How do we achieve these criteria? One way is by sewing cute summer shorts; a few new pairs of shorts and your summer wardrobe will be runway ready!
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Finishing your beautiful garments with a custom bias binding will elevate your creations to the next level. It is easy to learn how to make bias binding, follow along with the instructions below or watch my video; you will be sewing coordinating bias binding in no time. And loving the way your finished pieces look.
What is the difference between serger thread and sewing machine thread? Not much really. However, serger thread is typically spun on a cone and holds 2,700+ yards while machine sewing thread is usually 100+ yards on a small spool. Selecting the right thread will make your sewing project easier.
You can never have too many summer tops! Every year I make more and I still don’t have enough. Of course, every year I have to cull ketchup stained, hiking grimed, and sweat ruined tops and send them packing. Happily, I get to make new, pretty tops every year.
This is why we sew. We sew to make custom items and garments that reflect our personality, that fit, and that are crafted with skill. It takes practice, but with careful attention to detail and some trail and error, you can sew gorgeous items that you will love.
When you sew with quality fabrics, patterns that fit your body, and good draping techniques, you will be proud to wear your #MeMade garments. You can let your creativity shine by adding all the details that make you happy — pockets, trim on the outer edges, or whatever design element you want to add. All it takes is your imagination, quality fabrics, and your trusty sewing machine.
Does sewing an invisible zipper scare you? It shouldn’t. They are super easy to sew, it just takes a few new techniques. Once you have mastered inserting an invisible zipper, you will never go back to a lapped or centered zip again.
I can’t count the times a sewist comes to me with a project and proudly displays a box of her grandmother, auntie, or mom’s sewing thread. You know that precious sewing box that holds all the latest tools and thread colors from the 1950s! Think about what has been happening to that thread all these years. It has aged, deteriorated, and is no longer state-of-the-art construction material.
Sewing summer dresses can be quick and easy if you choose comfy, loose fitting, and unstructured patterns. You will be surprised at all the patterns you will want to try and the simple projects you can finish in a short timeframe.