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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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Fabric Glossary

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Fabric Glossary

A Acetate - Known for its slick texture and glorious shine, acetate combines the breathability of cotton with the feel of silk. It is a chemical fibre textile, comprising of spun filaments of cellulose derived from wood pulp. Acrylic - acrylic is a man-made fibre that has a soft, wool-like texture. Its uneven finish resists shrinkage and is crease-resistant. Alencon Lace - originating in Alencon (France), alencon lace is often referred to as “the queen of lace”. It features intricate cutting and needlework. Alpaca - alpaca wool is a natural fibre taken from the wool of alpacas. It rivals cashmere...

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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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