Posts Tagged "Sewing Techniques"

How to Attach Lining to an Invisible Zipper With a Sewing Machine

Posted by on Aug 19, 2014 in Sewing | Comments

When sewing the lining into a garment with an invisible zipper opening, many sewing patterns instruct you to hand sew the lining to the zipper tape on the inside using a slip stitch. It is usually possible to attach the lining to the zipper by sewing machine instead for a faster, stronger and cleaner finish. This post demonstrates how to sew the lining to to the invisible zipper of a garment without any hand sewing. Read more

Pattern Hack Your Way to 9 New Looks This Summer!

Posted by on Aug 10, 2014 in Sewing |

Want to get the most out of your sewing patterns this summer? Make them work harder! With a bit of creative pattern hacking, you can end up with fresh new looks for any occasion, whatever your preferred style or sewing ability. So, if you need a boost of confidence or some creative inspiration, here are 9 of my favorite pattern hacks to help you create a wardrobe brimming with cute tops and blouses.

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Sewing Curved Shirt Hems: It’s Easy as a Summer Breeze With Bias Tape

Posted by on Aug 2, 2014 in Sewing | Comments

If you've ever sewn a button-up shirt with a curved hemline, you know it can sometimes be a little tricky. The hem allowance is usually very narrow, and the fabric tends to want to pucker and bunch at the hip curve as you're stitching. If you have trouble with this issue (I know I do!) you'll be happy to know there's a much easier way. The secret to getting a clean finish on a curved hemline is bias tape!

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Sewing Essentials: A Guide to Fabric Marking Tools

Posted by on Jul 31, 2014 in Quilting, Sewing | Comments

Many sewing projects require you to temporarily mark the placement of closures, darts, pockets and other design elements. This post will provide a guide to all the pros and cons of many of the different marking tools available to make choosing the right tool simple!

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How to Make a FBA (Full Bust Adjustment) on Princess Seams

Posted by on Jul 30, 2014 in Sewing | Comments

A full bust adjustment sounds like a tedious technique, but believe me, it's very easy to do and can save you a lot of fitting problems! With this step-by-step photo tutorial, you'll see how simple it is.

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