Tutorial: Adding bias to curves Continuing on from last week where I showed you how to add bias and always catch the back, this week we look at adding bias to curves. Set your iron with the steam turned off (you don't want to burn yourself) and press the bias to the curve you are needing to sew. Pressing the bias into a curve shape will help you get a nice, neat finish. Normally you align your bias edge to the fabric edge. With curves I find it works better if your bias is overlapping the fabric edge a little. Because you can't see the fabric edge you must pin or you will run off.
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Reversible Shoulder Bag Tutorial This week I updated the instructions for my Reversible Shoulder Bag pattern I first posted in August and I created a photo tutorial (below). I love how this bag is both casual and streamlined at the same time. It's put together with only four pieces of fabric and should be easy enough for an advanced beginner to complete. The finished size is 27 inches tall and 35 inches around.
Printable Bias Tape Maker! You all know how much I love using cardstock folding templates, right? For a few years now I've been playing with the idea of a cardstock bias tape maker. Whenever I had a project involving bias tape, I would experiment, fail miserably, and scrap the idea. Well, right now I'm working on a Sis Boom pattern that requires picture perfect, 1/2" wide single fold bias tape. I have a metal tape maker that size, but I don't have the patience (or the dexterity) to keep the fabric centered for such small, even folds. So I was forced to revisit my paper folder idea, and I'm pleased to say I came up with something that actually works!
knotted jersey headband tutorial hey there LOVE STITCHED PEEPS!! it’s LESLIE from LITTLE MOOKIE back again with another fun tutorial, and while i’m a sewing contributor here, sometimes the best sewing tutes are the ones that involve ZERO SEWING! am i right? (tell me i’m right, mkay?) i’ve always wanted to learn how to tie celtic-ish style knots and this one was super cute so i started searching around for a tutorial and found this one. she used long crochet chains but i don’t crochet. so i figured, why not UPCYCLE something? one of my best friends lost 55lbs last year and she gave me all of her clothes (yay for free fabric, eh?!) How to make Binding ... by LittleKiwisClos Pattern Description: With this tutorial by LittleKiwisCloset you will be able to create matching bias binding and piping to match your special projects. Bias binding has so many uses and I use it in many of my patterns. It is really nice to have a matching or coordinating print to use as a bias binding, adding that extra little bit of oomph to your dress or top.
DIY Geometric Pouch A few weeks ago Sharpie sent me a package of their new to try out. I decided to put them to use making a zipper pouch, a project I’ve been meaning to try forever because I always need more. Can you ever have too many little pouches for organizing? Finir de poser un biais This sewing tutorial tackles two techniques in one. You need to understand how to join your bias binding strips so you can then finish them off neatly. Joining your strips: Overlay your two strips. Right sides should be together. 20 Creative DIY Project Ideas We all have many old and unused items lying around in our homes or garages waiting to be thrown away. I don’t know if you’ve noticed, but there’s a great feeling of liberation that comes after shedding old stuff. However, before you start cleaning your home, we want to show you 20 incredibly creative Do It Yourself projects that may change your mind.
How to Sew Magnetic Snaps and Invisible Magnetic Snaps A simple bag is great project for learning how to sew for beginners. One essential technique you need to sew any bag is knowing how to give the bag a closure. And, the use of magnetic snaps in bag making is a very simple and effective way to add top closures or flaps. There are two different kinds of magnetic snaps: invisible and traditional. In this post, I’ll walk you through how to install both methods — you can adapt these into many different bags! Installing an invisible magnetic snap
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Facing or Detail: Bias Binding Bias binding is an excellent thing to have on hand as it can be used for making piping, covering edges and creating facings. It comes in many different widths and folds as well as fabric types. You can even make your own! For some garments, you may want to use bias binding to finish the edges instead of facings. How to make a tote bag Here is a simple way to make a tote bag. The best part it is even reversible. You might also like to make a zippered pouch to go with your new tote!