Sewing Methods

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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Sewing PLEATS : 10 Golden Tips

Pleats are fabric folds added in a design to restrain extra fabric or to add extra fullness or as a design element for texture, contrast, movement, change in silhouette, etc.  They are added to clothes, accessories, and home decor in many different ways. They can be made singly, throughout the width of the garment or …

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How to Sew Knife-Pleats

What are knife pleats? Knife pleats are crisp, side-way pleats, with equal space from top to bottom. The pleats are all of one size vertically but widthwise one side (pleat width) is wider than the other (inner fold) because of which the pleats lay to the side. A knife pleat is sharp like the edge …

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Kick pleat

Kick Pleat is an inverted pleat combined with a slit made at the hem of skirts to allow freedom of movement. It is formed on a seam and looks like an inverted pleat but opens up to a slit or vent. This is usually used in close fitting skirts and dresses, on the back seam …

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How to use a Hem tape

A crisp hemline is a thing of beauty, don’t you think?. Do you not want your pant hems to stay nice and elegant all day, maintaining their shape. A floppy hemline is not so appreciated unless it is a blouson one. And it is all so easy with a hem tape (used to stiffen hemlines). …

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How to sew Neckline Slits

Neckline slits are cute. They are cuter when they are on the front but they are still cute on the back – it is an easy way to sew an opening for your top or dress. To sew this cute neckline slit, cut out your bodice, mark your neckline and then cut a facing for …

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3 types of Enclosed Seams

When sewing clothes or anything with see-through fabrics, or too heavy and/ or fraying fabrics, you do not want those obvious fabric edges of your seam allowances visible on the outside. This is when an enclosed seam comes to your rescue. No seam allowance visible on either side of the seam – very neat and …

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What is Frogging in sewing

I am called ‘clueless’ at home – always the last person to get the joke. Someone who didn’t know what LMAO was and thought ATM was the place where you got the money (it is that, but also ‘At The Moment’ which apparently is big nowadays). I had a lot of UFOs in my cupboard …

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