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Secrets Of Sewing
is a comprehensive sewing instruction program with over 300 pages of vital
sewing information. To help you maximize your learning, it comes with a helpful work book designed
to guide you step by step to learn to sew.
In addition to the core textbook and work book, there are several very useful
bonuses that you will treasure for years as you learn to sew.
is a vital tool for you as you learn to sew. There are many specialty terms used
in sewing, quilting, and crafting that have special meanings. My Sewing Dictionary provides both a
PDF ebook format and an easy to use sofware that makes it easy to acces the definition and
explanation of each sewing term.
The Rotary Cutting
Many beginning sewers overlook the special skills and details involved in laying
out patterns as well as cutting out patterns and fabrics. The Rotary Cutting Guidebook reveals the
vital secrets you need to learn how to sew and cut out your projects.
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How to Sew a Tea Cozy - 4 Stitching
Techniques Every Beginner Must Know
This is for those who can avoid the sewing machine as much as possible. Also,
there are situations when hand stitching is necessary compared to sewing with a machine.
1) The even Back stitch:
This is one of the strongest hand stitches and can be used when you want the
same effects as a machine stitch.
Make three evenly spaced points at the beginning of the line. X, Y and Z. Push
the needle and bring it out from the centre point Y.
Next insert the needle to the point which is to the right of the centre point
that is point X and Push the needle out from point Z.
Continue the above for the rest of the fabric remembering to keep even spaces
between the stitches. Use double strands of thread to add strength.
2) Slip stitching:
Is nothing but closing together two pieces of fabric as neatly as possible with
as little amount of thread being visible. In order to do that you need to bring the threaded needle
out from the inside of one edge of the fabric you are closing that is if you are closing the mouth
of a pillow case you bring it from inside (the opening or the edge your are closing) to the outside
seam line and now you have the needle on the seam facing the front.
Insert the threaded needle from outside on the opposite seam line (edge) taking
care to be as close to the other seam as possible and draw the thread taut.
Repeat the next stitch of bringing the needle from inside seam to the outside
Take fine stitches and always draw the thread taut. If you are right handed work
from right to left; and vice versa.
Repeat until you have closed the opening. Then stitch at least two or three
secure stitches to finish.
3) Secure stitch:
Every time you hand stitch you need to secure your stitch at the end of your
work by sewing a knot with a needle. Regardless of your stitch be it slip stitching Hem stitch
running or basting stitch all thread work must be finished with the secure stitch.
To tie a knot, just as you near the end of your hand stitching take the needle
out of the fabric and insert it through the fabric so you can see both the ends of the needle but a
bit of the needle is covered by the fabric, now take the thread which is hanging out of the needle
and loop it around the front end of the needle.
You can loop it once or max twice to give a smooth finish and pull the needle
Repeat the stitches for a couple times and you would have the thread firmly
4) Hem stitch
Fasten the thread to the hem allowance by poking the needle through the fold of
the hem edge and bringing it up through the fabric.
With the point of the needle pick up one thread from the garment and work the
needle back into the fold of the hem edge. Then repeat the process. This is more like a slip
You can also stitch the hem from inside the garment and take care that the stitches don't show on
the right side of the garment. This means you stitch normally from inside but when you pull the
needle out through the right side of the garment you put the needle very close back to where you
have pulled out the needle so the thread is hardly visible from outside and the stitch is a very
tiny one from the right side of the garment.
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