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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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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 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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