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A few sewing tutorials

4 Aug

I was taught the basics of sewing by my mother when I was a little girl (think a LOT of scrunchies), then more skills at secondary school.  I think we spent a lot of time on cushions before moving onto clothes.  My final projects were an ankle length skirt with four thigh high splits (an interesting look), and an oil cloth piece for storing baby items on a pram.  My abiding memory is of having bleeding fingers due to opting to sew four layers of oil cloth!

Since those important lessons, I’ve been relatively self taught and that means I’m always searching for easy to follow, well written tutorials to develop my sewing skills.  In the spirit of sharing, I thought I would list some of the best ones I’ve found recently:

Making your own continuous bias tape

Length suggestions for children’s skirts

Nice tutorial on French seams

Ladder / slip stitch for closing bag interiors / broken seams etc by hand

More sizes for girls clothes

 

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I’ll be adding to this list as I come across more tutorials and useful pages, not least because it was a perfect bookmarking exercise for me!

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Shorts for a friend (kind of)

3 Oct

Home sewing project: shorts and pattern

It’s taken me much longer than I thought it would to get these shorts finished. I picked out this New Look pattern a couple of months ago as it looked relatively simple and I own similar shorts which are very much loved. Continue reading

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