I really have a passion for sewing and it makes me feel so happy. So I really want to share these a really fun sewing tips that can get you into sewing. There's something about sitting in front of the sewing machine. Creating a new garment and I will share this enjoyment with you.
there are so many threads out there it's really hard to find out which one is the best one. It can be really confusing when you want to choose one for your project. there are special threads designed for different task like some are for embroidery some are for decorative stitching some are very thick and they are made from pure cotton and someone made from rayon to polyester some of very fine and some of very thick and coarse so if you choose the wrong Fred it can spoil your project the easiest way to figure out whether or not there it is correct for you. Silk thread is used for sewing very delicate silk garments because it can be removed without leaving any tears if you make a mistake is made from 100% silk period polyester thread is all-purpose thread it's good for anything so you can never go wrong with this kind of thread this will be usually good for if you're using a sewing machine. Embroidery Thread can be a little bit fine now and it's a bit grainy because it can be used to embroidery.
Use the right cutting tools it will change your entire project don't use the same scissors that he used in the kitchen on your garments it will ruin your project. If there's one thing that was drummed into my head in by my seamstress teacher was always make sure to use proper scissors for your projects. There's nothing worse than using a dull pair of scissors on fabric. You can get so many different types of scissors you can get trimming scissors. These scissors are about 4 inches on the blade and they used to neaten the edges when your sewing on the same machine. You can get embroidery scissors these are very tiny they kind of look like the scissors that you have for your nails and they have a small head and they're quite sharp to get into those corners it's really great for if you want to cut down bulk in the fabric in the seams. Seam rippers are very handy for if you make a mistake they have a sharp pointed hook side under the stitch so that you can undo the thread they available in lots of different sizes and they're perfect for any project there an essential in every seamstress sewing box. Paper scissors of course are very important because you need them to cut the patterns when you're doing Pattern making. Pinking shears are very good because they have a zigzag pattern and they good for neatening seams and creating decorative edges.
Always keep a big supply of anything that you may need some of the basics include buttons you can have various assorted shapes of buttons circles, flowers, squares. It is really up to you. Also you can have fastenings this can be hook & eyes Snaps velcro and they all come in a variety of sizes and shapes and colours some are designed to be seen and some are designed to be hidden. trimmings decorations and fringes can all add a decorative finish to your garments or anything projects that these are really great to have on hand as well as ribbons and elastic is extremely important when making dresses skirts or trousers so they should always be in your sewing box.
Learn all the sewing machine accessory which are essential. For example the bobbin is used for the lower thread in the machine. Sewing machines take both plastic bobbins and also metal bobbins always check with your machine instructions to find out which one you can use. You always need machine needles they are bit different from the ones from hand sewing needles they are designed differently so you can't use the same one as the hand sewing needles. So they come in different sizes to deal with different fabrics like some are made for the lighter weight fabrics some are made for very heavy weight fabrics. You can also get different foots for your sewing machine you can get an overedge foot which runs along the raw edge of the fabric and holds its stable while the stitch is worked. You can also get an embroidery foot this is a clear plastic foot which allows them machine to create an embroidery stitch. You can also get ultra glide foot and this is made from teflon that glides over the fabric and it's really good for synthetic leathers. As well as a zip foot which is very important for attaching zips and a buttonhole foot which is great for creating buttonholes if your machine has that feature.
To sew successfully you have to make sure that you have all of the equipment that you need. Finishing the fabric is so important without the correct pressing equipment sewing can lose its look and make it look very badly done. You can have a professional look all you will need is some good tools. A seam roll this is very good for tubular pressure that you can press open seams on a tubular roll and it can be used for seams on sleeves and trousers. A high quality iron is very good a steam iron is important. And an ironing board. Also a tailors Ham which is a cushion that is used to press out darts and colours or shoulder curves into making tailored garments and also pressing cloth to protect and prevent the fabric from burning.
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