The Top Proven Tips You Need When Sewing Knits

The Top Proven Tips You Need When Sewing Knits

  • February 18, 2016
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There’s a notion about knits that these are unmanageable to sew. It’s not that easy to sew compared to common fabric like cotton, but knowing the right tips, you will be able to sew in comfort. Here are some tips and information that you should know when sewing with knits: Knits doesn’t require accurate and precise measurements. You need to give it an “allowance” or enough room for adjustments because it has a tendency to get fit in your body if the measurements aren’t perf...

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Tested Hacks and Tips for Sewing Vintage Dresses

How to Get Started Sewing Vintage Dresses

We’ve seen a lot of them from boutique shops and at some point fashion runways, and somehow those dainty vintage dresses got us wondering if it’s actually possible to sew a similar design ourselves. The first time I crushed on a vintage dress from a local shop here, I immediately took out my Vogue sewing pattern to give it a try. Apparently, sewing vintage designs are not as easy as I thought. They are all about precision, and some of the terms can also be so vintage, making it a challenge t...

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Hand Stitching Tutorials For Your Hand Sewing Projects

Hand Stitching Tutorials For Your Hand Sewing Projects

  • February 15, 2016
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Hand stitching is very important especially if you are just working on small sewing projects that it doesn’t require you to use a sewing machine. It is also very helpful for repairing simple damages on your dresses or on your fabric. Instead of going to a tailor or dressmakers, you can do it on your own by performing those simple hand stitches. Here are some helpful information about hand stitching and how to perform it: Securethe thread with tiny back stitches at the beginning of the work and...

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What You Can Expect from A Sewing Workshop

What You Can Expect from A Sewing Workshop

As we end the first month of the year, we are no seeing several invites for classes and workshops exclusive for sewing enthusiasts. Some of these workshops come at a hefty rate, while some are also conducted within the community with people you already know. As a sewing hobbyist myself, I have also come across with these invites, and had my own apprehensions at first. I've been so used to learning things by myself, so why would I need to learn it from someone else, instead? However, I realized ...

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Timeless Accessories that Every Woman Must Have

Timeless Accessories that Every Woman Must Have

With the overwhelming choices of both genuine and fancy accessories, it's getting harder to settle with just one piece of each accessory type. But, who says you have to settle with one right? Collecting accessory items is undeniably on top of the list of fashion-forward women. However, in the midst of these collections, there are some accessory items that should ideally be part of the collection. At times, with the array of options and other trends coming up, we tend to lose track of the ba...

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The Different Pros And Cons That Your Fabric Has

The Different Pros And Cons That Your Fabric Has

  • February 10, 2016
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There are a lot of things to consider in buying your fabric. It is very important to know what your clothes are made of. In this case, fabric, you must know if it is natural or synthetic, its comfort, how to take care of it, cleaning and also its lifespan. Here are some things you might consider beneficial in knowing your fabric: Cotton As we all know, this is the most common and popular natural fabric. This is the fabric of our lives. The touch… the feel... I bet almost all of us love th...

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Sewing Fabric Silk: The Beautiful Queen of Fabrics

Sewing Fabric Silk: The Beautiful Queen of Fabrics

  • February 09, 2016
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Silk is the strongest natural fiber known to man. Its shimmering appearance is the result of its fiber’s triangular, prism-like structure allowing light to refract from different angles. Here are some of its great qualities and the advantages of using it: (according to Texeresilk.com) Because of its natural protein structure, silk is the most hypoallergenic of all fabrics. An all-climate fabric, silk is warm and cozy in winter and comfortably cool in summer. Its natural temperature-regulatin...

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Some of the Most Common Fancy Fabrics You Should Know

Some of the Most Common Fancy Fabrics You Should Know

We often used fancy fabrics whenever we want to create or sew holiday dresses or dresses for very special occasions. These fancy fabrics aren’t the always the easiest to sew with. But I’m pretty sure that it’s worth the struggle. The three commonly fancy fabrics are silk, satin, and taffeta. Taffeta and satin refer to the weave of the fabric, while silk is the specific type of fiber. You can actually have silk taffeta and silk satin. Taffeta Let’s talk about taffeta. This fabric is usua...

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Some Helpful Sewing Tips and Techniques You Need

Helpful Sewing Tips and Techniques

  • February 05, 2016
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Sewing is a really fun thing to do. Not only that, you can also save your money when you have the skills because you can sew things by yourself instead of hiring someone to sew for you. But in the process of sewing, there are times that you might get irritated by those things that look like simple to do yet you cannot easily accomplish. So here are some tips and techniques that you might find helpful. How To Tie a Knot Usually, we make knots in thread by doubling the end of the thread in a loop...

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9 Useful Tips to Remember When Sewing a Chiffon Fabric

9 Useful Tips When Sewing a Chiffon Fabric

  • February 04, 2016
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Chiffon is a lightweight, sheer fabric made from cotton, silk or synthetic fibers. It’s used frequently in evening wear and lingerie, but also works well for blouses or other light, airy garments. Chiffon can be quite slippery, which makes it tricky to work with. It’s not recommended for your first foray into machine sewing, but if you’ve got the basics down, it’s worth giving it a shot. Read on to uncover a few sewing chiffon tips to make the process easier! Use Fabric Weights By using...

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