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All Blog Posts Tagged 'facing' (5)

Trapeze Blouse Sewing Project - McCalls Pattern #5881

I bought this used pattern in a charity shop, as it reminds me of my favourite summer top. It's for a 'trapeze shaped blouse' in two lengths with front button fastening, five different neckline and collar variations and patch…


Added by Karen on April 5, 2015 at 4:00pm — 9 Comments

Izzy & Ivy's Macy Giggles Dress - Sewing Pattern Review


So, while I wait (impatiently) for my fiberfill to arrive, I thought it would be a good idea to get started on sewing some birthday gifts for my niece.…


Added by Angela L on January 28, 2014 at 2:30pm — 6 Comments

Lining a Jacket - A Tutorial

Many patterns feature jackets that don't have linings. But if you are used to wearing one with a lining, you will know the advantages. A lining covers up all the unsightly seams inside and eliminates the need to finish those seams. A lining helps the jacket keep its shape better. It provides more warmth if you need it. And, one of the nicest things, the lining makes the jacket slip on and off with ease over any item of…


Added by Susan on March 13, 2012 at 5:00am — No Comments

Spot Fusing vs. Block Fusing Interfacing, a Modern Tailor's Method {TUTORIAL}

Block fusing is a method that many modern tailors and home-sewists use to apply interfacing to fashion fabric yardage before the pattern pieces are cut out. Have you ever struggled keeping the interfacing layer from…


Added by Susan on January 31, 2011 at 8:30am — 1 Comment

Fabric Basics

By Tamara Waters

For the beginner, an important part of learning to sew is becoming familiar with the wide variety of sewing fabrics available.

Fabrics fall into two categories: natural and man made/synthetic.

Natural… Continue

Added by Susan on October 2, 2009 at 6:30am — 4 Comments

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