If you are using a commercial pattern, you can find the elastic requirements on the back of the envelope. For children's clothing such as pjs, I like to use the "soft stretch" elastic. I also use the non-roll elastic quite a bit. Don't be embarassed to ask for assistance when you purchase your elastic. Sewers are the nicest people!
Notions are things such as thread, elastic, zippers, lace, bias tape, etc. Basically the accessories you will need while making the project.
I've tried using your method but elastic does not gather.
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Elastic pant cuffs can be made by sewing an elastic band inside the hem of the pants. Use a seam ripper to loosen the threads of the hem, then insert an elastic band and resew the hem.
You should choose thread that complements your fabric. If your fabric is a synthetic blend, your thread should be a blend, too. If your fabric is not a blend, your thread shouldn't be either.
A Pattern Guide Sheet is sheet included with a sewing pattern that gives specific instructions for cutting out and sewing the project.
Shirring a dress is as easy as sewing a simple straight stitch. Purchase elastic thread from your local fabric store. Load a bobbin with the elastic thread and sew several horizontal lines around the neck line for as far down as you wish the shirring to go. Make sure the elastic is on the wrong side of the fabric.
Beading thread is usually finer (thinner) and stronger than sewing thread. There are so many different kinds of sewing thread, it's hard to answer your question. Using the correct thread for the project is important in you want your work to last. You can get a sense of pride for a job well done.
Do you mean stitches sewed into your body, or a sewing project/repair project?
The correct pronunciation is: "SOW-ing".
Using a sewing machine instead of hand sewing can provide many benefits. It is faster and more consistant than hand sewing. This saves time and produces a better quality project.
You use 1" more than the waist you're sewing for. This allows for a 1" overlap to sew the elastic together securely. Answer two: Per this entry from Threads Magazine online: The length of elastic should be shorter than the waist seam (after seams and darts are sewn). How much shorter depends on the combination of fabric, lining and elastic. On lightweight fabric with lightweight lining, use clear elastic, and pull the elastic gently as you sew it in place. If the fashion fabric is corduroy or cotton twill with a medium lining, use braided elastic, and stretch the elastic more as you sew it in place because heavy or firm fabrics put more pressure on the elastic. http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/3740/how-to-shop-for-elastic
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Depending on your elastic's thickness and how much fabric you are guiding into the elastic, I would use a standard needle (12) with a stretch stitch on my machine. Kate
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Blanket, table cloth, placemat.
There are a number of places to purchase a variety of trims for sewing. JoAnn's Fabrics is filled with everything a person could possibly need for any sewing project. Michael's also has sewing supplies but the variety is more limited.
A contributor named Amanda Mangan contributed this suggestion on Simplicity.com: "I have a great method for making the casing for an elastic band without having to feed the elastic through the casing. On the wrong side of the fabric, stretch out the elastic around the place you want the casing, until the elastic ends meet. Make sure you leave the fabric allotment on top for the casing. Tightly pin down the elastic. Sew the elastic onto the fabric straight through the middle of the elastic. Just finish by folding the casing over the elastic and sewing in place."
It is important that the tension on a sewing machine is correct because the tension is what regulates thread while it is sewing the stitches. If the tension is too tight for the fabric and thread, the thread will break. If the tension is too loose, the thread will ball up on the bottom of the fabric.
Yes, Brother does have some nice modes of sewing machines specifically for embroidery. The Brother SE400 Computerized Embroidery/ Sewing Machine and the Brother LB6770PRW Project Runway Sewing-and-Embroidery Machine are two highly recommended ones.
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It's very easy and straightforward. The Project Runway Sewing Machine has been designed with the home user in mind, so all of the features are easy to use and logical.
Hand sewing is done by using a needle with thread, and joining two fabrics with the thread. Generally, for hand sewing, you would choose a thread size based on what you're sewing. The higher the wt number, the lighter (or finer) the thread is.
The correct spelling of the word for sewing up a wound is suturing.