Tips and Tricks for Sewing Through Thick and Bulky Seam Allowances

Tips and Tricks for Sewing Through Thick and Bulky Seam Allowances

Laura from Sew Very Easy discusses getting your sewing machine through those thick and bulky (possibly unpressed?) seam allowances on the inside of your projects. Laura explains why your machine behaves the way it does when it encounters extra layers of fabric. Watch the close-ups to learn and understand how you can quickly rectify this … [ Read More at SWN! ]

Cutting and Sewing Godets, Flounces, Ruffles, and Pleats - Simple Visual Basics

Cutting and Sewing Godets, Flounces, Ruffles, and Pleats – Simple Visual Basics

I found this visual guide on Pinterest showing how particular flounces etc are cut and created.  These cuts look fabulous on today’s styles featuring geometric, and diagonal lines, rounded and inverted front and back hems, etc.  I was unable to source the original author and got as far as http://mutualisms.wordpress.com.  If you recognize or know where this … [ Read More at SWN! ]