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Thread Types. Boston Thread - buy thread, shop by Color! Content. ¾ Sleeve: A sleeve that comes to midway on the forearm.


A-line skirt: A skirt that is fitted at the waist and flares to create an "A" shape. Appliquè: Decoration or ornament applied to a larger piece of fabric. Argyle: A design with two or three colors knit into an arrangement of diamond shapes. Ballerina neckline: Low neckline, usually on strapless or cami-strap dresses. Bandeau (tube) top: A band of fabric that covers the torso. Basque waist: A dropped waistline that starts at or just beneath the natural waistline, dipping in the center to create a V shape. Bateau neck (boatneck): A high and wide neckline that runs straight across the front and back to meet at the shoulders. Bell sleeve: A flared sleeve; shaped much like a bell. Blazer: A sport or dress jacket, often with a notched collar, lapels and pockets. Boatneck (bateau neck): A high and wide neckline that runs straight across the front and back to meet at the shoulders. Box pleat: A pleat formed by two folds of fabric.

Light Weight Single Jersey Cotton 8140. Marl Grey 8140 - limited stocks. Fabric Fabric, Discount Fabric, Upholstery Fabric, Drapery Fabric, Fabric Remnants, wholesale fabric, fabrics, fabricguru,, Waverly, P. Kaufmann, Schumacher, Robert Allen, Bloomcraft, Laura Ashley, Kravet, Greeff. - Solid Drapery. Choosing Fabrics. There is such a tremendous selection of fabrics available; the job of choosing fabric can be overwhelming.

Choosing Fabrics

As you peruse the different fabrics, you may be drawn to the bright, splashy colors at first. Then, the subtle colors, interesting textures and weaves present you with more possibilities. It is essential to be informed about fabrics, so that your project is successful. But, it is still important for you to fall in love with the fabric! We will begin by breaking down the types of fabric into categories, then sub-categories. The fiber content of a fabric will determine the comfort of the garment when you wear it, and how you will need to care for the garment. Natural Fiber Fabrics CottonLinenRamieSilkWoolSpecialty Hair FibersMan-Made Fiber Fabrics Acetate and TriacetateAcrylicNylonOlefinPolyesterRayonSpandexLeathers and SuedesSynthetic SuedesVinylsFurs Natural fiber fabrics are made from materials that grow in nature.

Enough history lesson, now on to what is so great about cotton. Designer Navy Lightweight Cotton Jersey Knit Fabric # NV-48. Cotton Fabric - Definitions and Descriptions of Fabric and Cloth. Singer Sewing Machine Feet. Looking for the right Singer sewing machine foot to do the job?

Singer Sewing Machine Feet

If you're zig-zag stitching, you need a different foot than when you're sewing in a hidden zipper (zig-zag foot shown to the left), which is different than the foot you need for sewing flat buttons (did you know most Singer sewing machines can sew in a flat button with the right foot to do the job?) , which is different than the foot you need for ditch-stitching a narrow stitch. Most of the time your pattern instructions will tell you which foot, if a special foot is needed. Corset making secrets. When binding your corset, take the time to do it well.

Corset making secrets

Measure and pin where the binding needs to be - it must be even on both sides - and baste a line around to show where the binding needs to go. Trim the edge evenly and sew the binding on. Wrap it around and handsew the inside edge of the binding down - "stitching in the ditch" with your machine just doesn't look polished. See the photo of the red corset above to see how poor my own "stitch in the ditch" binding looked before I learnt this lesson! And finally, the corners - they are a pain to bind, aren't they! Singer Inspiration Line Comparison Video. Clone Yourself A Fitting Assistant.

David Coffin Duct-tape dress form (above) uses ordinary duct-tape as both the body-casting material and the final form.

Clone Yourself A Fitting Assistant

Another version of this Duct-tape dress form (not shown) is a bit more difficult but produces a closer fit. Check out this updated method for creating the ultimate fitting assistant. Sloan Howard by David Coffin A few years ago I had a custom-fitted body form made for myself, which totally changed the way I fit clothes and alter patterns. What's so earthshaking about having a clone in the sewing room? Minor adjustments become so easy and obvious when you're looking at the actual problem in fabric on "yourself" that you often don't even need a muslin or a corrected pattern. Distinctive Buttons from Sawyer Brook. How-to-make-a-simple-vest. – Your one-stop destination for D.I.Y. tutorials, tips, and supplies. How to use a Serger. Fabric Yardage Chart For Furniture Upholstery - a knol by K Butler.

Part Three - Threading The Serger - Brother Serger 1034D. Part Six - Three Thread Overlock - Brother Serger 1034D.