How To: Sewing Techniques
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Zippers come in a variety of sizes and finishes. For some sewers, zipper installation can be an intimidating part of the garment construction process. Demystify this closure with these 9 sewing techniques. You’ll learn how to install lapped zippers, exposed zippers, replace broken zippers and even move a zipper’s location. #sewingtechniques #sewing #sewist #sewer #seamstress #zippers #zipperinstallation #sewinglife
In this video series, tailoring and construction expert Daryl Lancaster demonstrates the steps to creating perfect bound buttonholes. Her technique is methodical and relies on careful marking and stitching. It also is accessible to sewers of nearly any skill level. Learn to sew classic buttonholes that are appropriate for jackets, coats, and more.Each part of the bound buttonhole process is explained in a series of videos
In “Understitch by Hand” from the SewStylish Fall 2014 issue, couture expert Susan Khalje shares fundamental hand-understitching techniques to help improve your sewing. In this Web extra, Susan shares two more understitching methods, one by machine and one by hand.
Find out which is a sewing pro’s favorite elastic and the best applications for it. Pamela Leggett, owner and designer of Pamela’s Patterns, talks about her go-to elastic and shares techniques to create firm, secure, stretchy, and comfortable waistbands and edge finishes.
In the video Fitting: Key Pattern Adjustments, Judith Neukam walks you through two important pattern alterations that can simplify the fitting process. Judith shows you how to create a template of your shoulder slope and transfer the changes to your pattern. She also demonstrates how taking the right length measurements can make all the difference in a well-fitting garment.
The wrap dress is synonymous with chic, easy-wearing, go-anywhere fashion. Learn the advantages and challenges of essential wrap dress styles, how key variations affect the overall result, and simple tips and techniques to solve common fit and construction problems. #WrapDress #Dressmaking #Sewing