• Fabric

    Sewing machine needles

    Sewing machine NEEDLE TYPES There are three main types of needles that are used for the majority of sewing, as well as many specialty needles. Universal needles have a slightly rounded tip, and this general purpose needle should be used on woven fabric. Jersey needles have a medium ballpoint tip designed especially for knit fabrics because it slips between the knit fibres and does not break or damage them while sewing. Stretch needles, often confused with Jersey needles, are also a medium ballpoint tip, they have a special eye and scarf that are designed for very stretchy fabrics and elastic. Swimwear is an ideal a for this type of needle. NEEDLE SIZING There…

  • Choosing the right pattern for sewing
    Elastic,  Fabric,  Fabric,  Grainline,  Pattern,  Pattern instructions

    Are you choosing the wrong pattern size for sewing?

    [et_pb_section admin_label=”section”][et_pb_row admin_label=”row”][et_pb_column type=”4_4″][et_pb_text admin_label=”Text” background_layout=”light” text_orientation=”left” use_border_color=”off” border_color=”#ffffff” border_style=”solid”] There are many reasons that people like to sew their own clothes, it might be to wear the style that they like, wear certain colours or they just want get a garment that fits perfectly. People come in all shapes, heights and sizes. Like ready-to-wear clothes, sewing patterns come several different sizes to fit all of these different bodies.but unlike ready to wear you can alter the fit to suit. Important to remember when purchasing a pattern……..Pattern sizes are not the same as retail clothing sizes. Since we can’t try a pattern on, it’s important to to get the sizing right,…

  • Fabric,  Fabric,  Pattern

    Students favourite fabric stores

    [et_pb_section admin_label=”section”][et_pb_row admin_label=”Row”][et_pb_column type=”1_3″][et_pb_video admin_label=”Bec” src=”http://www.sewnsew.net.au/wp-content/uploads/2016/09/bec.mov”] [/et_pb_video][/et_pb_column][et_pb_column type=”1_3″][et_pb_video admin_label=”Kate” src=”http://www.sewnsew.net.au/wp-content/uploads/2016/09/IMG_2849.mov”] [/et_pb_video][/et_pb_column][et_pb_column type=”1_3″][et_pb_video admin_label=”Tia” src=”http://www.sewnsew.net.au/wp-content/uploads/2016/09/Tia.mov”] [/et_pb_video][/et_pb_column][/et_pb_row][et_pb_row admin_label=”Row”][et_pb_column type=”4_4″][et_pb_text admin_label=”Text” background_layout=”light” text_orientation=”left” use_border_color=”off” border_color=”#ffffff” border_style=”solid”] There are many fabric stores in Melbourne that you can shop at.  The students above have share there favourites in a video with you. Below is a list of names and address of the stores that the girls love to shop at, plus a few of my own favourites. Darn Cheap Fabrics. Address: 1188 Glen Huntly Rd, Glen Huntly VIC 3163 Phone: (03) 9563 6833 _____________________________ The Fabric Store 184 Brunswick Street Fitzroy, Melbourne 3065 Ph: +613 9416 44 55 melbourne@thefabricstore.com.au  _____________________________________ Janies Fabrics 8 Commerce Drive…

  • 7-things-to-check-before-cutting-out-your-sewing-pattern
    Fabric,  Fabric,  Grainline,  Notches,  Pattern,  Pattern instructions,  Selvedge,  Sewing

    7 things to check before cutting out your sewing pattern

    [et_pb_section admin_label=”section”][et_pb_row admin_label=”Row”][et_pb_column type=”4_4″][et_pb_text admin_label=”Text” background_layout=”light” text_orientation=”left” use_border_color=”off” border_color=”#ffffff” border_style=”solid”] Here are the 7 things you should check before cutting your sewing pattern. [/et_pb_text][et_pb_image admin_label=”Image” src=”http://www.sewnsew.net.au/wp-content/uploads/2016/09/one-way-pattern-1.jpg” show_in_lightbox=”off” url_new_window=”off” use_overlay=”off” animation=”fade_in” sticky=”off” align=”center” force_fullwidth=”off” always_center_on_mobile=”on” use_border_color=”off” border_color=”#ffffff” border_style=”solid”] [/et_pb_image][et_pb_image admin_label=”Image” src=”http://www.sewnsew.net.au/wp-content/uploads/2016/09/Pattern-on-one-way-fabric-2.jpg” show_in_lightbox=”off” url_new_window=”off” use_overlay=”off” animation=”fade_in” sticky=”off” align=”center” force_fullwidth=”off” always_center_on_mobile=”on” use_border_color=”off” border_color=”#ffffff” border_style=”solid”] [/et_pb_image][et_pb_image admin_label=”Image” src=”http://www.sewnsew.net.au/wp-content/uploads/2016/09/Length-3.jpg” show_in_lightbox=”off” url_new_window=”off” use_overlay=”off” animation=”fade_in” sticky=”off” align=”center” force_fullwidth=”off” always_center_on_mobile=”on” use_border_color=”off” border_color=”#ffffff” border_style=”solid”] [/et_pb_image][et_pb_image admin_label=”Image” src=”http://www.sewnsew.net.au/wp-content/uploads/2016/09/pattern-pieces-4.jpg” show_in_lightbox=”off” url_new_window=”off” use_overlay=”off” animation=”fade_in” sticky=”off” align=”center” force_fullwidth=”off” always_center_on_mobile=”on” use_border_color=”off” border_color=”#ffffff” border_style=”solid”] [/et_pb_image][et_pb_image admin_label=”Image” src=”http://www.sewnsew.net.au/wp-content/uploads/2016/09/grainline-and-fold-5.jpg” show_in_lightbox=”off” url_new_window=”off” use_overlay=”off” animation=”fade_in” sticky=”off” align=”center” force_fullwidth=”off” always_center_on_mobile=”on” use_border_color=”off” border_color=”#ffffff” border_style=”solid”] [/et_pb_image][et_pb_image admin_label=”Image” src=”http://www.sewnsew.net.au/wp-content/uploads/2016/09/pocket-6.jpg” show_in_lightbox=”off” url_new_window=”off” use_overlay=”off” animation=”fade_in” sticky=”off” align=”center” force_fullwidth=”off” always_center_on_mobile=”on” use_border_color=”off” border_color=”#ffffff” border_style=”solid”] [/et_pb_image][et_pb_image admin_label=”Image” src=”http://www.sewnsew.net.au/wp-content/uploads/2016/09/Knotches-7.jpg”…

  • choosing-the-right-fabric
    Fabric,  Pattern,  Sewing

    Choosing the right fabric

    You’ve tweaked your pattern, you have the perfect fit. Each piece was cut making sure you followed the pattern layout instructions. How proud you are. Every piece is sewn together beautifully and has given you a professional look. There’s only one problem. You have decided that you will never wear the garment because: “You chose the wrong fabric”. For all the beginners and those who still struggle with choosing the right fabric for a garment, here are some tips to help you. Choosing the right fabric is the first important step toward a successful project.   1 – Use the fabrics listed on the pattern On the back of the…