I can never remember to take photos of the (interesting?) Things I do when I'm out and about. I forgot again. Anyway, the topic was darts. To get us off on the right track, here is a quiz for you. A dart is widely understood to be: •A) The stinger of an insect. B) A game in which small, slender, pointed missiles are thrown at a target. • C) A sudden, rapid movement. • D) A fold sewn into fabric to help provide a three-dimensional shape to a garment.

Though I have moved quickly to avoid being stung by a bee while attempting to hit a target with a small slender missile, I am really best qualified to speak on the three-dimensional fabric type, which I think are largely misunderstood. See how nicely those imitation darts (dotted lines) fit so well into the curves of our lady? You see what I mean- Not such a good match up. So, what happens when a dart is too big? Frabjous Couture: SSDA 2: Hip Circumference and Fit. Before I start with the post, I wanted to tell you that in this updated draft-along there will be only one post about drafting as such. Most of the posts will cover measurements and their effect on the fit. I am doing it because I believe that it is possible to eliminate most of the fitting problems before they even arise.

I want to explain the relation between measurements, simple drafting concepts and the fit, so you can apply them in your projects. Many home sewers, including me, consider fitting as the most challenging part of the sewing adventure. Understanding the logic of each drafting step is key to understanding fitting as well. Critical thinking is not particularly addressed in pattern-drafting education. To achieve this I divided the measurement steps into several posts, and for today's draft-along post I will focus on one essential measurement, hip circumference. Now, let's look at Liz and Kate. For both, their buttocks are their most protruding, i.e. widest, body parts. How To Troubleshoot your Sewing Machine. Every now and again my sewing machine gives me trouble.

It could be skipping stitches or making a funny sound. Sometimes it chews up the bobbin thread or my fabric – GASP! Like all mechanical things it can sometimes need a service rom a sewing machine professional who really understands how it works inside – unlike me. But before I rush off to my local machine guy, there are a few simple things that I have learnt can fix the problem with less time out. Things I do when my machine is not sewing properly: Clean out the fluff – This is always my first thing to try. Of course, if all else fails, it might be time for a service. Your TurnDo you have any other simple things that you find help when your machine is giving you trouble?

Your Sewing Machine's Overlock Stitch. Did you know that most regular sewing machines have a special overlock stitch that mimics a serger's stitch? It's true! My Bernina has one, and so have the Pfaff and Brother machines I've sewn on. Most people without a serger use pinking or zigzagging to finish their edges, sometimes without even knowing they have an overlock stitch on their sewing machines. What makes this stitch different from a zigzag is that it has a special foot with a little pin that helps the stitch wrap around the raw edge of the fabric. It uses more thread and can be pretty slow-going, but it's very secure.

Here's the top view of the stitch on my Bernina 1008, in pink thread. And here's the back. This is what the stitch icon looks like on my machine. Your machine will have a special foot for the overlock function. The red arrow points to the pin, which you align with the raw edge of your fabric. Do you use an overlock stitch? Understanding Thread Tension. By Claire Shaefferexcerpted from Threads #78, pp. 39-41 Many sewers avoid the tension dials on their machines like the plague, certain they'll only make matters worse if they make adjustments. In fact, there's nothing very mysterious about setting and adjusting thread tensions on your sewing machine, whatever its make and model. What's potentially more confusing is that many apparently tension-related problems are caused by factors other than misadjusted tension dials. Let's look closely at how to identify and correct "tension" problems, both with and without touching the tension settings. Don't miss other sewing machine tutorials like this one by purchasing a print subscription of Threads magazine.

Print subscriptions come with FREE access to our tablet editions. Meet your tension toolsIn order to form a row of stitches that looks the same on both sides of the fabric, the same amount of thread needs to flow from the spool and the bobbin simultaneously. How to Adjust the Hook Timing on Sewing Machines. Step 3:Turning the wheel again, adjust the position of the tip of the needle so that the upper part of the needle eye is just below the bottom edge of the hook inside the shuttle race.

Once in position, re-tighten the set screw on the needle bar bushing. Do not allow the needle bar to slip while doing this. Sewing School - your online source for all things sewing — Meet Your Machine: Anatomy of a Sewing Machine. Posted in: Meet Your Machine, Sewing 101 — By Sewing School on November 10, 2010 7:14 AM It’s about time you get acquainted with your new BFF… your sewing machine! Once you get to know each other, you’ll be inseparable!

First things first: This diagram shows you all of the different parts of your machine. (click to enlarge the image) So that’s just great, but what are all these things? (from top left, counterclockwise) Bobbin Winder Tension Disc keeps your thread taut when you’re winding a bobbin Pressure Regulator adjusts the amount of pressure that the presser foot uses to hold your fabric down as you stitch. Thread Take-up Levermoves your thread up and down as you sewthread goes through this lever when you thread your sewing machine Thread Guides used to keep your thread in place as you sew — they are located at various points on the machinewithout these guides, your thread could become loose and tangled inside your machine Tension Control Needle Presser Foot Feed Dogs Needle/Throat Plate. Sewing 101: basic sewing machine maintenance.

Written by Michael Ann of Michael Ann Made. Also keep up with her on facebook, instagram, twitter and pinterest! Hello Kate and Friends, it’s Michael Ann again! With it being a fresh new year and all, I thought I would talk a bit about proper sewing machine maintenance and care today. Something I am terrible at if I’m being completely honest, haha! My sewing machine is probably my most treasured possession, but the poor thing doesn’t always get treated like that.

After Every Time You Sew. Use The Right Needle – You wouldn’t normally think of this as a part of sewing machine care, but always make sure you are using the right needle for the job at hand. Take Care Of Your Bobbins – Make sure your bobbins are winded and loaded correctly. Keep It Covered – This is the simplest act of maintenance! After Every Project. Change Needles Often – This is one I am terrible at, but some sewers say you should change your needle after every 8 hours of sewing! And that’s all there is too it! DIY Buttonhole Elastic. Welcome to another "Friday Feet! " Friday Feet is when I share a technique such as how to use a certain presser foot. Read more about it here. I think I know what my problem is. I start too many projects and then feel overwhelmed with what I should do next and then I don't do anything, the supplies from each project pile up and the creativity is squished like a cockroach. There are several advantages of buttonhole elastic.

When I went to get some buttonhole elastic, I found that they no longer carry in the store. I experimented with what I had. Just a few of tips: ✂ keep the slit straight, along just one crevice ✂ make it smaller than you would a normal buttonhole since it stretches (duh) ✂ I would make them a bit closer than what I show in the photo for that perfect amount of cinching option. My curiosity got the best of me and I tried it on the "no roll" elastic. Thread the elastic through and even out the distribution of the fabric. That's it! I love these secret, undercover pockets, Drape Wrap Skirt: A tutorial | The Sew Convert. Hello my sewing comrades! Finally, the Drape Wrap Skirt Tutorial as promised. I hope you find it useful:) Please do not hesitate to ask if you have any query. Materials used: Note: You can always experiment with different fabrics. Update: I mention 2.5 yards of fabric previously but I was mistaken, I had quite a lot of remnants so 1.5 to 2 yards will be more accurate. 1.5 yards of chiffon 1.5 yards of lining fabric Commercial bias tape in contrasting color (you can also make your own) One button Iron-on interfacing One chiffon rosette or any other embellishment you wish to add Step 1: Cutting the fabrics You need some basic measurements: a) Your waist (W).

B)Your preferred length of the skirt (L)=25″ c) Calculate P, the upper width for the skirt pieces which is W/2 +3= 27/2+3=16.5″ d) Calculate H, the hem width for each skirt piece, P X0.5=16.5″+8.25″= 24.75″ (I rounded it off to 25″) e) For the waistband, W X 2.5+6=73.5″ for the length and 4″ for the height. Cut 1 piece for the waistband Point A. Sewing Tips: Gathering and Sewing With Knits.

.I know, it’s been a while since my last sewing tips. (Click here for other basic sewing tips.) But many of you asked about the stitch that I used with this shirt. Remember how I explained at the bottom of the post that I asked my mom about sewing with knits and she mentioned that crooked little zig-zag stitch. Well, many of you asked if I could show more of what that looked like. Here is the stitch on my machine.

That squashed looking zig-zag, listed as #42. Here is what the stitch looks like on some knit. **And if you’ll notice the shape of the stitch………it will allow the stitch to stretch, unlike a straight stitch where there is no give to it. Onto another question. Such a simple technique……after you see how it’s done. So here is the basic idea of gathering fabric. But make sure not to back-stitch on either end. Now, looking at that basting stitch, you’ll see that there is the top thread and a bottom one at each end of your stitch. Keep pulling and gathering….. Make sense?

Tutorial: The Jersey Skirt. This skirt is so easy! I made these three in less than an hour yesterday. For a child's skirt, you can probably use a t-shirt that you have lying around, but for an adult skirt you'll need to get your hands on some jersey yardage. Before you start: Fabrics usually have more stretch on one side than the other, so be sure that you cut your fabric with the stretchy side goes around you! 1) Measure around your hips (or wherever you wear your skirts).

Then cut a waistband that is 3/4 your measurement, and twice as tall as you want your waistband to be. I think mine was 26"x11". (You can also just stretch the fabric around you until it's fairly tight, but not uncomfortable, and use that as your measurement.) 2) Cut a skirt piece that is about twice the measurement of your waistband, and however long you want it to be. 4) Fold the waistband in half width-wise, and lay the skirt panel on top of the open edges. 6) Cut out two pocket pieces.

Or folded down, with the ruffled edge showing... side: Lace Skirt Tutorial - Sugar Bee Crafts. Make your own easy peasant skirt. If you have a few minutes, you can make this breezy peasant skirt. It is very simple and can be done as a beginner's project. This should fit either a small or medium. If you are a size large, increase fabric measurements by about half a yard. What you need: 3 yards of lightweight fabric Several inches of wide elastic *Optional several inches of elastic lace Cut two rectangles for the top and bottom parts of the skirt. Take the top piece and sew a french seam in the side. 1. 2. 3.

Now the top and bottom pieces will be sewn together using a French seam. (Need help with that? This is what it looks like when you are finishing the French seam. It's time to sew the elastic waistband. Pull the basted threads on the top part of the skirt to match the size of the waistband. *If you are also attaching a lining, sew that to the waistband first, or pin together with the top of the skirt. Obviously this is a different skirt. Tada! It is a lot of fun to wear! Now go make one! Make your own easy peasant skirt. The Starboard Skirt by Simple Simon & Co. Hi we are Elizabeth & Elizabeth, two girls who married brothers and ended up with the same name. Although on the blog we go by Elizabeth & Liz. We are both stay-at-home-mommas to 5 kids (almost 6) between us.

We love to craft, thrift for fabric, and sew--with an undying love for making things (especially dresses) from vintage patterns. There is just something so fun about taking old, classic children's patterns and making them modern and fresh again. Another thing about us....we LOVE to make skirts. And here is the little girl version that I envisioned from that amazing skirt....such a fun summer skirt. Are you ready to make one? Ok, first you have to do some math....but I promise it's not hard. *Take your back skirt starting measurement (mine was 10 inches) and multiply it by 1.5 for the elastic back plus 1 inch for seam allowances. One more measurement...take your starting measurement (mine was 10 inches) and subtract 2 inches to get the measurement for your elastic. You May Also Like… Sewing the Merry and Bright dress and Holly Jolly belt preview :)

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