Sewing Methods

Fold Over Elastic (FOE)

Fold-over elastic is a particular type of elastic tape that is used as a binding elastic in sewing – it has enough width to go over an edge and a dent down the center of the elastic on either sides, which aids in easy folding over fabrics. There are two things that the elastic does …

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Flat collar :Sewing tutorial

A flat collar is the type of collar that you regularly see on women’s dresses blouses; As the name suggests, it lies close to the garment’s neckline – the inside edge of the collar and the neckline are the same. It is a casual and feminine-looking collar.  This is an oft seen collar on kids’ …

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Fusible interfacing – Different types and the correct way to attach them to fabric

Fusible interfacing gives strength and stability to fabric without making it evident that you are using another layer. That is if it is correctly applied and perfectly bonded. In worst-case scenarios, the interfacing can cause bubbling on the fabric surface; it can come off when handling, washing, or change the fabric’s drape—all in all, a …

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Lettuce Edge

Lettuce edge is a decorative wavy edge finish made on knit fabrics/stretchy fabrics and even for woven fabrics.  This curly edge is a very easy way to finish the hem of knit garments. The edge ends up looking like a frill.  You just need a zig-zag stitch to make this edge finish You can use …

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Pressing cloth

A pressing cloth is a small piece of fabric but you cannot dismiss it so; It is a versatile tool for anyone who irons or presses. There are many mighty reasons why you will want to use a press cloth when you iron or press your clothes/fabrics. Reasons for using Pressing cloth It protects your …

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Best Yarns For Hand Knitting

Winter is almost here! It’s time to start making those scarves, sweaters, blankets, and socks. Even if we get these things by the dozen in shops, both offline and online we all love our hand-knitted winter clothes. And one of the most important elements in how your hand-knitted project turns out has got to be …

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How to attach Metal Rivets

Rivets are godsends for those with delicate sewing machines; and also for those with a patience-fuse when there are skipped stitches when sewing thick fabrics; and also for those who love some cool hardware and want to reinforce stitches at the same time – the kind that gives that extra coolness to jeans. Knowing how …

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Different types of BATTING & 10 things to consider in choosing the best for your project

Batting (or wadding as it is called in some parts of the world) is a non-woven textile used as an interlining material. Batting is sandwiched between layers of fabric and stitched together and is usually used for insulation and dimension. Quilted fabric is made by sandwiching batting in between two layers of fabric – this …

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