Monthly Archive: February 2011

Feb 28

How to Sew a Hem of a Garment

Sewing machine hemming

Now we would all assume that most people will know how to sew a hem of a garment but there are quite a few that don’t. There are 2 different options to sew a hem of a garment, one option is machine sewing and the other option is hand sewing. I still use both methods …

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Feb 27

How does a Basic Cross Stitch Pattern work

cross stitch

One of the most popular needlework crafts is cross stitch and there are quite a few different types of stitches that can be used. I’m going to cover a basic cross stitch pattern that one can start with as we only starting and don’t want to complicate things for now. Firstly we need to look …

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Feb 22

Discover Knitting for Beginners

Knitting needles

I have already covered what the basic knitting yarn is for knitting and now I’m taking it a little bit further by explaining knitting for the beginners. Knitting is really fun and easy to follow. If it’s your fist time knitting I would suggest that you exercise a few rows of knitting before choosing a …

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Feb 18

What is the Basics for Sewing a Garment

Markings

Most of the time people will think that it’s real easy to sew a garment together but if you have experience in needlework and sewing you will know there are a lot more to it than just getting the fabric and start sewing. Today i just want to cover the basics of sewing a garment. …

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Feb 16

What is the Basic Knitting Yarn to be used

We first need to understand what a basic knitting yarn is. Yarn is knitted or woven into a fabric. There are a lot more to yarns than we think, especially if you have some background in textiles you’ll know what I mean. But we don’t want to go to deep into textiles, we just want …

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Feb 13

Discover some basic sewing machine stitches

Sewing machine stitches

In today’s world there are a big variety of sewing machines. I have personally worked on a Singer, Frick, Bernina and Nina home sewing machines. In the clothing industries you also have a big variety of sewing machines, while i was studying i used a Brother industrial sewing machine. There are some differences in home …

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Feb 09

How to do basic Embroidery

Embroidery

I enjoy doing some decorative needlework crafts and embroidery is one of them. Embroidery is a method of decorating a fabric by stitching a design on it with a needle and thread. It may be done by hand or by zigzag action of a sewing machine. Today most of the clothing manufactures are making use …

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Feb 06

How to do Basic Needlework

sewing

Needlework for me is actually sewing a garment, making curtains etc but needlework can also be any needle crafts work. Sewing a garment: Most of the time i make use of patterns that you can buy in shops because then i don’t need to still go and make a pattern. I would also suggest if …

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Feb 05

How to do Basic Stitches

sewing

Today it’s real easy if you have a sewing machine as you would rather use your sewing machine that do stitches by hand. But not everybody can afford or have a sewing machine so that’s why I’m going to explain some basic sewing stitches. Once you get the hang if these basic stitches and where …

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Feb 02

How to Sew a Button onto a Garment

You could either be making a garment or just need to sew a loose button onto your garment. So you need to decide what needle and what color thread you are going to use. You do get different needle sizes for different fabric types and the color of you thread should match your garment or …

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