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Next up in the Tips + Tricks series is the easy roll hem. I usually get at least one request for a tutorial every time I post a photo of a rolled hem so I thought I should get on this one. I learned this technique from one of our seamstresses at work, Jurata, when she couldn’t believe that I didn’t learn how to do the regular roll hem technique in school.
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This is the first installment of the Hetterson monthly sewing series, woohoo for new stuff! Here is my own personal method for scalloping a hem. I came up with this after alot of trial and error. It is a no pin method(I hate pinning). This is pretty much a step-by-step photo tutorial.
Circle skirt calculator – for the drafting of full, half and 3/4 skirts. With bonus grading worksheet! | The Snug BugSpecial Sunday greetings you naked molerats! Since you’re so naked, I thought you might want to make yourselves some nice little circle skirts. And perhaps, like me, you find yourself with little mole rat patterns just a touch on the small side. But the grading of a circle skirt isn’t so easy, is it you naked rodents? Oh no, not so easy at all…
A technique that I really love for sewing maternity wear is shirring with elastic thread. You’ve probably noticed it in little girls clothing a lot, and perhaps in the back of women’s dresses. It’s a wonderful technique as it not only looks cute, but allows a lot of “give” and shape in your clothing. Want to learn how to do it? Here’s what you do: 1) Start with some elastic thread and an empty bobbin
June 8, 2010 4:12 pm I love tops like these from Anthropologie with all the heavy texture on them. I’ve also checked out “The Art of Manipulating Fabric” by Colette Wolff from the library and it’s really inspired me to try some new texturing techniques. So I thought I’d start with this style top with shirring with a gathering foot. Honestly, I’ve never used my gathering foot. I don’t have any idea why!!
This quilt lessons and quilting tutorial section contains online how to information about applique and hand sewing along with tips that will help you with your quilting. [Click the 4-Patch Bullets to open the quilting lessons links into a new browser window.] *NEW* Updated: March 1, 2013 Appliqué Hand Piecing Stitches
Happy Day After Mother's Day Everyone! I had a MomChops filled weekend plus crafts which equals the best kind of weekend there is !! Saturday we had breakfast at her house, shopped for skirt fabric in two different places, stopped for a quick lunch and did a whole lotta gabbing (craft gossip and planning at it's finest)!
Zippers can be daunting even for experienced sewers. The reason? Zippers are often installed the wrong way. Lots of seam ripping and swearing ensues, especially when it’s a simple mistake.
April 18th, 2009 Email 33 users recommend I inserted some tiny trim under the seam allowances, then I topstitched them down using silver metallic thread and a zigzag stitch. Jen Stern Here is my ribbon skirt—four gores cut on the bias created lots of scraps to work with.
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Tasia from Sewaholic and Sewaholic Patterns wows us with her incredible style and sewing skills. Her blog is one of our favorite daily reads! Have you seen all of the gorgeous versions of her Lonsdale Dress out there on Flickr, Pinterest and your favorite blogs, all sewn up this past summer? Tasia inspires, and teaches along the way too; she is a fabulous resource for sewing techniques and more on her blog.
Edit Edited by Ampner, LaurieWasHere, Krystle, Savannah and 2 others With these simple instructions you can make wrap skirts to fit your own measurements. You will need to make some calculations, but if you can draw a few straight lines on a piece of newspaper you'll have a go-to pattern to use again and again. Edit Steps 1 First take your measurements.