Video: Marking and Cutting the fabric

In this short video, a professional fashion designer demonstrates how to reproduce the pattern markings onto your material and how to cut the fabric.

Tips For Cutting Fabric

There are some things you should know when cutting fabric. It’s not simply a case of taking sharp edges to your garment and following the pattern lines. There are some fundamental rules that you should adhere to. Read on and find out more before it’s too late! Knowing Right From …

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Selecting the Right Fabric

The key to a successful sewing project starts with the fabric. You have to get it right, and it’s not as easy as it sounds. There are lots of things to keep in mind. Here are some pointers that should guarantee success.   What will the fabric be used for? …

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What Type of Fabric Should I Use With Velour?

Lining stretchy fabric such as Velour is always difficult. The trick is to find a backing fabric that stretches in the same directions and to about the same extent. Because velour is a woven material and stretches in all directions, you need to choose something with a similar weave. These …

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Mending Chewed Clothing

There are a few things more frustrating than discovering that one of your favorite pieces of clothing has been chewed by your pet – or even by your child! Fortunately, if you know what to do, you can still rescue such items most of the time. You will need to …

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How to reclaim and use fabric from old clothes

Sometimes our fondness for certain pieces of clothing outlasts our desire to wear them. You might still love the colour or pattern of a garment that no longer looks good on you or no longer fits. On other occasions, clothes get damaged beyond repair, but you may still feel sad …

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Baby Friendly Fabrics

Many people are inspired to start sewing when they discover that there’s a baby on the way. Baby clothes can be quicker to make than larger garments and they allow lots of room for creativity. But if you’re going to make clothes the baby will be safe and comfortable in, …

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