Easily solve common sewing machine problems Don't let broken needles or skipped stitches ruin your sewing! Learn how to fix common sewing machine problems in this free Craftsy class presented by Baby Lock. Whether you need to solve common sewing machine problems or want to brush up on the anatomy of your machine, Amy Alan covers all the bases in Sew Ready: Machine Basics. In this free Craftsy class presented by Baby Lock, you'll learn how to thread, clean and use your machine. Men's Shirt Refashion Before & After / Recycler une chemise d'homme en débardeur FollowPics Men’s Shirt Refashion Before & After / Recycler une chemise d’homme en débardeur Source: Report this image Share this: Tags: 2 sew, crafty, DIY, Diy clothes to make, per fer un mateix, Sew in love, Sewing, Sews Before 'Hos, Try X3 Nautical Accessories for this Summer10 Fashion Trends for Fall/Winter 201310 Beautiful DIY Belts
How to Choose the Right Thread for Sewing The success of a sewing project can be traced all the way back to the raw materials chosen, including the thread. The importance of thread is not to be underestimated, as it is the fiber that is literally holding everything together. Matching the correct thread for the task at hand is just as important as matching the fabric to the pattern. Silk thread A good rule of thumb is to pair like fibers with like fibers. Based on that idea, silk thread is perfect for using with silk fabric.
Day 21 - Fabric boxes I found a few pics of these sweet little fabric boxes in the latest issue of Cotton Time and thought I'd make one to sit on the table to hold Christmas nibbles etc.. At the moment though Bella and James are using it to hold textas and christmas cards! So easy to make - just sandwich two pieces of fabric (for the top and bottom) plus a piece of interfacing (to stiffen it a little) and some ribbon for the ties....stitch together and turn in the right way and then you have a sweet little box that can be untied and rolled up when you want to store it.
Sew Your Own Square Throw Pillow on Craftsy While the weather might still be saying winter, you might be dreaming of sprucing up your outdoor space in time for spring. A box edge pillow is a useful variation to have in your home decoration sewing skill set. The box shape or square pillowcase is perfect for making cushion covers to use over foam inserts and can be customized to fit anything from a chair to picnic bench to a window seat. Here’s how to sew your own square pillow in just three easy steps! The box edge pillow only has a few extra seams, but similar to the way you might create a tote bag, the corners are seamed off and become box shape edges. Step 1: Measuring your pattern
How to customise & recycle your old t-shirts T-shirts have a lifespan, they don’t last forever, they stretch, they fade, they get stained, and sometimes the tees stay the same but the owner changes size, or just changes their taste. This got me thinking, “what do you do with a tee when you don’t want to wear it anymore? (and you don’t want to give them to charity for whatever reason)” I’ve got more than 200 t-shirts in my wardrobe (and out of it, and draped on chairs, and stacked in cupboards, and hanging on racks), and they don’t all fit me now, so I thought I’d hunt around and find out what they devil I could do with all those superflous tees. As it turns out, other people have this problem too, and there are loads of tutorials out there with interesting ideas for how to recycle your t-shirts into something ‘new’.
83,500 Vintage Sewing Patterns Put Into Online Database From Vogue, McCall’s, Butterick, And Simplicity Whether you’re an expert costume designer or have ever aspired to sew your own clothes, there is now a website with 85,300 vintage sewing patterns on it, including patterns by McCall’s, Vogue, Butterick, Simplicity, and many others. Because this database of vintage sewing patterns is a collective group effort, the number of patterns on it is constantly growing. Many have fond memories of visiting the local fabric store with their mothers to sift through clothing patterns and remember when the sewing machine was just as much of a staple in the household as a computer is now. If you long to recreate those moments and sew your own clothes, the Vintage Patterns Wiki website has a massive selection of vintage sewing patterns available for you, none of which came after the year 1992.
How to Make a French Knot: FREE Tutorial + Helpful Tips Oh, those naughty knots! The French knot is one of those hand embroidery stitches that is either your best friend or your worst enemy. Some people love ’em, and some people hate ’em.