How to Create Elastic Shirring November 27th, 2008 Email 87 users recommend By using elastic thread and a simple straight stitch, you can create professional-looking shirring such as on this neckline. Cal Patch This is the elastic thread that will allow you to do the shirring. Using tailor's chalk or a disappearing pen, mark dotted lines on your garment where you want to place the shirring. Photo: Cal Patch You've seen elastic shirring on shirts and dresses in stores, but did you know you can do it yourself? You'll need to get yourself some elastic thread before you begin. 1. 2. 3. 4. That's really all there is to it! Miscellaneous married to a bmw Free Sewing Patterns: Miscellaneous 06. December 2008 · Write a comment · Categories: Sewing Back to Free Sewing Patterns Share this: More Connect Search Categories Archives © 2011 married to a bmw. Design by picomol.
Retro Fun: Toddler's Laminated Project Apron Keep your tots tidy with this adorable apron for art projects and more. We used laminated cotton for a easy, wipe-clean finish. Everyone who's anyone is adding this wonderful substrate choice to their new fabric collections. We give you some tips for sewing with it (it's really easy), and a toddler-sized pattern to download. Depending on the child's build, it's meant to fit a toddler up to about a 4T to 5T. Whip one up, then whip out the poster paints. Laminated cotton is simply a regular cotton coated (laminated) with either vinyl or a clear polyurethane on one side, which means the back is still soft cotton. This substrate is quite nice to work with, but you do need to remember a few things. Do NOT iron the laminated side. Contributors Project Design: Alicia Thommas Sample Creation and Instructional Outline: Liz Johnson Kitchen Linens Related Articles
Ivy Designs Dress Pattern Guest Giveaway Do you have little girls in your life? Don't you just love little girl dress patterns? Yes. Their Montana Pinafore Dress also works well with any of their appliqué designs.♥ Sewing skill level: Advanced beginners to Intermediate ♥ PDF sewing pattern with step-by-step tutorial, including photos and illustrations. ♥ Their patterns are of a high standard - neat and precise computer illustrations. Their Scarlett Skirt featured above. And their Henrietta Head Scarf featured above. Grosgrain Giveaways can be entered by any one of three ways Fabric Labels Tutorial Many people have asked me how I make my labels so I have decided to make this little tutorial including pictures and any little tips that I have learned along the way. You will find that making your own labels is quite simple and much cheaper than purchasing custom labels. Pour yourself a cup of tea and enjoy. Materials needed:computer, graphics program (I used photoshop) & inkjet printerregular printer paperiron-on transfer paperutility knife, cutting mat & metal rulerribbon (I used 1/2 inch natural cotton twill tape)iron & ironing boardscissors Step 1: Design your image using your program of choice working with a resolution of 300ppi for a clear image. The height of your image should be smaller than the width of your ribbon. Step 2: Print your labels. Step 3: Cut out the images preferably into long strips using your utility knife, cutting mat and ruler. Step 4: Iron the transfer onto the ribbon. Step 5: Peel off the backing paper. Step 6: Use them!
Cook Clean Craft: Men's Jeans to Toddler Pants Tutorial I’ve seen a few blog posts for converting men’s pants or jeans to toddler-sized jeans, but they all seem to involve a lot of seam-ripping, deconstructing and lots of sewing. I was after a quicker and easier way – I get limited time at the sewing machine each week, and I want to see results! Also, the pants I had picked up cheaply at the thrift store had an unfortunate blow-out, so I needed to work around this: I prefer flat-front pants (where there is only elastic in the back) as I think they look a bit snazzier, but you could erasily do this with a full elastic waist. (Note: the pattern pieces won’t line up perfectly with the curve of the centre seam, but it shouldn’t make much difference to the fit of the pants.) Step 4. Step 5. Step 6. If you don’t have an overlocker, do a zig-zag stitch in the seam allowance before sewing with a machine, or just sew the seam and don’t worry about finishing off. Step 7. Step 8. Step 9. Step 10. Step 11. Step 12.
Summer Dress Made this little dress yesterday for my five-year-old, just in time for the first day of summer. I based the design on a Liberty of London for Target dress that we bought in the spring — a very simple pattern with elastic at the top and simple straps (without elastic). I used just a 1/2 yard of fabric so added the gingham bit at the bottom for length. MADE: TUTORIALS by Dana on July 2, 2008 Click an image below for step-by-step instructions and easy sewing projects. Don’t worry…we won’t leave you hanging! We’ve got all the nitty gritty details. NOTE: If you’re looking for PATTERNS, they’re in the SHOP Leave a Comment Previous post: Advertise Next post: for ME SUBSCRIBE to MADE via EMAIL Enter your email address:Delivered by FeedBurner Purchase my new BOOKS! | Copyright © 2014 MADE * All Rights Reserved | Web Hosting By RFE Hosting WordPress Admin
Girl's Gone Child: Gone Style: Fable's Homemade Dresses *updated with winner, below* Several months ago, my mom happened upon a local fabric store she hadn't any idea existed a few mere miles from her house. "Bec! So I did. "These would make perfect pockets!" "And this for the trim?" "Oh, totally. "High five!" I've been dying to sew ever since but haven't had the time nor the sewing-without-my-mom-nearby-skills (not to mention a sewing machine) to do so. And she did. Nine Dresses, Three Patterns 1. 2. This green dress is my favorite. 3. Okay so I lied about the green bird dress being my favorite dress. (My mom made it out of curtain fabric) I think it might be hers, too. So! *Congratulations to commenter #59, Emily! retro mama