Friday, November 6, 2015

Simple Tips For Dressmaking (part 2 of 2)

Learning important sewing tips and techniques

Sewing and dressmaking techniques are very crucial in a successful needlework because these define the overall appearance and endurance of the item. Here are some of the tips that can be useful for your when dressmaking:

1. Learn about marking. The most basic sewing technique that a neophyte sewer must learn is marking. This is very important because this will serve as your guide before you cut the fabric. Marking is done on the fabric using a tailor's chalk once all the measurements are listed. When marking, always remember that the edges are marked properly so it won't be erased once the fabric is flipped or tossed.

2. Consider cutting options. Next important sewing technique is cutting. This should be done using a sharp pair of scissors to ensure that there will be no frills hanging once the fabric has been cut. In cutting, always make sure that the fabric is not stretched and is not pinned to avoid miscalculations in the measurement. It is best to put weights on the fabric when cutting it to ensure that you get the measurements marked correctly.

3. Be familiarized with the simple sewing tips and techniques. After marking and cutting, the sewing proper comes next. Whether you will be sewing by hand or by machine for dressmaking, always make sure that you use new and sharp needles. This is very important because it ensures that you will have hassle free sewing. Most sewers recommend sharp and violet-band needles with sizes 10 to 12 for sewing machines and sergers are because it makes fabric feeding smoother and faster compared to others.

4. Update yourself. Although the basics would work for those who are just starting with dressmaking, it would really help a lot if you keep yourself up-to-date with the latest trends and designs. You can do this by subscribing to a local magazines which contain feature articles on dressmaking in general.

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