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

By Deepika Prakash

This e-book comprises the easiest hands-on insider stitching guidance from the preferred stitching web site PatternReview.com, a group of greater than 170,000 contributors. The entries are gathered from the website’s huge, immense database of members’ shared reviews and suggestion, rated by way of hits and stories. additionally incorporated are 5 specified how-to good points by way 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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Tell the sellers what pattern brand and number you want, of course, but also identify the kind of garment it is and the size you are looking for. indd 42 (Text) (Ray) 4/30/10 10:07:07 AM 5/18/10 5:45:12 PM Job:04-18599 Title:CPI-Pattern Review:1000 clever sewing shortcuts&Tips 05-C56870 (204) #175 (P) Dtp:216 Page:42 s&Tips age:42 SkeTCh iT fiRST 255 Remember those paper dolls you used to play with when you were little? Well, this way of capturing fashion inspiration is kinda like that . . • Make a design template: Trace a lady’s figure, front and back views.

Mary Reed 225 After ironing my pattern pieces, I hang them to keep them wrinklefree while I’m working on the project. 3 cm) piece of string through the two handles of a large binder clip, tying the ends to form a loop. I clip on the pattern pieces and hang the loop over a hook or tack it to a cork board. indd 33 (Text) (Ray) 33 4/30/10 10:04:51 AM 4/30/10 10:18:32 AM Job:04-18599 Title:CPI-Pattern Review:1000 clever sewing shortcuts&Tips #175 (P) Dtp:216 Page:33 Keep thread tidy People who don’t sew may think thread storage an odd thing to obsess over, but hunting through disorganized, unwinding spools and bobbins of unknown content can spoil the pleasure of a good sewing session (or anyway, delay it).

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. —LiZ 192 in an embroidery-floss organizer. the best swatchcarrying idea I’ve found is Floss-A-Way, an embroidery-floss polybag organizer system.

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