- Jan 25, 2014
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Both the dresses pictured were hand sewn while waiting for the sewing machine. The sewing machine came late last night and I tried it this morning.
It took me all day to sew two hems. I can't sew any of the tight curves required. I can't imagine how they expect me to pin stuff in place while also having room to sew. Even if it just does the hemming though I think it will save a lot of time.
Yes please!! The videos are very informative. I appreciate you sharing them.OMG, DD's gave their middle sister a full bolt of muslin (for Christmas) specifically for "mock ups."
Mock ups are where you cut the pattern, or create a pattern, then fit it to your frame.
Essentially you baste stitch the garment, measure and cut and put it on and off until you are satisfied with the fit, then the mock up pieces (which should have been marked) becomes your New pattern and you use That for cutting into the real fabric.
Muslin doesn't have much stretch, just on the bias.
Some seamstresses use a sharpie and mark through pattern pieces to the mock up fabric, so that they can save ALL sizes of the pattern, and only cut the mock up fabric.
Some cosplayers, like this girl in Germany, creates a pattern for cosplay armor by wrapping herself in duck tape for the correct fit, then she cuts it, and creates the armor pattern from That.
I could get a link from one of her videos from DD's, if you want.
You are my hero!!! I think the sewing machine is a godsend for hemming and other work that is grindy, but I'm still hand sewing those tiny barbie sleeves, bunched skirts, and other details. I want to start making Genshin Impact outfits for the dolls for my own entertainment, but sewing is so hard right now.Slide the sewing speed controller to the left or right to select the desired sewing speed. - Sliding the sewing speed controller to the left will sew at a slower speed. - Sliding the speed controller to the right will sew at a faster speed.
I have not ever had this problem, BUT, on a recent sewing program the expert mentioned the value of slowing down the speed, but didn't tell how to do so. It had to do with control.I recently purchased Singer Start 1304 Sewing Machine. When I press on the foot ever so lightly it goes fast and loud. I am really taken aback by so much noise and speed (especially since I am new...crafts.stackexchange.com
Personally, the more I sew, the more Hand sewing I end up doing bc of precision.