Ironing and Pressing: What You Need To Know While Sewing. If you want to make sure you get professional results, careful pressing is just as important as accurate stitching. Each time I get ready to sew I make sure my iron is ready to go and I press as I go. This means I never sew cross one seam with another without first pressing the original seam.
Skipped stitches, broken needle, thread breaking and uneven stitches, what do they all have in common? They can all be signs that you need to change your needle.
Whenever I’m having any type of issue with my machine I do two things:
- I check my needle
- I rethread it.
Seriously, those two things will take care of the majority of issues that come up when sewing. I’d say more than 50% of the time it’s the needle.
Making a stitch sample book gives you a quick and easy way to view how all of your serger stitches look when stitched on fabric. Are you ready to learn how to make a serger stitch book? Good, then let’s get started!
What’s A Serger Stitch Book?
A serger stitch book is a useful tool if you’re new to serging or a pro. Basically, it’s a notebook you fill with worksheets from classes you attend, techniques you learn, and most importantly stitch out samples from your machine. You are able to track your progress in mastering new techniques, able to save favorite stitch outs so that you can recreate them easily and have a place to store all your serger class PDF’s. I also like to keep my manual in the pocket of mine.
How to read a sewing pattern. It’s one of the things you need to be able to do if you plan to sew with a pattern. A pattern envelope is a selling tool and an educational device. The front generally has a photograph of the finished garment and several drawings or images of the variations that can be sewn. On the back, you’ll find detailed information to help you select fabric and all the notions necessary to complete the project.