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How to Sew a Facing

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How to Sew a Facing

Facing - not to be confused with interfacing - is a technique used to finish the edges and seams of your garment professionally, creating a semi-lined garment with neat seams. It involves concealing the raw edges of fabric with strip of fabric, a similar shape to your pattern piece, that lies inside the garment. Facings may be interfaced to help maintain the shape of the garment, and add shape to the concealed seam edge - which is why they are often confused with each other! Common areas which require facing on garments are; Necklines - usually only when they do...

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How To Sew with Sequin Fabric

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How To Sew with Sequin Fabric

Sequin fabric is renowned for being one of the most awkward fabrics to work with. But now is a better time than ever to face up to this material and make the most of its potential. Whether you’re creating items for your own use or to sell, the dazzle of sequins is achieving peak popularity when it comes to various areas of textile design, from clothing to homeware and even hair accessories! Now, there are all sorts of different sequin materials out there, so to try to explain them all in one article would be futile. For now, let’s focus...

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How to Sew Using Corduroy

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How to Sew Using Corduroy

Level: Confident Beginner Corduroy is well known for being difficult to care for and for producing a lot of lint, but with the right treatment and sewing process, this nightmare fabric can sew up a dream, all while producing minimal mess! Corduroy has many brilliant uses due to its durability, and in this guide, we’ll discuss the best ways to use this fantastic working fabric! Origins of Corduroy The origins of Corduroy fabric are often hotly debated by history buffs. The fabric first came into use during the 1700’s in France and Britain, called ‘corde du roi’, translating from French...

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How to choose a sewing machine needle

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How to choose a sewing machine needle

When you first begin to sew, it makes sense to sew all of your projects with the needles provided with your machine. However, as you begin to get more confident and branch out to different fabrics, it is important to consider what type of needle you use. This is because the wrong type of needle can lead to breakages, poor stitch quality and can even damage you or your machine! This guide is designed to help you see the variety of sewing machine needles available and their uses. You'll be pleased to know that nearly all sewing machine needles are...

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How to change a sewing machine needle

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How to change a sewing machine needle

Changing your needle may seem a little daunting - but really is an essential skill you need to learn when sewing. This is because a blunt or broken needle can not only damage your fabric, but also your machine. A blunt needle may also cause your thread to tangle or your machine to drop stitches - so if you are experiencing these problems, it may be a good idea to change your needle! This guide is designed to make the process as simple as possible, and help you resolve any issues that may lead to a blunt or broken needle....

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