1,000 Clever Sewing Shortcuts and Tips: Top-Rated Favorites by Deepika Prakash

By Deepika Prakash

This publication includes the simplest hands-on insider stitching counsel from the preferred stitching site PatternReview.com, a group of greater than 170,000 contributors. The entries are accrued from the website’s huge, immense database of members’ shared reviews and recommendation, rated through hits and reports. additionally incorporated are 5 exact how-to beneficial properties by means of PatternReview.com's grasp lecturers and trend designers, who usually behavior on-line chats and workshops (including Kenneth King, Susan Khalje, Sarah Veblen, Shannon Gifford, and Anna Mazur).

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Deepika 190 in photo-sleeve pages. Catalog your fabric stash in a three-ring binder in clear plastic photo sleeves. Cut small fabric swatches and insert one into each pocket. When you shop, everything will be in the binder for matching and coordinating. —Barbara H 191 in a business card wallet. I use business-card wallets to hold fabric info on cards that fit into the pockets. I staple the fabric on one side of the card and write a description of the garment on the reverse. the wallet fits in my bag and makes it easy to match fabrics, thread, buttons, and accessories when shopping.

Place the pattern tissues and instruction sheet into a one-quart Ziploc clear plastic bag, putting the instruction sheet on top of the pattern tissue to display the pattern number. Some pattern numbers weren’t prominent so I hand wrote them in the upper-right corner. • Store all the Ziploc bags numerically in boxes. I file patterns with no number alphabetically by name at the beginning. • Store the plastic sleeves containing the pattern envelopes in notebooks, by garment type. In my Blouses and Dresses notebooks, I sort the pattern envelopes by sleeve length.

I taped a piece of tissue paper under that gap—it became a curved dart. So later, when I stitched the pants, I had a nice hip curve without a seam on the sides! • To finish, I straightened the hemline, which became distorted when I aligned the side seams. 270 kim winson’s tapered take. the credit for this tip goes to the fabulous ladies at PatternReview. com. I wanted to convert a pattern for regular jammies to one seam—meaning combine the front and back pattern pieces to eliminate the side seam.

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