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!
Paige from Paige Handmade shows us how she sews one of the simplest, easiest skirts you can stitch, but with one extra detail that elevates it. This fun skirt with an elastic waistband and a gathered tier is so versatile and easy to wear – because it can be made in any length and with so many different fabrics…
Watch this free video to learn about four different fabrics that Lindsey from Inside the Hem, recommends for sewing your next pair of favorite #memade shorts! Shorts are worn just about everywhere and sewn with a variety of fabrics. Woven fabrics such as twill, bottom-weight, mid-weight, denim, chambray, challis, rayon, cotton duck, cotton dobby, and … [ 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! ]
Lynn Harris of The Little Red Hen shares her pattern and a description of how these versatile play capes for kids go together. These capes don’t have to be sewn with slippery fabrics. You can create them using winter fleece, athletic fleece, or any woven fabric that is warm enough for your little one and has some … [ Read More at SWN! ]
Tulle (English pronunciation: /tuːl/ tool) is a lightweight, very fine netting, which is often starched. It can be made of various fibres, including silk, nylon, and rayon. Tulle is most commonly used for veils, gowns (particularly wedding gowns), and ballet tutus. The name comes from Tulle, a city in the southern central region of France. … [ Read More at SWN! ]
I really love the way this ruffled blouse looks here, I’m hoping it turns out similarly when I sew it together. I’m using solid royal blue knit fabric. You could also sew this asymmetrical top as a beach cover up or a dressy t-shirt to wear that’s a little more eye-catching. This is a unique and versatile blouse that would take you both from day … [ Read More at SWN! ]