Amethyst Angel's Bookstore Have you ever wanted to create nice, professional-looking props and costume armor, but were afraid that you'd have to spend a ton of money on materials or learn to work with dangerous tools and chemicals? Well, fear no more! Amethyst Angel, award-winning cosplayer and tutorial author has written a primer detailing her armor and propmaking methods, developed over years of practice and experimentation and incorporating many easy-to-learn skills. You CAN create realistic-looking and impressive costume armor and props using simple tools and durable, lightweight materials like styrene, craft foam, wonderflex and paper mache. These books will show you how! Photos and Text by Teresa Dietzinger. Each book contains hundreds of full-color photos and illustrations detailing every step of my armor and propmaking process! *Setting up a project workspace *Information on tools and materials and where to buy them. c. 2007-8 by Teresa Dietzinger Visit her Prop Blog Today!
Leena's.com: PatternMaker Tutorial Web Site Copyright ©1998-2000 Leena Lähteenmäki, Järvenpää Use PatternMaker ladies' coat/robe macro to draft patterns to this coat. To download and buy macros, please go to the PatternMaker Website. In the macro there are options for two kinds of hoods, normal and integrated. See picture. Iron interfacing to coat's front and back facings, under collar and pocket flaps. Only vertical coat seams need to be overlocked. Cut a seam at the linings CB and add extra width to the seam, to form a pleat. Sew pocket flaps together along the outer edge right side to right side. Sew pockets to the front pieces. Sew a rectangle around the pocket mouth line, sewing through all thicknesses. If you need more instructions of how to sew pockets, refer to the general sewing instructions on this site. Sew the coat's shoulder and side seams. Prepare collar. Place collar on the coat's neckline, with right side of under collar against the coat's right side. Prepare sleeves. Prepare lining. Do the final pressing.
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!
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 »
Axis Powers Hetalia-Spain Cosplay Wig FREESHIPPING style:Axis Powers Hetalia-Edward Cosplay Wig material:100% Kanekalon fibercolor:Dark Brown length:short notice:*This Wig is made of Kanekalon fiber.This wig is on an adjustable net-cap. So it can fit most head sizes.(up to 60cm head circumference)*The wigs in the picture has been styled with a wig comb. =care instructions=Brush the wig gently.Wash in cold water with shampoo and wash gently. To avoids the sunlight perpendicular incidence, please take care of the place which very soon illuminates. *This Wig is made of Kanekalon fiber, it CANNOT resist high temperature.Please DONOT use electric driers , irons, or any hot instruments. new, unworn My goal is to make sure you are a happy customer and pleasant shopping with us If you have any questions, please ask us. Import duties, taxes and charges are not included in the item price or shipping charges. =About items= =Shipping Terms= We only ship to the confirmed address provided by PayPal. =Shiping Cost= We are glad to offer combine shipping.
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. 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? Hemming Need a little direction on how to mark a hem?
How To Sew Darts - Coletterie For beginners, sewing darts tends to seem like a complicated step. I know that I was confused about getting a straight line and ending right at the point. Double pointed darts seemed even more confusing. Straight Dart Straight darts have only one point with dart legs along the edge of the pattern. 1. 2. 3. Curved Dart Curved darts are often used around the bust as they can be very flattering. 1. 2. 3. Double Point Dart Double point darts tend to be found on dresses with simple lines. 1. 2. 3. 4. 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.
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Zippered inner bag pocket **UPDATE** If you'd like this tutorial (or any of my others) in PDF format click here. Note: to view the PDF tutorial, you will need the latest Adobe Viewer program. Get the latest version of the viewer absolutely free by clicking on the button below: Here is a tutrorial for zippered pockets inside bags. They look smart, they prevent your valuables from going 'walkies', they make essentials such as lippy and your mirror easy to get at, and a girl can never have too many pockets in her bag! A zippered pocket in one of the lining pieces of my bag-to-be. Here's how I put it together Shopping list (as if you were buying from a shop, if not using stash fabrics 0.5 yard of fabric for pocket0.5 yard of Vilene Firm Iron-on1x 7" Zip Click on any of the pictures to make them bigger. 1. Iron the same sized interfacing onto the wrong side of pocket pieces. Sew some stitches around the end of the zip to secure the zip halves (as shown in the pic) Sew this end of the zip together. 2. 3. 4. 5.
Old Sewing Machine Maintenance According to the old Singer parts lists, that big spokey wheel on the end of your vintage Singer is the balance wheel. According to most folks who use a vintage Singer it’s the handwheel, so it’s the handwheel as far as we’re concerned here, and we’ll be looking at its removal and replacement, with a bit of a detour on the way. But why, pray, would anyone want to take the thing off? Well, you could be taking a machine apart because it’s in a disgusting state and cleaning it will be so much easier if you take off some of its bits. Or maybe you want to change the handwheel for a different one? “The clutch?” Well, the clutch is what lives behind that big chromed knob in the middle of your handwheel, and without the clutch your machine would be nowhere near as user-friendly as it is. That upping-and-downing is the motion, which you stop by unscrewing the stop motion clamp screw when you want to wind a bobbin. As you take the chromed knob off, one of two things will happen.