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Although one of my favorite parts of sewing is creating interesting surface design, I’m well aware that it’s the underpinning steps in the process that make a garment truly successful and wearable.
Lately, I have been finding echo stitching on numerous designer garments. I've seen it on collars, cuffs, and on front plackets. Learn how to add this stitching for a designer look.
Many shirttails have very tight curves at the side seams and can be difficult to produce a smooth line along the outside edge. In this technique, the front and back hem curves are completed before the side seams are sewn.
Binding the edges of sheer fabrics is easier than you think with our fast technique.
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The inside edges of facings might be for your eyes only, but you still want them to look clean and pretty.
Here are a couple of simple and efficient ways to beautifully finish seams.
Extend your sleeves with bias fabric insets. This technique could also be used to extend the hem of a pair of pants or add interest to a straight skirt.
This binding can be used on any part of the garment--curved, straight, or on corners.
If you appreciate fine handbags, here's a quick project: Make a cotton cover to safeguard an expensive accessory.