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Mitred Topstitch Binding 4

Mitred Corners

When binding the edges of a project, you will usually come across some corners. The neatest way to bind your corners is to mitre them. In this book I have used two different methods of binding: standard continuous binding, as used for City Nights Clutch and mitred topstitch binding, as used for Mobile Mummy Changing Bag and Sugar Sweet Shoulder Bag. ...

Sewing Darts 3

Sewing Darts

On some bags you will find a dart marked on the template (see Pattern Pullout Sheet). A dart is a tapered tuck that is sewn into items to give them structure, shape or fullness. ...

Adjustable Straps 4

Adjustable Straps

When making a larger bag that will be carried with one long shoulder strap, it is a great idea to add the feature of an adjustable strap. This will enable you to shorten and lengthen the strap, making your bag suitable for all different heights and carrying styles! ...

Topstitch

Topstitch is a line of machine sewing that is used to add a decorative finish and also to attach pockets or other items to your projects. ...

Ruffle Duffle 1

Ruffle Duffle

Ruffle Duffle is the perfect overnight or sports bag; highly practical while at the same time being completely cute and girlie. It would make an ideal gift for any special women in your life, from the sporty teen to the jet-setting businesswoman. Or why not make one for a boy? Simply leave out the ruffle and choose some of his favourite masculine prints. ...

sewing supply case 1

Sewing Supply Case

This supply case is a great way to stay organized at home or while crafting on the fly. I love this because it folds up neatly for storage or travel, but when I want to work from my home studio, I can hang it up on my pretty hook and get to sewing. Now all my sewing tools are in one space. ...

Bias-cut yoke on shirt

How to Sew A Shirt Yoke

A yoke is a fitted garment piece at the shoulder or hips. Yokes on the shoulders cover the upper back and shoulders. Yokes at the hips cover the body from the waist to the hip. Shoulder yokes are often made of two layers of fabric, with the raw edges enclosed within the yoke. Yokes provide support around the neckline and shoulders and make it easy to fit the garment. They can also be a design feature, sewn in contrast fabric, on the bias or cut into an interesting shape. Hip yokes may feature se...

Grading Seam Allowances

Trimming Corners

Trimming is when you cut the seam allowances smaller or on an angle to reduce bulk. You’ll need to trim to turn the piece right side out, if the seam allowances stop the piece from fully turning. ...

Topstitching with Topstitching Thread

How to Topstitch

Topstitching is a row of stitching that’s intentionally visible on the right side of your garment. Topstitching can be done in a contrasting color or in a color that matches and blends in with your garment. Use decorative stitching or just plain straight stitching. ...

Thread loop for securing a button

How to Make Thread Loops as Buttonholes

Thread loops are thin loops made of thread used in place of button loops or buttonholes to secure buttons. Thread loops can also refer to loops of thread at the waistline of dresses and blouses used to hold belts in place. ...