Category Archives: Dressmaking

Directions to Sew a Fabric Women’s Wallet

Materials * Fabric * batting * Craft weight fusible interfacing such as Pellon Craft Fuse * Double fold bias tape * All purpose zipper (will need to be shortened) * 2″ of hook & loop tape (1 1/2″ to 2″
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Basic Sewing Tools

For most  basic projects you attempt to do, you will need one or all the tools and equipment shown here. You may also decide to use some other tools that are available but is not listed here. The key items
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Measuring and Cutting Tools

The Basics Home decorator sewing requires the same basic equipment as dressmaker sewing, with the addition of tools for measuring windows and furniture. Using the proper equipment makes the work easier and the results more satisfying. 1) Needle threader eases
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Balloon Dress

What is a balloon Dress? (In a nut shell) The balloon dress or balloon skirt is two garment in one, first you have a straight skirt and next you have a gather skirt, your straight skirt will be about one
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How To Lengthen And Shorten A Dart

1. Measure directly up from the dart point the amount you wish to lengthen the dart. Mark the new dart point. 2. Draw new dart legs starting at the ends of the original darts and ending at the raised dart
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Tube top Summer dress

I pick up this piece of polka dot material while in Miami, I am going to make a summer dress for my daughter with just two measurements, using your regular thread and elastic thread. 1) Take a very loose hip
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Sewing Straight Skirt WaistBand

The pictorial demonstration below will show you how to put your skirt waistband on after you have sewn your zipper and join and serge your skirt side seams. First you will sew the waistband all around the material, next you
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How To Sew A Straight Skirt

Sewing Your Straight Skirt Begin by printing and joining your pattern as shown. (Do not lap pattern) Next you lay your fabric out so the stretch goes width ways. Stretch the fabric to see which way has the most stretch.
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How To Sew Zipper

A zipper consists of two strips of fabric tape, each affixed to one of the two pieces to be joined, carrying tens or hundreds of specially shaped metal or plastic teeth. These teeth can be either individual or shaped from
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How To Sew Darts

Darts are narrow pointed folds that give shape and structure to many garments Darts is used to shape a flat piece of fabric to fit Waist, Hip, Bust or body curves. There are two types of darts. A single-pointed dart
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