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!
Watch this free video lesson from Heather Handmade and learn how to finish a seam with one of these nine easy seam finishes…
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! ]
I think you will really enjoy this free garment sewing tutorial demonstrating how fold-over elastic can be applied while constructing a simple summer top with knit fabric from Silhouette Patterns. The public television home page – http://www.fit2stitch.com. Silhouette Patterns educational sewing home page – http://www.silhouettepatterns.com Sew Stretchy: Tips for Sewing Fold-Over Elastic by Andrea Brown at Craftsy #ad … [ Read More at SWN! ]
Gretchen Hirsch demonstrates the “hairline seam” for sewing with sheer fabrics while explaining the “how’s” and “why’s” when sewing with sheers. This sewing technique creates a beautifully finished garment. Blouses and Tops Sewn by You at SWN: Empire Waist Blouse Pattern – Free PDF by Craft Habit
An excellent video with Nick Verreos demonstrating how he cuts, pins, presses, and sews, with pleather. There are some very good tips! Artificial leather is also called leatherette, faux leather, naugahyde, and pleather. It’s all synthetic fabric.
Easy 1/4″ seam allowance with high loft batting explained. – JanomeUSA