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Off The Cuff ~Sewing Style~: Shirt Pattern Alteration for Full Hips and Prominent Abdomen. Learn & Perfect Pattern Alteration in: Sew the Perfect Fit, on Craftsy. Fit specialist Lynda Maynard works with three real women and shows you how to customize any pattern to your unique shape.

Learn & Perfect Pattern Alteration in: Sew the Perfect Fit, on Craftsy

You won't believe how easy it is and how well it works! Create garments that fit and flatter your form with teacher and author Lynda Maynard. You'll never look at a paper pattern the same way again after watching this info-packed class. Lynda's techniques come to life on dress muslins fitted to three women, each with unique fitting challenges, including sloped shoulders, ample busts and flat backsides. Start by learning to "read" the fit muslin as it points you to the right places to adjust the garment.

Lesson plan Lesson 1. Meet sewing teacher and author Lynda Maynard and learn about the Craftsy experience. Lesson 2. Take measurements on the included worksheet and prepare your pattern. Lesson 3. Your muslin test garment is the foundation of your perfect fit. Ethical Fashion. Drafting Women's Front Bodice Sloper. Sewing Machine Needles – Choosing The Right Needle For The Project. Choosing the right sewing machine needles for a project, especially for sewing machine projects really is important.

Sewing Machine Needles – Choosing The Right Needle For The Project

There are different needles recommended for machine sewing, hand sewing, quilting, embroidery and serging. The choice of needle should match the fabric weight and fiber content. Sewing machine needles for machine sewing look different and are more complex than needles for hand sewing and have more components than needles for hand sewing. Certain of these components are the determining factor as to what needle is chosen for what fabric.

Parts of the Needle: • Shank – the larger part of the needle that is inserted into the needle bar. . • Shaft – the smaller thinner part of the needle that goes through the fabric during stitching by the machine. • Groove- the indentation on the shaft of the needle on which the thread lays. • Eye – the hole of the needle through which the needle is threaded. Fabric-Needle-Thread Guide « Sew it Works!


Garment patterns. Pip-squeak tablier. Alterations. French All Your Seams. After posting my navy lace scout tee I got a few questions asking how I french seamed my armholes.

French All Your Seams

It can seem a little confusing at first but, as with apparently all of my tutorials, I promise it really is very easy. I’m first going to do a run through of the french seam and then will show you how to apply it to the armhole. Just a few notes before we begin… 1. french seams are usually best used on light to medium weight fabric. 2. French seams require you to split your seam allowance in two parts. This tutorial is done using a 1/2″ seam allowance, but if you are working with a 5/8″ seam allowance, sew the first seam at 3/8″ and the second at 1/4″.

Part 1 | French Seams on Straight Seams Step 1 | Cut your pieces from your fabric. Step 2 | Sew the sides and shoulder seams with the wrong sides of the fabric together at 1/4″ (or 3/8″ if you have a 5/8″ seam allowance) and press the seam open. Step 3 | Grade your seam allowance down to 1/8″. And that’s that! How to sew darts   For beginners, sewing darts tends to seem like a complicated step.

How to sew darts  

I know that I was confused about getting a straight line and ending right at the point. Double pointed darts seemed even more confusing. After some time spent practicing, I was able to master the art of the dart. I’m sure that if darts are troubling you, these tips will help you! If you’ve been sewing darts for awhile, please share any helpful tips in the comments or in the forum. Straight Dart Straight darts have only one point with dart legs along the edge of the pattern.

Sewing Tips for Sewing Darts. Understanding Lining Fabric + Resources. This is a follow-up post to this post and again, if you don’t have Easy Guide to Sewing Linings by Connie Long, you need it and you should buy the e-book right now! Today, I wanted to share my online resources plus a few tips on what kinds of fabrics can work as a lining.

Sometimes ideas from others make a big difference in how we view the usefulness of a fabric. So here goes. bemberg rayon lining First let’s talk lining fabrics and what kinds of fabrics work as linings that aren’t labeled “linings.” Silk charmeuse solid & printed Let me acquaint you with my favorite luxury lining – silk charmeuse. Silk crepe de chine, printed & solid There are other types of silks that work great as linings as well, including crepe de chine and china silk. Hammered polyester charmeuse I’ve had a lot of people say that they would love to use “printed linings” more often if they could only find them. CT-MMB.004 Inserting Jacket Linings - CT-MMB-004.pdf. Sleevehead. How To Make An Invisible Stitch the Piece O' Cake Way!

Sewing Taffeta Tips: Learn The Craft of Sewing on Craftsy. Taffeta is a luxurious fabric.

Sewing Taffeta Tips: Learn The Craft of Sewing on Craftsy

Lightweight but crisp, it has a slight sheen to it and is the perfect choice for formal wear. It’s also used in home decor projects. Taffeta has some qualities (delicate, slippery, prone to unraveling) that may make it a bit daunting to sewists. Gertie's New Blog. Sew Many Ways... Closet Case Files. Today's agenda. Oonaballoona. Male pattern boldness. C Sews - Sewing, fabric, fashion, hats, design & making lovely things with a needle and thread. Sewing Discussion at Stitcher's Guild Sewing Forum - Index. Table of Contents. GLOSSARY. This glossary is an alphabetical list of terminology particular to fashion design and sewing construction with the definitions for those terms.


Words appearing in italics throughout this design blog are listed here. Back Stitch – is the strongest hand stitch and is used to imitate machine stitches. Bar Tack – A group of overlapping or very closely touching stitches used to reinforce small areas of an item that might experience strain during normal wear. The tops of pockets are often bar-tacked on each side. Baste – A temporary method of holding two or more layers of fabric together by sewing by hand or machine with long stitches. Bias – Any direction that is not the lengthwise or crosswise grain of a woven fabric (see also True Bias). Sewing with Confidence - The Sewing Coach.