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DIY Maxi Skirt Tutorial

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DIY Maxi Skirt Tutorial

Today we sew a maxi skit! What do we need? I have 3 metres of Black Lace Fabric, 2 meters of Plain Polycotton Fabric in Black and 70 cm of elastic. Adjust the elastic, top and hips dimensions to your body. Measure your waistline and take all that elastic. We cut out all the elements. Then we sew the elastic. First do the edges with straight stitch. Next put the sewn in gum on the other side. Then sew the edge again. And sew the fold flat. We sew the lining on the sides and sew the bottom edge. Let's take frills....

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DIY Cardigan Tutorial

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DIY Cardigan Tutorial

Do you dream of a DIY cardigan? No problem. What do we need? I chose 3 meters Plum Pattern Build-Up Stretch Fabric (CLICK HERE). First I drew on the material all the elements (all dimensions in cm). But how to draw a curve visible on the front and the back? Let's mark the dimensions that we have as points on the material, then draw a curve between them. I drew it on back then put the front to it, drew it and cut it out. You can see all the elements below. The proposed sleeves have a rectangular shape, so after sewing...

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Sewing Guide for Beginners

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Sewing Guide for Beginners

Sewing can seem very complicated for those who never tried it and don't know where to start. This guide will be very helpful if you are wondering what sewing essentials you need to sew your first garment. We created a basic list of things that may be useful for you: Needles - different thicknesses and lengths, for manual sewing and for the machine Pins - it's important that they are sharp, otherwise you can ruin the whole project at the beginning and pull the material Tailor meter Thimble Tailor's chalk - a soap, a crayon, something that can be safely...

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Washing Instructions for Different Types of Fabric

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Washing Instructions for Different Types of Fabric

Cotton is one of the easiest fabrics to care for. It can be washed in the machine - usually warm water and normal cycle works best. Any detergent will work with this fabric (for whites you can use bleach if needed). As cotton tends to shrink a lot, give the garments a gentle stretch when they come out of the wash to get them back into shape. For tumble drying we recommend to use a low setting. If it's too wrinkly you can iron it on the highest heat level once it dries. Polyester can be machine washed and we...

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How To Sew with Chiffon Fabric

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How To Sew with Chiffon Fabric

Working with chiffon can be an altogether daunting task. After all, it’s one of the most delicate fabrics out there. Its mesh like weave gives the material a truly unique semi-transparent quality which proves popular in the fabrication of a whole variety of beautiful garments, such as saris, ballet skirts, and elegant evening wear. For those interested in homeware, it can also be used to make window scarves and canopies. However, this very quality makes it seemingly difficult to sew and finish to a high-quality. Perhaps this is why we so often leave the fabrication of chiffon based items to...

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