Thursday, 21 January 2021
Wednesday, 6 January 2021
How to sew Jeans.
Recently I have been creating this years summer wardrobe. Starting with pants and jeans.
The first thing you need to do therefore is to figure out which style you prefer. You may already own a pair which you love and which fit you well. This is good news because you can use them to refer to when making your own. If not then go along to a clothes store and try on as many pairs as you can and take selfies of those you like. Make a note of the style and if you dare, measure at least the hips and waist.
The first part of the pattern to look at - and you can do this on Jaycotts web site before you order - is the size chart.
Ignore your shop bought size and go by your actual measurements, the sizing is very different in each.
We are going to be sewing with a stretch denim which has " negative ease" ( more about that later ) so if you are between sizes it is likely you will require the smaller size.
Another choice would be this pattern, which again is easy and has alternative style choices .M7547 Jeans and overalls
Sunday, 3 January 2021
This is a tutorial about working seams,finishing seams, and sewing straight seams
A Jaycotts.co.uk blog post
Recently I have had people tell me that it is years since they last used a sewing machine and could not sew in a straight line.
What is a seam?
- Pin the seam together right sides of the fabric together normally, but there are exceptions which we will come to later
- Pin the seam edges together matching the ends, notches and any other markings
- Hand tack the seam. You can omit this if your fabric is easy to handle and if you are experienced at sewing.
- Stitch the seam with thread which exactly matches your fabric and buy the best quality thread you can afford
- Finish the seam edge appropriately
- Trim loose threads
- Press every seam every time. Pressing gives a crisp edge and makes the thread sink into the fabric making the stitches invisible.
How to sew a straight seam - some tips
Wednesday, 2 December 2020
This beautiful dress is on the Minerva.com website and isn't it fabulous!
Do please read the post, this fabric comes in three colours in all and it is really special to wear
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Thursday, 26 November 2020
This is a post which you will find on Minerva.com website
These trousers are amazing - I have in fact made a second pair since. The design feature on .the legs makes them special and the fabric is oh so comfortable.
Here is the link
Please do read my post, links to the pattern and fabric are all on the post
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Monday, 23 November 2020
My Handmade Gifts
I like to give handmade gifts and I have some to share with you.
This is a set of gifts for a friend. Some of which can be found on my previous blog post - just click on this link Lovely Warm Christmas Gifts
I have been decorating my bathroom and want to share the decor ideas and also show you how to sew a laundry bucket. The laundry tub pattern is from this book, you can purchase it from Amazon by clicking this link. There are lots of fabulous things to make in this book and I recommend it either for yourself or as a gift
Saturday, 21 November 2020
Handwarmer, body warmer and a relaxing eyemask for you to sew. Plus a very easy neck scarf. Perfect for giving.
A lot of us suffer in the cold with aches and pains sometimes from arthritis. These simple garments are designed to help keep you snug and warm. Even if you don't , these delightful pieces make perfect thoughtful gifts