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Power Sewing. How to Sew Gathering Stitches. Nicole Mallalieu Design - Tips and Tutorials for Making Bags and Purses. Tips & Tutorials Back to top VIDEO TUTORIAL - How to set in eyelets with a setting tool VIDEO TUTORIAL - Simple method for inserting purse feet.

Nicole Mallalieu Design - Tips and Tutorials for Making Bags and Purses

VIDEO TUTORIAL - How to Use a Clover Quick Yo Yo Maker This is an absolute must-read for anyone embarking on bag-making! Resources: Machine Needles. Selecting the correct needle for your project is just as important as selecting the fabric, thread and stabilizer.

Resources: Machine Needles

There are different sizes and types of needles for different types of fabric. The European metric sizing system for sewing machine needles is numbered from 60 to 110. The American sizing system is numbered from 8 to 18. Products > Interfacings > Iron-on Woven interfacings > G 785. Like all interfacing made by Vilene, the interfacing is always cut in a lengthwise direction, and thereby follows the grain of the fabric.Using a low heat – iron setting at wool/silk – first apply quickly to prevent any warping, then slowly glide the iron with pressure 6 x over the entire area - iron setting: wool/cotton.

Products > Interfacings > Iron-on Woven interfacings > G 785

Allow the pieces to cool flat for about 30 minutes, so that the adhesive can set properly. We strongly recommend that you attach a small piece of interfacing to a fabric remnant with your iron first to make sure that the hold and the adhesion meet your expectations. How to Create Elastic Shirring. November 27th, 2008 Email 87 users recommend.

How to Create Elastic Shirring

The Seam Method of Pattern Alteration. An innovative technique for pattern alteration that's simple to understand and easy to do, offering options other techniques don't. by Judith Rasbandfrom Threads #85, pp. 48-51 When I was studying pattern alteration in college, I learned that no matter what method you use to alter a pattern, when you're done, all that's really changed is the outline, or outer edge of the pattern.

The Seam Method of Pattern Alteration