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!
The Anatomy of Fabric: In this free sewing video, Angel Peterson of FleeceFun explains the different parts of fabric. This is an important beginner sewing lesson that will help with any sewing pattern you are working on. Angel will explain “cross grain”, “selvage edge”, and what the “wrong” sides are. Learn the sewing terminology for … [ Read More at SWN! ]
“Ever wondered what it means to ‘cut on the bias’? Well Sara from Hobby Lobby is here to show you! In this video, Sara explains everything we need know to use this simple and essential technique to create bias tape and piping for your future sewing projects. For project details and a printable please visit … [ Read More at SWN! ]
Threads Magazine editor Stephani Miller offers a lesson on draping – a non-intimidating way to get the perfect fit on a skirt from straight to flowing. Draped Sewing Projects: Video: Sewing Tutorial: Draped “Curtain” Tank Top Photo: Drawstrings Skirt by Ciella Video: Sleeveless Draped Top Pattern Video: How To Lay Sewing Pattern Pieces On The Bias Album: Draped … [ Read More at SWN! ]
A free pdf from *A Girl in Paradise contains a tutorial for a Modern Folded Star wall-hanging 15″ in diameter. If you would rather your quilting hang on your wall than on to your hot dishes, get the free PDF. See the full free video tutorial right here at SWN! A fun project and a beautiful handmade *Amish-style gift to quilt! … [ Read More at SWN! ]
“Beth Bradley teaches you about the various types of woven and non-woven interfacing that can be fusible or non-fusible, and shows how to make the point of interfacing invisible. She also demonstrates how to cut the grain of the interfacing to match the fabric.” More about sewing with interfacings: How to Remove Creases from Fusible Interfacing How to … [ Read More at SWN! ]
The other half had a significant birthday in May, and I bought him a cigar box guitar (Yes, that is a guitar made out of a wooden cigar box) and he bought an amplifier to use with it. He asked me to make covers for them. Instead I made a cover for my … [ Read More at SWN! ]
This is a very good video for anyone who wants to know about cutting and sewing on the bias, as well as how to make one of the easiest garments ever – that also offers a multitude of style variations with simple ties. Stitchless TV explains why it is best to cut certain pattern pieces … [ Read More at SWN! ]