Tips And Tricks
Adding Trim with a Finished Edge to a Flutter Sleeve
Posted by Natasha Chrismas on
Do you ever wonder how to finish/attach the ends of scalloped piece of lace or trim when you are creating a flutter sleeve? Perhaps you're adding a second layer and not sure how to finish it nicely?It is actually really easy with a few simple tricks! Firstly, lay the trim out flat. Place the straight edge of the pattern piece over the finished edge of your trim and cut to shape. Sew a line of gathering stitches around the curved edge. Gather the trim, and attach to the garment being sewn. If you are using a smaller trim that is less wide...
How to Create Hem Free Flutters on your Poppy Dress!
Posted by Heather Chisolm on
Poppy is a gorgeous beginner friendly sewing pattern. In this blog I’ll share with you a way to cut your flutter on the fold, omitting the need to hem it. The only thing you will need to do this is a little more fabric. Just double the amount per the fabric requirements chart. Print the Poppy pattern per instructions. Prior to cutting out the pattern piece for the flutter, a small modification is needed. Using a ruler, draw a line down the straight edge of the flutter 1/2” (1.3cm) from the edge. We will be removing this portion (which is the seam...
Tutorial: Using a Wing Needle and Other Decorative Stitches
Posted by Jodie Pascoe on
23rd July, 2020 Blogger: Jodie Pascoe Using a Wing Needle and other Decorative stitches Most sewing machines have different types of decorative stitches that allow you to add some creative flair to your garments. Often we don’t even try them, however with a little test run and a specialty sewing needle, you can really elevate your project. Wing Needle Using a wing needle can give your project a sweet vintage feel with little effort. They can be purchased from many sewing centres or even from Ebay. Check your machine to see if you need a special foot, although...