Glossary of Posts on Sewguide

All the posts related to sewing, fashion, fabric, clothes, embroidery, alteration, fashion designing, surface embellishing techniques published on this site in one place
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Hello & Welcome. This page is meant as a navigation for all (almost all) the posts published on sewguide.


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Fashion styles

Fashion styles of the past

Sewing Tools

SEWING TECHNIQUES – Stitches and stitching



Bead Work

Parts of clothes

  Necklines & Collars



Sleeve Pattern Drafting tutorials

Tips for sewing different fabrics







Buying guides for clothes


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Author: Sarina Tariq

Hi, I love sewing, fabric, fashion, embroidery, doing easy DIY projects and then writing about them. Hope you have fun learning from sewguide as much as I do. If you find any mistakes here, please point it out in the comments.

41 thoughts on “Glossary of Posts on Sewguide”

  1. Loved your way of explaining things shortly. Want a conversation with you please ….
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  2. Hello,
    Found your site by researching waterproof fabrics. I am making a CLOTH shower curtain liner and wanted to know which product is best. I was hoping for nothing with plastic, POCs, PVCs, or coated with toxic sprays. Any suggestions?

    • Have read about PEVA which is polyethylene vinyl acetate and free from these harmful chemicals as in other waterproof curtain liner materials

  3. I’m making rain hats and I’m looking for a medium weight water resistant nylon fabric that will hold it’s shape but also plyable

  4. Hi sarina If I Want See Your new post how can i do?

    and do you teach how to make suit and jacket pattern?

    and i want to know if you abou hausa cloth and agbad etc

  5. I would love to receive your emails. Could not find a place to sign up. Email address is below. Would you please add my address to your list?

  6. I am looking for the best way to handle recycled rayon pieces (think Hawaiian shirts) into a dress. I have never worked with rayon. Would using starch be a good way to stabilize while cutting & sewing? Should the seams be finished in some way, such as serging? Any help would be appreciated. Thank you! pjstitches!

  7. Hello – Would you be able to provide a pattern for a bias cut long nightgown sleeveless, maybe with spaghetti straps? Also can you give me an idea of how much fabric is needed? I’m about size 12 US and 5’5″ tall.
    Thank you

  8. am 84, and have been sewing since I was 9 years old.
    BUT you can always learn new and interesting things.
    I am looking forward to learning more,, on your website.

    • Hi Carol
      That is a long time sewing. You must know lots. So nice to connect with you.
      Thanks for the comment.

    • Hi, Carol! I’m a young 70 and have had a needle in my hand since I was 4. Isn’t it wonderful? I, too, always read anything that comes to hand; you never know when it may be something new to you or make your flashbulb pop. Hope to hear back from you. pj stitches!

  9. Hi!
    I am loving this page! I saw all the presser feet you had listed and wondered where I could buy the box of all of them? Is that possible or are they sold separately?
    I have a low shank snap on Brother XR9550PRW.
    Thanks for any help you can give me!

  10. Just stumbled on this site and signed up for emails. Fantastic wealth of resources and information! Thank-you!
    I have a question….. I love the shorts with the fitted front and elasticized back but I don’t care for the zipper. Is there a way I can make them as pull ons?

  11. Hi,
    I make my own clothes, bags etc – some of them for somewhat unique functions; I am in a wheelchair, and regularly have to build new bags that are suspended under the chair, but – as stated, i do my own clothes etc as well.
    Recently, i am having a lot of trouble getting suppliers to supply the materials i need.
    Is there any chance that you can direct me to some standard specifications and terminology for a variety of materials – including very strong, tough, water proof materials that are durable.
    I am hoping that if i can get hold of the standard specifications as used by the suppliers, i will have a better chance to actually receive the resources i need, rather than having to repeatedly return most of what they send me. If i can speak their “language” weaves, strengths, thickness etc.
    do you know where i can find such information, preferably in pdf format, but anything that helps wold be good.

    Many thanks,

  12. I painted on fabric and would like to embroider words using my embroidery machine. The Viking people were no help knowing is it possible to do without damaging the machine and what process should I use. Can you help?


    • Hi Judy
      Textile artists do this all the time – it will not damage your machine as far as I know, unless you sew over super thick paint and you tax your machine too much. You need soft fabric paint done without it being too thick on the surface. If the the paint is too thick the machine may refuse to move and you may also get holes. Don’t use puff paints or dimensional paints. But otherwise it should be fine. Ensure that painted surface has dried fully for one week or even more. Use a cut away stabilizer on the back and embroider. Hope this is what you were looking for. Here is the page on painting on fabric.

  13. wow, you are such an expert with clothing, fabrics and all kinds of designs. Hats off to you! Even a novice like me who could not even hold a needle properly can now claim that stitching and embroidery are a hobby to me.

  14. Hi l had to check out your site before l submitted my e-mail. This seems like a great place to learn some things.

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