Applique

Below are simple applique techniques. I found these on p. 40 in the book sew me! sewing home decor by Choly Knight. Adhesive method Fusible web: Heavy duty Stitch: None Fabric: Felt Technique: Use two-sided fusible web as if it…

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DIY potential projects

Kitchen Oven mittsPotholdersKitchen towels (half fabric, half terry cloth)Place matCoastersBowl cozyTable runnerShopping bagLunch bag Clothes/Accessories Bucket hatVisorHeadbandsStretch turbansBandanasT-shirtsFabric headbandRuched handbagMen’s tie Bathroom/Beauty Shower curtainMakeup bagMakeup brush holderShower cap Living room PillowsLeather herringbone-glue leather rectangles (7 x 3.5 cm) onto a…

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Clothing sizes

Below are my sizes in different brands of clothes and footwear. I’ve only included brands I personally wear, as it seems unnecessary to record my size in clothes or shoes I would never buy. For reference, compare sizes with my…

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Professional Bra-Making

During the GBSB 2021, there were many diverse topics covered regarding bra-making. Not only did courses cover bra pattern adjustments or fitting, it also covered individual experiences working in the custom bra-making space. Below, I've noted the memorable things I…

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Corset-making basics

Corsets, like several other garments, take a specialized skillset to make. They have boning, specialized fabrics, and unique construction methods. This post gives an extremely vague overview of what I've found corset making consists of. 1. Decide style There are…

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Using all-purpose thread with a serger

This experiment arose from necessity, as I needed to use my serger for a project that had a very unique color. However, I only had a 300 yd. spool of Coats & Clark all-purpose thread, rather than multiple 3,000 yard…

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Half-size Bootstrap custom dress form

If you read about my experience making a Bootstrap custom dress form, you’ll know all the ways I messed it up the first time. Having that knowledge and experience, I was confident I could do it right the next go around. This…

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Bootstrap custom dress form pt. 2

If you’ve already read part 1, you’ll know how I ordered, printed, and constructed my dress form. In this post, I’ll discuss my experience stuffing, troubleshooting, and the final cost. I learned a lot during this experience, and have a much…

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Bootstrap custom dress form pt. 1

I’ve made several duct tape dress forms in my day, none of which are still around. I’ve wanted to make a dress form of my body shape for some time, but nothing was promising. Once I came across Bootstrap custom…

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Introduction to men’s boxer briefs

I am slowly expanding my sewing interests to include some men’s garments. I haven’t gotten around to actually trying any of these, as this is very far down on my to-do list. However, once I do get around to it,…

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