Sewing, Cutting and Pressing on the Bias

Sewing, Cutting and Pressing on the Bias

To make a bias cut essentially means to cut the pattern piece from the fabric on a 45 degree angle to the straight grain so that the fabric will drape and contour with the shape of the body.  To put it simply – the fabric is cut on a diagonal angle rather than along a fold line.  Garments such as skirts, dresses, blouses and capes are perfect garments for sewing on the bias to achieve a beautiful drape! 

How to Sew a Basic Hem By Stefanie of Girl. Inspired. for I Heart Nap Time.

How to Sew Basic, Rolled, and Mock Rolled Hems – Basic Sewing Techniques

    A double fold hem is a standard method of finishing edges when sewing.  This type of hem provides a nice neat finish, helps to prevent fraying, and reinforces the edge of the sewing project.  Stefanie of Girl Inspired shows us this basic sewing technique.   [Get the Tutorial] How to Sew a Rolled Hem – from Stefanie Knaus “This video tutorial … [ Read More at SWN! ]

Easy Ladies T-shirt with Gathered Waist + 10 Free T-shirt Sewing Tutorials

Easy Ladies T-shirt with Gathered Waist + 10 Free T-shirt Sewing Tutorials

Last summer Autumn, from It’s Always Autumn shared a really nice free pattern for a ladies size large t-shirt – which is apparently the easiest-to-sew women’s t-shirt ever. The original free pattern can be found in this post.  Autumn then ended up sewing eight more variations because she found the pattern easy to use and the shirt is so basic and fast to sew up. … [ Read More at SWN! ]