Make. Life. Beautiful.: Flex Frame Purse Tutorial Hi, I'm Juliet and its an honour to be visiting from Tartankiwi. Firstly can I say a huge thank you to Nin, for inviting me to share this tutorial on her blog. I'm fairly new to writing sewing tutorials, so if anything is unclear please do not hesitate to ask. A few wee notes before we get started: Several people have asked me where I bought my flex frames. These came from an Etsy store. This tutorial is for the basic purse, I have not included instructions on how to appliqué the bird outline, but I have included the template with the pattern if you wish to use it. Unless otherwise stated, all seams in this tutorial are 1/4 inch. To make a Flex Frame Purse, you will need: Take the small rectangles which will form the sleeve for the flex frame. Ensure that all the short ends are lined up and sew the other end. Turn it right side out. Repeat for the other leg of the flex frame cover. Now take the fusible fleece and the outer fabric for the body of the purse. Turn the purse the right way out.
Make Your Own Clothing Labels This is part 2 of my 3 part label tutorial for textiles like clothing and bedding. Here are the 3 chapters: part 1 – what to say (or what the FTC wants you to put on your labels) part 2 – how to make them (DIY process of printing & cutting the labels on fabric) [you are here] part 3 – how to attach them (considerations for comfortable labels) This photo tutorial will walk you through how to print your own fabric labels and some lessons I’ve learned along the way. Step 1 – choose your treated fabric for your labels. In order for your printer ink to stain the fibers and last, you must use 100% natural fibers. If you don’t want to treat the fabric yourself, you can buy pretreated fabric sheets for your printer at craft stores or google them. And here is why picking your own fabric is important: you want your clothing labels to be comfortable when the garment is worn, and you don’t want them to unravel. I’ve got 2 fabric options for making your own labels that are comfortable: Done!
Fusible Interfacing More about interfacing: Woven vs. Non-Woven More about interfacing: Sew-in Interfacing What is fusible interfacing? Fusible interfacing has glue on one (or sometimes both) sides that is activated with a hot iron and allows to adhere directly to the fabric. See the glue dots? How do I fuse it? Why use fusible interfacing? I use fusible interfacing on almost every project, usually inside and out. If I need more thickness than just two layers of fusible (outside and lining) I will typically add batting, fleece or sew-in interfacing. Which interfacing should I choose? Common Types of Fusible interfacing Non-woven fusible interfacing – This is the paper kind of interfacing, rather than the fabric (woven) kind. Woven Fusible Interfacing, like Pellon SF101 – This is my favorite, and ends up backing nearly every piece of quilting cotton in my bags! Fusible Tricot – This is a fusible for knits. Fusible Fleece – I am possibly the only person I know who doesn’t reach for the fusible fleece first.
Free Pattern Fitting Series Pattern Fitting Series I am presenting a pattern fitting series entitled "My Approach to Successful Pattern Fitting". This series is written and produced solely by myself and all of the content is offered from my experience in the Fashion Industry and tailored to appeal to a DIY Sewist/Sewer. I hope that if you've had a difficult time with fitting yourself in the past that you will find my information helpful. If you'd like to read my opening post about the series I'm currently writing it's here.
Patchwork bolso pequeño .. Comentarios: LiveInternet - Russian servicios en línea Diaries Суббота, 24 Сентября 2011 г. 00:46 + в цитатник Процитировано 108 раз Понравилось: 19 пользователям 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. 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! You could also make laundering instruction labels, and quilt labels using this same method!
How To Sew An Inner Zipper Pocket I have tried several ways to sew in internal zipper pockets. I need one in every bag and I want at least one to be in every bag I make for my shop. They are so nifty, especially when you carry as much crap in your purse as I do and your cell phone rings. Anyways, it used to take me hours to make these. You need: a zipper (obviously ^^).fabric you want to use as your bags lining.fusible interfacing (Vlieseline).sewing machine, thread, scissors, the usual sewing utensils. The first step is optional. Measure your zipper and mark where to sew it in. Cut where you just marked your fabric. Fold over and press So, now I could serge the raw edges with a zig zag (or even take it to the serger) but, urgs, such tiny openings are a pain in the ass to serge. Add another strip of fusible interfacing to the other side. Now we need two rectangle pieces of fabric that will become the insides of our pocket. Now repeat the last step with your second rectangle and the other side of the zipper. Happy sewing!
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? Tasia inspires, and teaches along the way too; she is a fabulous resource for sewing techniques and more on her blog. 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 »
ОЧЕНЬ НУЖНАЯ СУМКА. Среда, 24 Августа 2011 г. 12:42 + в цитатник Процитировано 416 раз Понравилось: 30 пользователям DIY Custom Fabric Labels Custom clothing labels using iron-on transfers (©2005, www.grumperina.com. Updated September 13th, 2010. Information and images contained within this tutorial are copyrighted and cannot be used for any unintended purposes without my explicit permission. E-mail me.) Many people have asked how I make these adorable and completely customized labels for my handknits: It's simple, cheap, creative, and allows me to put the recipient's name, fabric content, care instructions, and even a little cartoon on the label! Click here to proceed with the tutorial: You will need: - inkjet printer - iron (no steam!) - satin ribbon, 5/8" - 1/2" wide, or whatever is suitable for your project - anti-fraying liquid (Fray Check , Fray Block, etc.) - iron-on transfers, whichever are suitable for your printer. Let's get started! You will need to design your label using graphic software. Follow the instructions on your iron-on transfers. You can reuse the same iron-on transfer paper over and over again. Ta da! All done!