Posts Tagged "Sewing Fitting"

Spring Cleaning: 9 New Craftsy Classes to Get Your Skills Sparkling!

Posted by on Mar 19, 2014 in Cake Decorating, Embroidery, Fine Art, Food & Cooking, Knitting, Photography, Quilting, Sewing |

A whole batch of new classes have arrived, just in time for spring, and we can't wait to tell you about them! Plus, discover a special discount, just for beloved Craftsy blog readers! Read more

Fitting Sleeves Is Not as Scary as It Seems

Posted by on Mar 9, 2014 in Sewing |

Two Types of Sleeves

For a beginner seamstress, sewing and fitting sleeves tends to sound a little scary at first. Once you dive into it though, you'll soon see it's really nothing to dread. To help "ease" your sleeve sewing fears, consider these helpful hints and learn to avoid some common mistakes when fitting sleeves.

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8 Types of Darts You Need to Know

Posted by on Feb 16, 2014 in Sewing |

Garment with Darts

Darts are an essential part of garment sewing because they allow flat fabric to take on a shape that will fit the body well. Take a look at how different types of darts can be used to enhanced your handmade garments.

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Sewing With Ease

Posted by on Jan 26, 2014 in Sewing |

Sewing Ease

If you've done any regular garment sewing, you've probably run into the term “ease” at some point. There are a few different types of ease that play an important role in your sewing projects and how they fit. In general terms, ease is the difference between your actual body measurements and your finished garment measurements at the same points (bust, waist, and hips). The amount of ease greatly depends on what you're wearing and what it's made out of.

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Top 5 Fashion Sewing Techniques to Learn

Posted by on Dec 3, 2013 in Sewing | Comments

Sewing Pattern

If nothing thrills you more than whipping up a custom wardrobe for yourself, then you probably consider yourself a fashion sewer. Sewers who primarily sew garments need to master a slightly different skill set than a sewer who is mostly interested in sewing home decor or accessories (though there is some overlap, of course!). Here are the Top 5 sewing techniques to learn in order to create beautiful, functional garments.

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