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1920s - Vintage Sewing Patterns

1920s - Vintage Sewing Patterns

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!

Free Sewing, Costume, & Quilt Patterns - SewingFreebies.com MADE: TUTORIALS by Dana on July 2, 2008 Click an image below for step-by-step instructions and easy sewing projects. Don’t worry…we won’t leave you hanging! We’ve got all the nitty gritty details. So click around and have fun. NOTE: If you’re looking for PATTERNS, they’re in the SHOP Leave a Comment Previous post: Advertise Next post: for ME SUBSCRIBE to MADE via EMAIL Enter your email address:Delivered by FeedBurner Purchase my new BOOKS! | Copyright © 2014 MADE * All Rights Reserved | Web Hosting By RFE Hosting WordPress Admin Fused Interfacing: Tailor's Tricks Block Fusing is a method that many modern tailors and home-sewists use to apply interfacing to fashion fabric yardage before the pattern pieces are cut out. Have you ever struggled keeping the interfacing layer from slipping off-grain as you attempt to fuse it to your fabric yardage? Next time, try this fast, easy, and accurate method that I learned from a Master Tailor, called "SPOT-FUSING"...And it can be done right on your cutting table! First, we need to prepare the surface of the table. Next, lay out your fashion fabric on top of your "padded" table, WRONG side UP...making SURE it is smooth. Now lay your Interfacing FUSIBLE Side DOWN on the (wrong side) of the fashion fabric, making sure it is smooth and on grain. This is where the Spot-Fusing happens :) USING a thin PRESS CLOTH, and your steam iron set to a low-wool setting, start moving your iron over the interfacing with an UP and DOWN motion. Labels: Professional Sewing Supplies, Sewing Notions, Tips / Techniques

retro mama T-Shirt Underwear I know you've got them, lurking in drawers, the back of the closet, in the "giveaway" pile: those T-shirts that are, for various reasons, both unwearable and indispensable. They are too small, too big, too short, have a stain, a hole, or some other flaw, and yet you cannot bear to part with them. I took my old t-shirts and gave them new life. They were reincarnated as underwear. The Concept My first pair came about because of an ill-shapen tee with a great air-brushed-style kitty face on the front. Late one night I was folding laundry. It's true that, as an undergarment, not many people will ever see this creation. Check out the pattern PDF. select a shirt Find a clean (if you care) shirt that strikes your fancy. sew the major seams SEW THE MAJOR SEAMS First take your crotch piece, and hem the wider end, folding the edge over either once or twice. Fold crotch piece around to the front, so that it lines up nicely with the front section, and pin it in place. try it on prep the edges

Make Baby Stuff Tutorial: Sewing Panties This post is part of the Stretch Yourself series, hosted by Miriam of Mad Mim and Miranda of One Little Minute. It is a two week long series about sewing with knits that have started last week, covering various topics like fabric selection, pattern-making, construction, finishing techniques with various style and projects by 10 guest bloggers. Today I am honored to be one of the guest blogger! Don’t forget to check out Jodi at Sew Fearless who will also posting about using stretch lace. My tutorial is for sewing your own panties, but most especially about using and attaching several types of elastics. Stretch fabric: lycra, jersey. You can also trace them yourself from the ones you already have. For most pattern, you will have three pieces, front, back, and crotch.Fold your fabric and place your pattern pieces. Sandwich the back piece between two crotch pieces, matching all the stitching marks. Stitch the sandwiched layers together using zigzag stitches. Turn the crotch inside out.

Wild Ginger Wild Things! Free software to easily design and print patterns for hats, bags, footwear, and other fun stuff. Wild Things is now available on the iPad App store. FREE Wild Things Features Wild Things! Lace Crowns -- Quick Microwave Method Update: In January of 2013 I shared a second quick-method for making lace crowns that does not use a microwave. Click HERE for that tutorial. Who wouldn't feel like instant royalty with one of these lovely handmade crowns? I often lament how little time there is left at the end of the day after chores, responsibilities, and my own creative projects, to try any of the amazing crafts I've been inspired by on Pinterest. This project is a beautiful way to repurpose bits of vintage jewelry Because the idea is nothing short of brilliant (in my opinion), creatives all over the blogosphere are adding their own unique spin to this project whose origin I've traced back to Bitter Betty Blogs. I Like Shortcuts...and I'm not ashamed to say it. Here's where my version comes in -- I'm usually short on time. Lace Crowns -- Quick Microwave Method makes ONE 18" crown 1/2 yard crocheted lace(Also look for "Cluny Lace" or "Dyeable Cotton Lace". Step 1: Place lace in a small bowl and cover with fabric stiffener.

Sewn Baby Gift Ideas and Tutorials « THE DOMESTIC DIVA’S DISASTERS™ My blog friend, Tracey, asked if I had any ideas on what to sew for a new baby. Although I have lots of ideas for great gifts, I have to keep it simple as there are not enough hours in the day to keep up with all the new babies being born around me…LOL! When I have to make quick baby gifts, I tend to do a lot of embroidery and embellishing. I’ll do lots of onesies, burp cloths, bibs, diaper covers and blankets. Baby Gift Tutorials Child Top Tutorial from JCarolineCreative Christmas Stocking Tutorial from About.com Baby Shoes from Stardust Shoes Floppy Hat Tutorial from Everything Sewing Twirly Skirt Tutorial from Going Sew Crazy Heather Bailey’s Bitty Booties Tutorial Fitted Sheet Tutorial from And Sew It Is Bib, Booties and Blanket Tutorials from New Conceptions Soft Shoes Tutorial from On Pins and Needles Onesie Dress Tutorial from Bellaluna on Craftster Reversible Baby Bonnet by Ammasmama on Craftster Ruffle Patchwork Dress Tutorial by Tuff as Snails on Craftster Hairbow Tutorial by SRKmoore

DIY Clothes Tutorial: Making an Elastic Harness [DIY Fashion]Monoxious | Monoxious Hello peeps, It’s been long since we had a post on DIY Fashion. We apologise on that part, the past month has been pretty crazy with the holiday season and setting up resolutions and priorities as the year drew to an end. We have load of exciting things lined up for Monoxious this year. Today we present something which we have been procrastinating for quite a while (which is not good since fashion waits for no one.) and raved about it back here. These are what you will need. Elastics (approx 5yards)Trimmings with hook and eyePinsBlack threadDress form (not pictured)Optional: Black Sock cat (for entertainment) Start pinning your elastics to the dress form. Just keep doing it until you’re satisfied or run out of elastics. I marked the lines a little further as you can see as elastics are stretchable and you would want the harness to be slightly snug when wearing. Sew all the straps together~!!!! And here’s the completed piece~!!!

Sewing Description: This Free Cape­let Pat­tern, from Ruf­fles And Stuff, is just per­fect for change­able Spring days. Craft Link : Free Capelet Pattern Read More : Sewing or Home Description: Use the Pleated Wrap Skirt Tutorial to create a neat little multi-season addition to your wardrobe. Craft Link : Pleated Wrap Skirt Tutorial Description : I just loooove big red flowers! Craft Link : How To Sew A Felt Dahlia Brooch Description: The Free Hobo Bag Pattern is a wonderfully roomy tote. Craft Link : Free Hobo Bag Pattern Description : Sew Much Ado provides an original and Free Maxi Skirt Pattern. Craft Link : Free Maxi Skirt Tutorial Description : This Free Broomstick Skirt Pattern requires a small bit of drafting. Craft Link : Free Broomstick Skirt Pattern Description : Make the length of the Free Baby T-Shirt Pattern short for shirts or long for dresses. Craft Link : Baby T-Shirt Kimonos Craft Link : How To Sew Perfect Corners Craft Link : Free Color Block Pillows Tutorial Hope you enjoy! No more! Enjoy!

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