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  • Sunday, August 26, 2018

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    SEWING WITH JERSEY

    SEWING WITH JERSEY

    Sewing with stretchy fabric can be somewhat of a challenge but a challenge definitely worth overcoming. Open your wardrobe at home and you will find stretch fabrics tend to make up a huge majority of your garments. They are comfortable, easy to wear and require minimal care. Unlike woven fabrics that tend to have little ease, stretch fabrics have less fit issues because of the way the fabric can ‘grow’ if needed. My starting point for this garment was the Lisette sewing pattern B6168. I ..

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  • Tuesday, August 07, 2018

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    HOW TO MAKE POCKETS IN A SEAM

    HOW TO MAKE POCKETS IN A SEAM

    This is a technique that cannot only be applied to any garment that you're making (provided it has a side seam), but you could even add side seam pockets to any existing garments by unpicking the side seams. Cut out 2 pairs of pocket bag pieces. Take one of your pocket bag pieces and lay it, right sides together, onto your front garment piece (lining up the notches). Stitch the pocket pieces into place with a 1.2cm seam allowance. This is so  ..

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