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Free Sewing Book: Beginning Sewing Lessons

Free Sewing Book: Beginning Sewing Lessons
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30 Great Places to Buy Fabric Online | The Humble Nest You can make the greatest stuff with your sewing skills but if you don’t have great fabric to work with your projects just won’t turn out as well. Finding fabric that is perfect for your needs can be a bit of a hassle and it’s often a task that’s best done in person so you can gauge weight and texture. Yet, some of the best deals on fabric, especially imported or designer fabric, can be found online. Here are a few sites that I’ve found to be particularly useful in finding and buying great fabrics. UPDATE: I appreciate all the comments and recommendations, but please check out my follow up post for additional sites. Big Sites These sites offer wide selections suited to basic sewing needs. Joann Fabric and Crafts: You’ll find pretty much the same collection of fabrics on the Joann site as you would in the store. Budget Need to do some design on a dime? Fashion Fabrics Club: Lots of fabrics some nice and some, well, not so pretty. Specialty and Imports Designer Sites Like this: Like Loading...

Fabric Cutting Techniques & Tricks I had a run in with a piece of rayon spandex jersey this past week. I ended up cutting it with an underlay to keep it from moving around. It reminded me that an underlay is useful for other things besides chiffon, georgette, and charmeuse. WHAT IS AN UNDERLAY? WHY DO I NEED TO DO THIS? If you are cutting pairs, like 2 sleeves or 2 fronts, make sure you lay your fabrics face to face so that you don’t end up with 2 left sleeves. ESTABLISH A STRAIGHT GRAIN If it’s a fabric you can tear, like chiffon, that’s the easiest way to establish the straight grain. Use weights to hold the start of the fabric at the line you have drawn at a right angle from the edge, across your paper underlay. LAY OUT YOUR FABRIC ON THE UNDERLAY Once your fabric is laid out on the starting grain, smooth it out absolutely flat ( a c-thru ruler brushed lightly across the surface to eliminate bumps can help); make sure to place weights on the fabric to keep it that way. Do not use pins! Pinning will distort the fabric.

Free Online Sewing Classes Whether you yearn to sew clothes, quilts, or decorative items, you can expand your skills and learn new techniques simply by turning on your computer and checking out a few free online sewing classes. There's no need to invest in expensive lessons when you have such a wide variety of free ones right at your fingertips. Free Video Sewing Lessons For people who prefer to see what they're learning, video lessons reign supreme. Along with comprehensive voice instructions, viewers can witness each step of the lesson and see a finished sample created start-to-finish by an instructor. Teach Yourself to Sew by Judith Neukam One great resource for online lessons is Teach Yourself to Sew. Homeschool Blogger Beginning Sewing Series Another option is the Homeschool Blogger Beginning Sewing Series. Simplicity Sewing Videos Both new sewers and experienced stitchers will enjoy Simplicity Sewing Videos. The Crafty Gemini Free Sewing Classes Burda Style Sewing Lessons eSewing Workshop Free Text-Based Classes

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 hope you find it useful too, because it took and if you just go on and on about how great it is I will feel much better about the kink in my neck from all the linking :). So bookmark it, pin it, or feel free to link to it – just please don’t copy and paste it (that would make me sad with a kinked neck!). 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! ~Destri Tagged as: sewing tips & techniques

Free Sewing eBooks Trucs et conseils pour la fabrication de costumes médiévaux Table des matières Dans le cadre des grandeur-natures (GN), le costume du personnage ajoute une dimension essentielle à toute la fin de semaine. Ce petit guide en ligne est une compilation de trucs et conseils pratiques pouvant aider à la fabrication de tels costumes, à la fois réalistes et confortables, mais où une touche de fantastique est accepté car rappelons-le, les GN ne sont pas du tout des événements de recréation médiéval. Dans le cadre des GN, imaginons par exemple un guerrier qui aurait l'air d'un "spud", tel que décrit par Dagorhir, comment ne pas s'empêcher de décrocher! Le contexte des aventures se prête facilement à la confection d'un costume qui peut être avant tout: Puisque le contexte des aventures est à la fois médiéval et fantastique, nous pouvons nous permettre quelques divergences vis-à-vis la réalité historique. 1. La première étape dans la réalisation d'un costume consiste à décider du genre qu'on veut se donner en tenant compte de son rôle. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8.

Seven Essential Sewing Skills Tasia from Sewaholic and Sewaholic Patterns wows us with her incredible style and sewing skills. Her blog is one of our favorite daily reads! Have you seen all of the gorgeous versions of her Lonsdale Dress out there on Flickr, Pinterest and your favorite blogs, all sewn up this past summer? Hello, everyone! 1. Helpful Links: 2. 3. Some great posts on pressing: 4. Here’s a great list of seam finishes to get you started! 5. There are plenty of zipper tutorials out there, but here are some great ones: 6. 7. « Hooded Tunic Tutorial Announcing: October Holiday Sew-Alongs + Giveaways »

Sewing School Welcome to the Sewing School! I get a lot of emails and comments asking about how to do certain sewing related things and where to find old posts on my blog and so in an effort to consolidate the tutorials and sewing advice you find here on A Fashionable Stitch, I’ve made up this handy dandy Table of Contents page to navigate you through what’s available here. It’s due to be added to every now and then, so check back when you are searching for something and can’t find it. Happy Sewing Adventures! xoxo, Sunni Making a muslin or a test garment (also known as a toile) is a great way to find out if certain alterations are needed for a particular pattern. Alterations for Pants/Trousers Getting a pair of pants or trousers to fit perfectly can be one of the hardest fittings we ever do as sewists. Flat Pattern Adjustments Flat Pattern Adjustments are adjustments made to the pattern before you make a muslin. Ready to add a few techniques to your to your sewing box? Need a little inspiration?

Felt Koala Stuffie Second to paper, felt is my favorite crafting material. This is a new love for me and started when I realized there are different grades of felt and that means I never need to touch the scratchy synthetic felt that is all to common at craft stores. Testing different felts we know our favorite here in the design studio is a wonderful wool blend felt or a 100% wool felt. 9 Ways To Transform Old T-Shirts Ebook [ Close Privacy Policy ] Privacy Policy / Your California Privacy Rights Revised and posted as of March 4, 2013 Prime Publishing, LLC ("Company," "we" or "us") reserves the right to revise this Privacy Policy at any time simply by posting such revision, so we encourage you to review it periodically. In order to track any changes to this Privacy Policy, we will include a historical reference at the top of this document. This Privacy Policy will tell you, among other things: Your California privacy rights. ACKNOWLEDGEMENT/YOUR AGREEMENT Company websites are not intended for use by individuals under the age of 18 or those who are not legal residents of the United States. HOW DO WE COLLECT INFORMATION AND WHAT INFORMATION DO WE COLLECT? Distribution Partners Website operators that license our ad serving technology pass information to us so that we may serve advertisements to you. Website Registration Forms We collect information about you when you register on one of our websites.

modèles de couture Sewing with Knits...It CAN Be Fun! January 6th, 2009 Email 3 users recommend Use a fusible knit interfacing on the wrong side of your knits before sewing buttonholes. Shannon Dennis Use ballpoint or stretch needles when sewing knits to avoid skipped stitches and crooked-looking seams. Using twin stretch needles to topstitch not only secures your stitch but also reduces the bulk of heavy knits and gives a professional-looking finish! Photo: Shannon Dennis Knits encompass everything from Polarfleece to T-shirts and from "slinky" to sweater fabric. First, use the correct needle. For seams, I have found that what works best is creating the seam with the appropriate seam allowance then topstitching or edgestitching. Stitch length is an important component as well. Sewing buttonholes on knit requires one simple step. The perks of sewing with knits are, to me, endless.

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. 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). Draw cutting lines to divide the piece into segments where the adjustments will be made. So that’s it.