1,000 Clever Sewing Shortcuts and Tips: Top-Rated Favorites by Deepika Prakash

By Deepika Prakash

This ebook includes the easiest hands-on insider stitching assistance from the preferred stitching site PatternReview.com, a neighborhood of greater than 170,000 individuals. The entries are accumulated from the website’s huge, immense database of members’ shared reviews and recommendation, rated by way of hits and stories. additionally incorporated are 5 exact how-to positive aspects via PatternReview.com's grasp academics and trend designers, who frequently behavior on-line chats and workshops (including Kenneth King, Susan Khalje, Sarah Veblen, Shannon Gifford, and Anna Mazur).

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I strung the photos on a thick serged chain and tied both ends together. this loops easily through my handbag strap. indd 31 (Text) (Ray) 31 4/30/10 10:04:47 AM 4/30/10 10:18:31 AM Job:04-18599 Title:CPI-Pattern Review:1000 clever sewing shortcuts&Tips #175 (P) Dtp:216 Page:31 managing paTTeRnS fROm magazineS 208 A portable filing folder organizes my children’s and toddlers’ pattern originals and trace-offs, and saves me lots of search time. I placed the original pattern (and the book or magazine it came from) in the first pocket; in each subsequent pocket I placed all the traced-off pattern pieces for each size (one pocket per size).

Here she shares some techniques for working with knits, demonstrating the key steps for designing and making her hoodie dress with flounces. com to learn more about Sarah, her classes, Web store, and newsletter. “W hen sewing with knit fabrics I like to utilize a pattern I have already developed. This way I know that the garment will fit, or at least be close since each knit fabric is a little different. I wanted this dress to look like an elongated hoodie, but with some interesting details to give it pizzazz and to make it just a bit girly.

However, a serger is not necessary when working with knits. In fact, I like to sew shoulder seams with my conventional machine so that I can press the seam allowances open, thereby balancing their weight. 2. Pin the sleeves to the garment and serge construct with a 4-thread configuration. On many knit garments, this method of “flat construction” (versus setting in a traditional sleeve) usually works well. I use 5 /8" (1 cm) seam allowance, but it’s fine to use any seam allowance you prefer. Press all seam allowances toward the sleeve.

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