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SEYRA | July 26, 2016 | Reply
This looks totally doable!
– Seyra x
DARLENE | July 26, 2016 | Reply
I love all of your blogs and sewing tutorials and tips.
I don’t know if it is me and/or my visual impairment. I am a very visual learner! A thousand written instructions would still not help me achieve these great techniques! I am wondering if it would be possible to demonstrate the techniques, using contrasting threads? I understand time and space are premium. I really do appreciate all that is blogged about!
Have a great day!
ADINAH | July 26, 2016 | Reply
Thank you for the tutorial, very helpful! Might I suggest that you use a light colored fabric for the next tutorial, and/or a bold contrast thread. This will make it easier to see what you’re doing and to understand the instructions. Thanks again!
RUTH | July 27, 2016 | Reply
Growing up in the 50s and 60s in Canada every girl in school studied what was called “Home Economics”. I think it was a compulsory course from grades 7 to 10 but could take that course for 5 of your 6 High School years. Which is what I did.
We started learning to sew in 7th Grade and through the years were taught French Seams; Flat-felled Seams, hand and machine finishing and ever kind of buttonhole including the tailored kind you find on expensive suits, the name eludes me but you made them by adding a patch of fabric that would, on the right side of the garment bind all sides of the hole – really classy looking.
I am so grateful that I grew up in such an era when I learned so many cooking, sewing and homemaking skills.
I design and make things all the time, have all my life and enjoy doing it all. My skills learned in school were super valuable while I raised my six children and still are.
It’s excellent that you’re learning these skills/tricks such as a “French Seam” for making garments. Many DIY projects I see on YouTube appear to me, to be made to be temporary, “wear-a-bit” and discard garments. Being “old school” I shudder when I see those DIY videos that show people how to make inferior garments that won’t last and look shoddy from the first wearing.
Although I’m a Grandma and much of where you go what you buy and do doesn’t apply to me I’ve enjoyed your Blog – very nicely done! Thanks
CANDY COMBS | July 27, 2016 | Reply
I love that you are teaching the art of sewing to a new generation. My only comment is about using black fabric for the tutorial; especially with black thread. It is very difficult to see. Can you sometimes use a lighter color, perhaps muslin? (w/a contrast thread)
Enjoy your blog!