Tips And Tricks

Working with Rayons

Posted by Natasha Chrismas on

Working with Rayons

  Fabric: Periwinkle Blossoms Collection by Indy Bloom | Hawthorne Supply Co.Patterns: Simple Lily Dress (left) and Poppy Dress (right) | Peony Patterns Hi everyone!  I'm Kari from That's-Sew-Kari and here to discuss another fabric base -- Rayon!  Last year, I decided that I needed to branch out and try more fabric bases.  Rayon was one of those fabrics from which I had subconsciously shied away.  I realized I just needed to try it!  So I did and fell in love.  Since then, I've sewn rayon from several different companies.  My girls love how comfortable it is to wear and of course,...

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Tips for Tying the Hyacinth Collar

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Tips for Tying the Hyacinth Collar

Here are some easy tips for tying the Hyacinth collar. If you are creating the bow tie version - watch our video here:https://www.peonypatterns.com/pages/tying-a-bowIf you are creating the sailor tie, follow these steps.Start by crossing the LEFT tail over the RIGHT one. Bring the LEFT tail under the RIGHT one then back to the top.     Pull the LEFT one down. Next, cross the RIGHT tail over the LEFT one.       Bring the RIGHT tail under the LEFT one then back to the top. Pull both tails to make a centre square knot, adjust as needed to make...

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Tips for Working with Knit Fabrics

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Tips for Working with Knit Fabrics

  Fabric: Bold Floral in Light Aquamarine & Dotty in Daffodil Yellow | Peachy Meadows Collection by Mariah Danielle Design Hi everyone!  I'm Kari from That's-Sew-Kari and I'm popping in with some tips for sewing with knit fabrics!  Knit is one of my favorite bases and my girls love wearing knit items too because they are so comfy.  My girls love the Wattle Dress because it's also super twirly!  I'm especially loving this new print from Hawthorne Supply Co. that quite literally stopped me from scrolling any further for fabric inspiration!     Not all knit fabrics are equal! In...

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HEMMING MARIGOLD CIRCLE SKIRT WITH BIAS TAPE

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HEMMING MARIGOLD CIRCLE SKIRT WITH BIAS TAPE

  It's Hanny from iCutie. Today, I'm going to share with you a simple method to hem the Marigold dress using bias tape. In this tutorial, I’ve used 1/2 inch pre-made cotton bias tape in white. Bias Tape can be made yourself, or for an easy and simple option, premade from your local craft shop. It comes in many different colours and widths.   Prep the skirt as per the pattern's tutorial. Open up one side of your bias tape, place it on top of the skirt, right sides together. Sew the bias tape using a 1/4” (6mm) seam allowance. Usually...

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How to Create Perfect Flutters on the Poppy Pattern!

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How to Create Perfect Flutters on the Poppy Pattern!

HI everyone,It's Hanny from @iCutie. Today, I'm going to share with you some tips for getting perfect looking flutters on the Poppy dress. I'll show you a quick and easy way to ruffle as you go on the sewing machine, and also how to line the flutters up so they meet the bodice nicely when sewing the waist seam.   1. Give the flutters a good press before you start. To assist with hemming, I like to sew a line 1/4 inch from the straight edge of the flutter, use that line as a guide to fold the fabric over twice,...

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