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

By Deepika Prakash

This publication comprises the simplest hands-on insider stitching suggestions from the preferred stitching site PatternReview.com, a group of greater than 170,000 participants. The entries are accumulated from the website’s huge, immense database of members’ shared reviews and recommendation, rated via hits and stories. additionally incorporated are 5 detailed how-to good points through PatternReview.com's grasp lecturers and trend designers, who on a regular basis behavior on-line chats and workshops (including Kenneth King, Susan Khalje, Sarah Veblen, Shannon Gifford, and Anna Mazur).

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To pin the flounces to the dress, mark the center front and center back of each flounce and of the garment. Pin the flounces in place, right side down on the garment with the flounce hemline toward the garment neck. 2. To join the flounce sections (the side seams), use a conventional machine so the seam allowances can be pressed open in order to control bulk. Sew the sections of each tier together before attaching to the garment or hemming. 4. To sew on the flounces, I chose a 2-step zigzag stitch, which secured the seam allowance well, and has built-in stretch, preventing popped or broken stitches during wear.

Diana M 237 I mounted thread racks on overthe-door hooks. to keep the spools from slipping off the rack, I cut plastic straws approximately in thirds and used them as dowel extenders. Eureka! —Patti B COnTain yOuR bObbinS 239 the old wood trays printers once used to hold lead type are divided into compartments, each the perfect size for storing a slender thread spool and its matching bobbin. they're generally easy to find at flea markets. If you hang them so the long dimension of the compartments is vertical, you can rest the spools on the horizontal dividers and top each with its bobbin.

If you already have the Adobe Professional you can use that to the same effect. —kkkkaty Deepika adds: there is various free software available for creating pdf documents; search online if you do not have any. , “sleeve”) face up. this silly tip has actually saved me more minutes than I’d like to admit. —bkool 221 If you have a favorite sewn item to make from a particular pattern, fold the parts that you use with the instructions around them, separately from the ones you don’t use, and slip them into the envelope.

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