Starting to sew : What Katie Does. I know my blog’s been quite sewing-heavy recently, and I had a couple of comments asking how I got started and if I had any tips on where to begin.
It’s kind of a tricky one to answer because sewing has been in my periphery for quite a few years and I can’t really remember what inspired me to start and how I learned, but I’ll try to help! My sewing story I started sewing on my mum’s machine at home in the summer before going off to university (ten years ago, woe). I’d mostly do t-shirt ‘reconstructions’ where I’d buy vintage shirts from Pop Boutique or the charity shop and cut them into something more fun. Here’s a couple of those old shirts on skinny little baby me. I got sufficiently into it that I bought myself a fairly cheap overlocker – that’s the machine that makes sewing stretchy fabrics like t-shirt jersey much easier and gives pro-looking finished seams to garments. Get the gear If you’ve never used a machine before, buy a fairly entry-level one to start off with.
Starter projects. Fashionable Technology: The Intersection of Design, Fashion, Science and Technology (9783211795910): Sabine Seymour. 3 Ways to Design Your Own Clothes Online. Dave Sloan is CEO of Treehouse Logic, which offers a hosted design tool solution that enables customer co-creation.
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Instead of asking designers to sketch out free-form designs, Polyvore provides a web-based scrapbooking tool that accesses a broad library of fashion pieces. Easy Sewing Projects For Beginners. So you've got to grips with your sewing machine, and you're itching to make something. Which sewing patterns are easy enough for beginners? I've gathered together a few suggestions for things you might want to try, but first a few tips for choosing an easy project. I'm a big advocate of diving into sewing fearlessly, but for your very first project you might want to ease yourself in gently: * While you're still making friends with your sewing machine, it's advisable to choose a project with simple straight lines. You may want to avoid curved lines, gathering, pleating etc for now. * Zippers and buttonholes are a little tricky at first, so go for a project that doesn't need a fastening, and save the fun for another day!
* When buying fabric, a medium-weight cotton would be good for a first project as it lies flat, presses well and won't slide all over your machine. . * Patterned fabric not only looks pretty but can hide dodgy stitching! Right, onto my suggestions for beginner projects: Free Clothes Patterns. Posted on | October 9, 2008 | 7 Comments I originally became interested in patternless sewing, many years ago, because I had a hard time finding patterns in my size.
Nowadays, patterns in large sizes abound. 101 Sewing Tutorials for Summer! Free Patterns - Your Style Rocks. Design by rma / Pattern by Your Style Rocks!
This is the pattern for the 1950s inspired dress that rma designed for our "Past Perfect" contest. It can be worn with a petticoat or you can just leave it away if you prefer a more floaty look for your skirt. We made our own embellishment for the top but of course you can use something off-the-shelf as well. Ours is detachable, so we can always decide whether we're in the mood for some extra attention or not! :-) Please consult our size comparison table, our table of body measurements and the "Patterns" section of our FAQs before you download and print a pattern. Detailed sewing instructions for this pattern are available here. Download the pattern:
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