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  • Monday, June 24, 2019

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    PATTERN REVIEW THE ABI JUMPSUIT

    PATTERN REVIEW THE ABI JUMPSUIT

    With an abundance of jumpsuit sewing patterns around at the moment, I was spoilt for choice when I decided to make one. The Zadie Jumpsuit from Paper Theory seemed to be the most popular but it was the Abi Jumpsuit from AK Patterns that caught my eye. The Abi is named after Abi from the Crafty Pinup, you can read her story here (https://www.thecraftypinup.co.uk/2018/06/smyly-abi-jumpsuit-honest-talk-about.html). Abi is designed exclusively for knit fabrics. A medium weight knit fab ..

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  • Wednesday, June 12, 2019

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    How to Sew a Double Welt Pocket

    How to Sew a Double Welt Pocket

    A double welt pocket is also sometimes called a jetted pocket or bound pocket and there are a few different ways of making one. After trying a few, I found the following one gave the best results. Bound buttonholes are made in the same way, just shorter in length. Cutting These measurements create one pocket with a standard 13cm wide opening. If you’re sewing two pockets, cut each of the following pieces twice. The pieces are cut to be 17cm wide, so you’ll be working with ..

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