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When you're hemming fabric -- whether for table linens, curtains, or clothes -- accuracy is important. Ensure good results and save time with this technique: To make a 1-inch hem, for example, draw a line on card stock, 1 inch in from an edge. Place the card stock on fabric, with line parallel to fabric edge.
Sewing Vinyl If you've ever tried to sew vinyl or plastic, you've discovered that the metal presser foot on your sewing machine STICKS to it like nobody's business. What can you do? The solution is simple: just put a piece of tape over the bottom of the presser foot. Really, that's it.
Edit Edited by Ampner, LaurieWasHere, Krystle, Savannah and 2 others With these simple instructions you can make wrap skirts to fit your own measurements.
excerpted from SewStylish Spring '09 See-through fabrics were front and center on the runways this season in everything from skirts and jacekts to dresses and skirts. Take a tip from a real-life couturier, Kenneth King: Hem those tricky sheers with pearl cotton thread and a simple technique. Pearl cotton thread is inexpensive and can be matched to just about any color you desire. You'll find it in the embroidery section of most sewing-supply stores.
One of Ralph’s requests for his birthday was skinny ties. They are surprisingly hard to find — either too long or too expensive for a 13-year-old’s wardrobe. So a few weeks ago, I had an idea: I would buy some old fat ties at a thrift shop and take them to a tailor to have them altered. Brilliant, right?
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Finished hem as seen from front side. Anna Mazur Photo: Anna Mazur by Anna Mazur In the June/ July 2009 issue of Threads (Issue #143) author Anna Mazur creates 4 fabulous edge enhancements inspired by designer Elie Tahari. On one of her styles, the yellow, silk charmeuse blouse with pearls over the tucks, she added a shell hem edge on the sleeve cuff.
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In general doing alterations is more lucrative than custom sewing . Alterations are more easily completed and you can charge proportionately more than for custom sewing where trying to get a good fit can go on indefinitely. This is not to say you cannot make money in custom sewing, you can, but you have to do big ticket items like tailored garments (suits and coats), bridal, or formalwear rather than normal blouses, dresses, and skirts. Other areas like home decorating, pants fitting, quantity machine embroidery, or custom designing and pattern drafting can also be extremely lucrative (Fig. 27).