Sewing Resources

How to sew velvet and velour

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How to sew velvet and velour

Velvet is the ultimate luxury fabric - nothing quite beats the cool, rich weight of velvet against your skin. Velvet requires a gentle hand and a little patience to sew, but the results are worthwhile for a stunning, elegant garment! This guide is designed to help make sewing Velvet easier, so that you don't waste any of your luxurious fabric and feel confident creating beautiful garments! Whilst Velvet has strong historical links to European royalty - it is thought to originate from Eastern culture. Velvet, or 'quirong jin' and 'rongquan jin', was particularly popular in ancient China and Egypt where...

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How to sew viscose fabric

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How to sew viscose fabric

Viscose is notorious for being a slippery customer - but that doesn't mean you have to avoid it! Viscose is a great alternative to expensive silky fabrics with the same great drape and luxurious shine, so you definitely shouldn't overlook it when choosing fabrics for your next make! This guide is designed to help make sewing viscose easier, so that you needn't splurge on expensive fabrics if you're on a budget and sew with viscose instead. Origins of viscose: Viscose, or rayon as it is known in some countries, was originally designed to be an artificial alternative to silk. People...

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How to press fabrics

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How to press fabrics

To get the best, most professional results, pressing is an essential sewing skill to obtain. Careful pressing, rather than ironing, ensures that you end up with a shaped, creaseless garment that hangs perfectly. This guide is designed to help you press your projects and to share a few tips that will help making your sewing easier. To press a garment means to move the iron across the fabric by lifting it up and placing it back down, overlapping the areas you have already pressed with a light, even pressure. Ironing is different, as you slide the iron across the fabric....

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