Tips And Tricks

Adding Trim to your Rosemary Dress Sleeves

Posted by Emily Rickell on

Adding Trim to your Rosemary Dress Sleeves

Hi everyone, I’m Emily (you can find me on Instagram at @emmysews1), and today I’m going to show you how to add lace or trim to the sleeves on Rosemary. Adding trim to your sleeves be a fun (an addictive!) way to add some creative flair and something a little different to your outfit. If you're wanting to add trim to the sleeves of Rosemary, you will need to construct the sleeves in a slightly different order to the tutorial. But don't worry, below steps will help you along your way, and you will be adding trim to everything in no time! If...

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Tips to Embroider on Knit Fabric

Posted by Jessica McCoy on

Tips to Embroider on Knit Fabric

Hello again, fellow sewists! It’s Jess from @mcmamamade with some more tips to enhance your beautiful makes.  I love how hand embroidery can create a truly one of a kind piece and I’ve found myself adding some of Peony’s beautiful hand embroidery patterns to almost everything I sew. Today I’m sharing how I embroider on knit fabric like cotton Lycra and stretch velvet.  If it’s your first time embroidering on knit fabric, I would suggest starting with a slightly thicker, more stable knit like cotton Lycra. You’ll also want to choose a hoop large enough to fit your entire embroidery...

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Embellishing a Bodice With Vintage Handkerchief

Posted by Becky Taylor on

Embellishing a Bodice With Vintage Handkerchief

Hello sewing friends! It's Becky here from Georgia Kates! Do you ever get creative blocks when you are planning the design of your dress? This happens to all of us, but adding a vintage Hankie or some lace and buttons can change the whole aesthetic of your piece. I wanted to share a few simple ways to add details to my designs using different trims and handkerchiefs. Sometimes I even plan my whole dress design from a Hankie that I really love! I collect most of my hankies from antique stores and thrift shops, but if you don’t have access to those,...

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Decorative Stitches for Stretch Fabrics

Posted by Jessica McCoy on

Decorative Stitches for Stretch Fabrics

Hey Friends!This is Jess from Mcmamamade. I’ve been loving Peony’s adorable new patterns for knit fabrics so I wanted to share a couple of my favorite decorative finishes for your new creations!     One of the most popular finishes for knit hems is to create a lettuce-edge. It works best on fabrics that are thinner and curl easily. You can achieve this look with most sergers and overlockers and today I’m going to share how I get this look on my regular sewing machine.     To get started, remove the seam allowance from the hem of your pattern pieces. You won’t...

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How to Assemble PDF Sewing Patterns - the Fast Way!

Posted by Natasha Tung on

How to Assemble PDF Sewing Patterns - the Fast Way!

Hi everyone! This is Nat here from AusChick Sews. Over the years, I've learned a whole bunch of methods for assembling PDF sewing patterns, including trimming the side with my paper trimmer, or taping the pattern pages up to a sliding door window. Both these methods work great, but today I'm going to share what I think is the fastest way!  1. Using scissors, cut each pattern page corner off at a 45° angle, cutting right up to but not beyond the black page border. In most cases, there's no need to cut the corners that don't join another page.  2. Align the...

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