Searching for a new sewing machine? There are so many to choose from today, that it can make your head spin. Deciding on the right sewing machine for you is a personal decision. It depends on your sewing expertise, as well as what you need a sewing machine for. If you are a novice who wants to sew simple seams and do a little repair work, a lower-end model might be right for you. However, if you sew a lot and are more creative, you’ll want to invest in a good quality sewing machine. My recommendation is a Husqvarna Viking Sewing Machine.
How to Read a Sewing Pattern
Sewing a garment is not particularly difficult. Especially with a pattern. It is supposed to tell you where to cut, where to sew and give you instructions that make it easy to make a beautiful outfit. But sometimes, it feels like you are reading a different language. Here are some steps to follow when you are trying to read a sewing pattern for the first time.
First, you will need to start with the pattern book. Find a pattern that you like, and because this is the first time you are sewing something, make sure to find something marked as “easy”. These will usually have simple styles that make it easy to teach yourself to sew. After you find an acceptable pattern, make sure you notice which company makes the pattern and the pattern number. This is typically four digits long but can vary according to the company that manufactures the pattern. Go to the pattern cabinet that matches the company. Say you have found a McCall’s pattern. You will locate the McCall’s drawer, and then find the one that holds the correct pattern number.
Green Living: Easy to Crochet Rag Handbag
Crochet a rag purse from old clothing, towels, sheets or curtains. These one-of-a-kind purses use a simple single crochet stitch. The strips are connected together with a knot or sewing. This creates a flat finish to the completed handbag.
Things You’ll Need:
- Old clothing
- Size Q / 16mm crochet hook
Two No-Sew T-Shirts
I first learned to sew a little in the Home Economics class, where I was taught to sew and cook. I made a simplistic tea towel, and an oven mitt, but nothing major. Still, I remember wanting a sewing machine just like the one I used at school. I finally got a sewing machine but I still remember how I felt when I didn’t have one. If you don’t have a sewing machine, or even any needle or thread, you can still make a cool t-shirt. Choose one of the no-sew tees here and you’ll have more fun than the people who have sewing machines!
There is more than one way to make a tee without sewing. One way is to use an old t-shirt as a pattern. Cut the back and the front of the shirt, outlining the sleeves at the same time, rather than cutting the sleeves separately. You should end up with two pieces: the front of the shirt and sleeves, and the back of the shirt and sleeves.
Basic Essentials in Sewing Zippers
Zippers radically changed how we managed ourselves in dressing up every day whenever we were on-the-go. Have you ever thought of how bothering it would be if these zippers were not invented? We would probably get late at work, school and the like more often for we still have to fasten dozens of hooks and eyes on our clothing every time we go. Dressing up before only gave us more hassle and wearing clothes uncomfortably as well. But nowadays, we just simply zip up our clothing – and now we are ready to go!
Most novices in sewing fear the patterns involving zippers. They often avoid patterns with zippers for they are scared not to do it correctly, for it seemed to be a very difficult job. They find it hard to sew zipper tabs successfully and neatly. But the fact is that it is definitely not as hard as most think as long as you take time to learn the basics in order to do it right.