Sewing School Day 9 ~ Shirring

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  Welcome to Day 9! Today’s lesson is shirring! This is one of the first techniques I learned when I started sewing, and it quickly became one of my favorites! Here are a few examples of items I’ve made using shirring…         Cute, right?!?!?   Let’s get started with the tutorial!  … Continue Reading…

Sewing School Day 8 ~ Four Ways to Gather Fabric

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    Welcome to Day 8! Gathering or ruffling is super simple.  There are four methods you can use, each having their own advantages and disadvantages.  I have used all of these methods at one time or another, but I’ll start out with my fave:   Technique 1   **No matter what method you are… Continue Reading…

Sewing School Day 7 ~ Understanding Fabrics

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    Welcome to Day 7! Today we are going to go over what you will need to know about fabrics in order to be able to follow a pattern.   Selvedge ~ The finished edge of the fabric that keeps it from fraying  on the bolt.  It will often have the name of the… Continue Reading…

Sewing School Day 6 ~ Choosing Fabrics

    Welcome to Day 6!   Today we are talking about choosing fabrics! For me choosing fabrics is one of the best parts about sewing, but it can also be difficult when you are just starting out. Patterns usually have suggested fabrics, but what if you aren’t using a pattern? I am certainly not… Continue Reading…

Sewing School Day 5 ~ What do I need besides a sewing machine???

  Today is Day 5 of Sewing School! Today I am going to go over some tools that can make your sewing much quicker, much easier, and much more enjoyable.  I definitely am not suggesting you go out and purchase all these items right away, but when I first started sewing, I had no clue… Continue Reading…