DIY – Little girl dress – Free Tutorial and Pattern

Materials:  Pattern 2/3 (58 inch wide fabric) to 3/4 (44 inch wide fabric) yard your main fabric  1/4 yard coordinating fabric 1/3 yard lightweight fabric for underskirt coordinating thread sewing machine and/or serger fabric marker or chalk ruler cutting mat rotary cutter scissors sewing pins Helpful terms: Baste – temporary stitching, using a longer stitch, used to hold pieces in place and is removed after permanent stitches are in place. Staystitch – a line of stitching just inside the seam on curved edges intended to stabilize the fabric and keep it from distorting. Stitch…

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The A – Z of sewing terms

A Anchoring stitches – These are machine stitches that are sewn with zero stitch length, to keep from pulling out. This term can also be used to refer to when you stitch backwards for a couple of stitches, to anchor it. Applique  – This comes from the French word “appliquer,” which means to apply or put on. In sewing, applique is used to describe the process of applying one kind of fabric on top of another layer of fabric. This is fixed into place by sewing or by another fusing means. It…

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How to use fusible web for applique

Fusible web is a double-sided adhesive that has a paper backing. It is great for appliqué because you can stick one piece of fabric onto another, then sew the raw edges. The paper also temporarily adds stiffness to your appliqué fabric, making it much easier to cut curves, notches and details.In short, you iron it to one fabric, cut out a shape, peel the paper away, then iron it to another fabric. There are several brands of fusible web–Wonder Under and Steam-a-Seam being the most well-known. It’s fun and easy…

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Free Pattern Download 30

Hi everyone, This is the free pattern for the tutorial titled: DIY – Little girl dress – Free Tutorial and Pattern. If you missed it, just CLICK HERE TO GO BACK TO IT This pattern is intended for knit fabrics. It will work best with light to medium weight knits. If using a serger press all seams to the back unless otherwise indicated. If using a sewing machine press all seams open unless otherwise indicated. The stretch of the fabric should be across the width on all pieces. All seam allowances…

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How to use Interfacing

A bit about Interfacing: A textile attached to the “wrong” side of the fabric, which is the non-printed side or the side of the fabric you want hidden. It is used to stiffen up fabric, when it’s otherwise too flimsy. It comes in fusible (which means you iron it on) and sew in (which you have to hand or machine stitch in place).  I generally only use the fusible kind.  But you may need the sew-in type if you are using a very fragile or finicky fabric that shouldn’t be…

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How to create your own pattern

Pattern Drafting Supplies: When it comes to clothes pattern making, you will need to collect a few things before getting started: Large sheet of craft/art paper Different color sharpies Tape measure Ruler Scissors How to Make a Pattern: Step-by-Step Tutorial   Take your large piece of construction paper (I used 20″x 40″) and fold in half. Lay your shirt on top of the folder paper as shown below. Fold the sleeve toward the center of the shirt and trace all the way around. Mark a line where your neckline starts on…

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Make an olivia top

You’ll need: 3/4-1 yard of fabric thread buttons 1/4″ elastic First, create a simple bodice pattern by tracing a tee-shirt folded in half. You must be logged in to view this content. Already a member, please log in here. If not, kindly register to view this content. You will also receive our numerous free tutorials, have access to download loads of free patterns, sewing tips and more.  

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