Hi everyone! This week, in Part 4, we wrap things up with another great tutorial from Shari Fuller! In this tutorial, she is going embellish a plain straight hem using a few different decorative hem stitches found on most sewing machines and an embroidery technique called drawn thread work. The featured example will be done with the Spring Dirndl pattern by Keepers Dolly Duds, but you can adapt any pattern that has a hemline with a straight edge with this same effect.
Hi Everyone! Welcome to Part 3 of sewing hems with decorative stitches! Today Shari Fuller is going to use the dress from my Open Pelisse and Regency Dress pattern to show you how to make an embellished hem using the bridging seam technique and a couple of decorative stitches found on most sewing machines.
Hi Everyone! Welcome to part 2 of sewing hems with decorative stitches! Today I am going to demonstrate the use of the crescent stitch as the hemline for the cut off shorts. This delicate tiny detail adds a lot of interest to a basic design! I also have a few examples of sewing different decorative stitches stacked in rows to create another interesting design element. I encourage you to try this out! It's a fun way to add your own unique touch to your garments!
Hi Everyone! Welcome to the topic of sewing hems with decorative stitches! If you're like me, you might have a machine that offers a variety of decorative stitches and you haven't experimented with them enough! The straight stitch - check! The zigzag stitch - Sure! But the shell tuck edge stitch, the drawn stitch, hmmm, not sure those come to mind when I'm working on my projects. This month we are going to take a look at a few of them and show you how to use them to create a variety of unique hems for your different projects!
Welcome to Hemming Techniques Part 3: Sewing hems on chiffon or silky sheer fabrics. I love these types of lightweight flowing fabrics! Choosing to use these really sets the tiny garments apart from the usual "doll clothes" crowd. The touch and feel are just so nice and really adds that authentic touch to the pieces. This falls right into my mantra "Fashion in Miniature"!
Hi Everyone! Welcome to Hemming Techniques Part 2: Sewing Hems on Knit Fabrics. Knit fabrics are beautiful and provide a very authentic look and feel to the garment. Unfortunately for most, these fabrics also bring with them a bit of fear and anxiety. I experienced those same feelings early on but after hours of experimentation and research, I've overcome those fears. I love to sew with knit fabrics and hope that these tips and techniques will encourage you to practice sewing with knits too!