Tips on Sewing with Linen
Our summer sewing challenge is in full swing, and we've already gotten some fantastic entries! We chose a few at random to highlight here. Check out all the amazing entries in the contest gallery here.
Enter your linen garments into the challenge today!
There's still plenty of time to sew and enter your linen garments into the challenge for the chance to win the new 1100D Serger from Janome. (Of course, you can also enter a garment you've already made, but we know you want to sew something new, right?) To help you in the process, here's a great article on the ins and outs of sewing with linen to help you get the best looking garment you can:
This comprehensive article by Susan Khalje shows you what notions are best for sewing on linen, how to match the seam finish to your fabric weight, how to create gathers and bound buttonholes on linen and much, much more.
We can't wait to see all the amazing linen garments you add to the contest gallery! Happy sewing!
Express Yourself in Linen
To enter, submit photographs of your garment into our Challenge Gallery by 11:59pm, August 17th, 2009, and you could win the new 1100D serger from Janome.
Be sure to include a brief description of your garment highlighting any special techniques you used to create the garment, what pattern you used, any modifications you made, or if you designed it yourself. In addition to an image of the full garment, please also include some details shots of your garment so we can see your construction techniques up close.
Threads editors will choose the winner based on creativity, best use of technique, quality of construction and style. Keep in mind that we’ll be judging from a photograph only, so the determinations will be based on the clarity of these features as seen in the photograph.
See official rules for more information.