Using bias binding tape to finish off your products is not just a professional-looking finish but a way to add contrast and *bling* finish to your products without too much effort or expense. To know how to make bias binding tape not only saves you money but allows you to add colours that are NOT available over the counter, making your products/garments both “Individual” and “Unique”… “One of a Kind” even!
Before you can get started with any sewing project, you will need some of the following equipment to get you started and assist with the completion of your project/garment.
This is a general guide, and you will find that not all the items listed here are needed upfront. Although, I think it is a good idea to start accumulating them along the way, as your creations expand through necessity and confidence.
Once you have mastered the art fo adding a zipper to a project or a garment, the world is your oyster to endless possibilities of creations. To know how to sew a zipper with a professional finish is priceless and yet quite easy.
Learning the basics of dressmaking can be very exciting and know the different types of sewing stitches is just as important as sewing with a sewing machine. I will show you basic hand-sewing stitches that will aid you with finishing off your garments with a tidy professional finish that only hand stitching can achieve.
Before you set forth and print your printable body measurement chart for sewing below, there are a few things you need to know before you get started.
Getting to know your machine before you start sewing a garment will help long term with your sewing achievements and also a vital part of the learning process. For this reason, I have created a few sewing machine practice paper sheets for you to practice on and help you get to know your machine.
There are many different types of seam finishes you can choose from to give your seam a tidy finish. I will highlight the most commonly used basic seams used today, and when you should use them.