How To Sew Clothes
How To Sew Clothes
Have you ever wanted to make your own clothes? This easy to follow video will have following patterns and using your sewing machine like a professional seamstress. This tutorial was easy to follow both visually and audibly, with all the little things that make the difference in being homemade and looking homemade explained.
Today I'll show you how to sew clothes. The first part is to choose your pattern. There are several pattern companies on the market and I have chosen today from McCalls.
They have given you body measurement charts and you check out, this is mostly in inches, but belong mostly in centimetres. You have two different papers inside. The tissue paper is the pattern.
I have already cut out for you and the other one is the description, below very important. All the pieces how they look like and you choose according to the design you have chosen, the pieces you need to cut out and according to this you can sew your garment. I have here one piece where I can show you how the pattern looks before you cut it out.
You see the outlines? For this you take paper scissors. Lay it out according to the description the pattern company has given you. There is a certain arrow that's called a grain line it's very, very important that you put the pieces in the correct direction.
Here we have the grain line in this direction, so I am putting it in this direction. When your pattern is laid out correctly then you start pinning it. Step four now would be the cut out.
You see that the pattern under the paper lays nicely on the fabric and then you cut along the paper make sure that you don't cut into the paper. You see we have here, two dots where the pocket needs to be attached. Pin this through, and now I take the pencil and make a dot there.
Pulling the pin. The interfacing, the the interfacing is like a stiff. You use it to stiffen certain parts of your garment.
Now you have to cut this out apply this on the left side of your fabric. Put pressure and heat with your iron on it and it will stick really with glue onto your fabric. The next step is to pre-iron.
I ironed here a little bit, approximately five millimetres on the shoulder and on the length of the facing. So now we are coming to finish the edge from the facing for this I choose again a big zig-zag stitch and I'm zig-zagging around. Changing the machine back to straight stitch and make the hem from the pocket.
The next step is to make now the cuffs. I will show you exactly half and I have pinned the pre-ironed part back and I will not sew all the way to the edge. Straight stitch and back stitching.
Then you trim back to a half centimeter. Turn the cuff inside out. The collar has a round shape and a straight one.
The round one is where you apply it to the neck line. All the other three sides need to be closed. Again you need to trim back five millimetres, clip the corners off a little bit.
Now I have to apply the blocks to the sleeve. You pin this block down, so that it gives you more support when you sew over it and sew very close to the edge and sew here a little corner off. And on the right side it looks like this.
now I have here prepared the front piece of the blouse and I have marked on the left side the positions according to the pattern where the pocket needs to be attached. Now I have the pins out and this gives me the position of the pocket. Take some pins and start pinning all the way around you need to sew all the way around and that is what I'll show you now.
All the way to the edge is the first seam, then I will go around and then go back around parallel to the first seam. I would recommend that even flat sleeves would be gathered. You have the notches and this is the points where you start gathering.
You line up the line of one centimeter of your stitch plate. Machines have a line here and please make sure that you don't backstitch. Gathering is done twice every time.
Now you put it on the position of two centimetres. Now please apply the front pieces to the back and close the shoulder. Use again seam allowance of five eights of an inch normal stitch line of three or two point five depending on your model, back stitch on the beginning and on the end.
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