How to: Petersham Ribbon Waistband It’s been crazy here Dearhearts – so please, if my posts are a bit scatter-brained, forgive me. Now that you know all the in’s and out’s of petersham ribbon (see last week’s post), you can start applying it in various ways to different sewing projects you may have. This is but one way, I have more still to come! Step 1 ✂ For the waistband, you will need two lengths of petersham that is your waist measurement + 1/2″ for wearing ease + seam allowances. Step 2 ✂ Next, stitch the petersham facing waistband to the skirt lining. Step 3 ✂ Now, its time to add your zipper to the lining. Step 4 ✂ Time to add the skirt lining with the zipper to the outer skirt. Step 5 ✂ Once done with the zipper, all that’s left is to stitch the waistband facing to the outer waistband along the top edge and then stitch in the ditch just below the lower edge of the petersham. And from there, you’ll have a lovely petersham waistband and a beautifully inserted zipper to boot. Happy 1st day of December! xoxo, Sunni
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Back with buckets ! Hiya, Here is my very belated bucket tutorial. I was hoping to do this for Whiplash but never mind. I fluffed the first lot of photos but had to use one of them here as I missed a step - just ignore the fact that the fabrics change won't you? There are probably a gazillion versions of these floating around in the craft cyberspace, so these are the way I make mine. For each bucket you will need:· 5 ½ x 18 ½ inch strips of outer fabric, light wadding and iron–on interfacing.· 6 x 18 ½ inch strip of lining fabric (note it is a bit bigger so you get the nice trim at the top.· Circles measuring 6 inches across in outer, wadding, interfacing and lining for the base. Step 1. With outer fabric and lining right sides together (and the wadding interfaced piece under the outer fabric) sew along the long (18 1/2 inch) edge that will be the top of the bucket. You can see the layers here. Open up and press the seam. Step 3. Take the short (5 1/2 inch) sides together and sew along creating a tube. Step 4.
How To Make An Easy and Cheap Shirt From Silk Scarves Wanna learn how to make a super cute and breezy summer top? What if I told you it only cost me about 3.50? And what if I told you it took me about 5 minutes?! I thought so. Guys, this shirt is a dream. It's super light weight and breezy. Here is how it works... You need: 2 silk scarves matching in size and color. My studio was way too messy for any good pictures of the process, so I used photoshop. So, here is a representation of my two scarves. I got home and washed them on delicate, then hung them to dry. You then layer the scarves on top of each other, right sides facing in. Basically, sew where you see the dotted lines. (But probably a bit more even..) Leave a big enough space for your head, the shirt is meant to be a bit "boat necked." Also, make sure you leave enough room for your arms, so it's loose and breezy. The shirt will naturally fall over your shoulders like sleeves. The scarf should already be hemmed when you buy it, so... that's all there is! Here is a bit of warning,
Resizing A Pattern Just when I thought I was too busy for anything except complaining about being so busy…I came up with a little tutorial sort of thing! After making the good witch of the west costume forced me back into my sewing area, I was motivated to tackle one of those projects that is easy to put off for a long, long time. Sometimes, even more than a year. This project is resizing a vintage coat pattern. During the great coat sew along I caught Marji fever (scroll down to the May 15th post) and purchased many vintage coat patterns. Then someone on PR made a fall coat out of corduroy… then I saw this fabulous wide-wale corduroy at a very good price…that also needed a home. Step 1: I went to the nearest Threads resource – mine happens to be in the sanctuary (a.k.a. sewing area, a.k.a mommy zone) – and read this article. All the other steps:Trace the original pattern and all markings (extend the grain lines the length of the piece at this point – I didn’t do this on the sleeves but should have).
Kid’s draughtsman’s pouch tutorial « TeresaDownUnder This idea was born of a need to keep drawing notebooks and colouring materials together when travelling. It holds up to 4 A4 notebooks (though really designed for only 3) and 24 pencils/texters. Easy to carry and just folds open. Inside Materials 24 strips of fabric measuring 1.5 x 5 inches each in rainbow colours4 different fabrics for the inside pockets, inside lining, outside, border and handlessome ribbon for the handlescalico fabric for the pencil pockets lining and the inside folder liningmedium weight interfacing Size of the bag The bag can be cusomised to your needs. To work out the sizes, you need to decide how many notebooks the inside pockets will hold. Place the notebooks on a pile and measure around the narrow part. Measure the notebook height and add 1 inch to it. This will give you the measurements for the lining, interfacing and outside fabric. As a way of example, I used 3 A4 notebooks. My pieces of fabric measure: Making the pencil rainbow pockets Square both strips. Handles Cut
Tutorial: Adding an elastic neckline. Sometimes a wide neckline can be softened a little by adding an elastic gather. I think it gives it a more playful finish to the garment. Great for casual tops. But as always, it's very important to do it correctly. The casing for the elastic will be created by bias binding.Leave a long tail for joining your pieces and pin to the right side of your fabric.Sew around the entire neckline stopping one or two inches back to allow room for joining your bias.I have set my bias in a small margin from the edge to allow for the overlocked edges I did. Press over your bias to the inner side of your garmentSew your second bias stitching row Feed elastic through casing.Tie off leaving a long tail.I finished my garment completely, tried it on and then adjusted the elastic.Join your elastic ends and close off your bias.
Start Our Free Online Sewing Class For Beginners Pages This Blog Linked From Here Start Our Free Online Sewing Class For Beginners Whether you just want to brush up on sewing or have never touched a sewing machine before, this is the place for you! lesson 5: How to Thread Your Machine lesson 6: How to Sew Straight, Curved, and Corners lesson 7: How to Sew a Basic Seamlesson 8: Trouble Shooting your Machine lesson 9: Basic Sewing Terms lesson 10: How to Fix Tension on Your Sewing Machinelesson 11: How to Read a Sewing Pattern Envelope ©Oh You Crafty Gal! Posted by Julie Sews Email ThisBlogThis! Labels: sewing, sewing school 23 comments: Paige MckenzieMay 13, 2013 at 5:49 PMThank you so much for this! Load more... Newer PostOlder PostHome
★ Le tuto de mon organisateur de sac Attention, voici venu le post le plus long jamais écrit sur ce blog... J'ai bossé dur, fait des dizaines de photos et pris plein de mesures pour vous livrer, enfin, le petit tuto promis il y a quelques semaines. Mais avant tout, j'attire votre attention sur le fait que ce tutoriel est mis à disposition selon les termes de la Licence Creative Commons : Citer l'auteur - Pas d'Utilisation Commerciale - Partage à l'Identique Il est interdit de vendre des organisateurs de sac cousus d'après mon modèlesur marchés, plateformes de vente de créations (Etsy, Dawanda, etc), pages facebook et e-shops.Merci de respecter mon travail ! Alors une fois que ceci est dit, si vous êtes partantes pour vous coudre un organisateur de sac avec 5 poches à l'extérieur et 2 poches + 4 emplacements de cartes + une poche zippée + 1 porte-clés à l'intérieur... et bien, je vais tenter de vous expliquer ! D'abord le matos : NB : les mesures indiquées comprennent les marges de couture d’1 cm Pour l’extérieur : Ouf ! Bravo !
The 30 Minute $6 Dress Tutorial | papernstitch - StumbleUpon Guest post by Rachael at Talk 2 the Trees. The perfect dress is hard to come by. I like my dresses to be cheap, and long enough. Here’s Your Supplies List: 1. Here’s How you Make it: 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. Here’s the tutorial in pictures… Believe it or not, this dress only took about 30 minutes to make. About the author. Sewing Tips Directory I have been wanting to make this sewing tips directory forever. A list of all the best sewing tips, tricks, and techniques from around the web all in one spot. I had some pinned, some bookmarked, others referenced on my other posts, and some just in my head. Finally, one tidy list – kind of like a yellow pages for the best sewing tips. I will continue to update this as I find more too, so if you have one that should make the list, let me know! Stitches General Tips and Techniques Sewing Machine Zippers Bias Tape & Piping Shirring Seams Making and Working with Patterns Hems Fabric Adding Fasteners Applique Buttons Handy Articles Phew! Please feel free to link up any other posts you think might be useful in the comments. Hope you are having a sunny day…I am off to get a neck massage :) ~Destri Tagged as: sewing tips & techniques