Many patterns call for interfacing when the fabric needs to be stabilized or strengthened. When shopping for interfacing you’ll find that there are lots of different types – iron-on or stitch-in; woven, non-woven, or knit; black or white; lightweight to heavyweight; in packages or by the yard. Which one you choose will depend on what fabric you’re using – the main thing to ensure is that the interfacing is a similar weight to the fabric so that it makes it just stiff enough. It is always better to go lighter rather than heavier. [Read more…]
Thread, you can’t sew a seam without it but not all threads are the same. As you shop for thread you’ll see that thread is available in various colors, thicknesses, and types.
How to Choose Thread Color
To pick the right color of thread, unravel the thread end off of the spool and place it across your fabric. You want the thread to blend/disappear into the fabric. If your fabric is multicolored or printed in a few different colors, you can choose the dominant color. You may want a contrast thread for edge stitching and topstitching, depending on the look you are going for. Having several spools of cotton and polyester thread in white and black is always a good idea. [Read more…]
There are 100’s of different sewing machine feet and attachments available for today’s sewing machines. In this video and post, I am going to cover the basic feet that usually come with a new sewing machine. I do plan on covering the others in future post and videos!
According to Wikipedia the definition of a sewing seam is: In sewing, a seam is where two or more layers of fabric, leather or other materials are held together with stitches. Our friend Wiki makes seams sound simple, doesn’t it? That’s because they really are! Although seams are the foundation of your sewing they are one of the easiest things to learn! There are just 4 Basic Sewing Seams to learn. [Read more…]