Gathered Skirt Tutorial with Bow Tie Up

Gathered Skirt Tutorial with Bow Tie Up

By: Mimi G of Mimi G Style

Download this free PDF outlining how to draft and assemble your own skirt and follow along with Mimi G in the video below. Plus, for additional tips about how to sew with rayon challis fabric, check out this post from Mimi G.

Plus, shop the Mimi G rayon challis collection here.

Finished Look

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Sewing 101: Tips for Sewing Rayon Challis

Sewing 101: Tips for Sewing Rayon Challis

By: Mimi G of Mimi G Style

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Sewing with Basics by Riley Blake Designs

Sewing with Basics by Riley Blake Designs

By: Riley Blake Designs

Check out these beginner, intermediate and advanced sewing projects using Riley Blake Designs Basics.

Stained Glass Quilt

Featured collection: Shades Collection. Click here to see the full tutorial.

Doggie Bow Tie

Basic collection: Hashtags Collection. Click here to see the full tutorial.

Llama Pillow

Basic collection: Gingham. Click here to see the full tutorial.

Pattern Weights

Basic collection: Pin Drop by @the_tattooed_quilter. Click here to see the full tutorial.

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Essential Sewing Terms for Beginners

Essential Sewing Terms for Beginners

By: Nikki Griffin

Stitching Terms

Baste

Sewing, by hand or machine, with long stitches in order to temporarily hold together two pieces of fabric, so that they stay in place while you stitch them together.

Binding

Using a thin strip of fabric or bias tape in order to hide the edges of a piece of fabric.

Facing

Fabric used to finish raw edges of a garment to make the edges lie flat. You can see this on a neckline or

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Tips for Sewing with White Denim Fabric

Tips for Sewing with White Denim Fabric

Learn tips and tricks for sewing apparel with white denim fabric with Nikki Griffin.

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Always Wash Your Fabric Before Cutting

When working with white denim fabric, wash your hands often as oils from your skin and lint and tools create dirt on your fabric. Avoid those smudges on your fabric to get a finished garment.

Use the Right Needle

Stretch denim is a yummy fabric to work with! Using the right needle: Depending on how much stretch – the denim has,

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Sewing with Gauze Fabric: with Adrienne Walker

Sewing with Gauze Fabric: with Adrienne Walker

By: Adrienne Walker

Hello guys! I'm excited to talk about working with gauze fabric.

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I want to give just a little background on gauze. It is a very lightweight material that is made up of 100% cotton. This material can be used for shirts, blouses, blankets, throws, and dresses. I chose the Shannon Embrace® Double Gauze Flower Shower Multi Print because I was creating an outfit using the McCall's Aurora (M8087) Pattern. I wanted to work with a fabric outside

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What's Inside Counts - Getting to Know Batting and Interfacing

What's Inside Counts - Getting to Know Batting and Interfacing

A strong foundation is essential in creating something that lasts and looks great. For sewists, that foundation is interfacing for our apparel and craft projects, and batting for beautiful quilts. Get to know the ins and outs of batting and interfacing to help you on your next project.

Batting:

Batting gives quilts their cuddliness and that oh-so-coveted crinkly texture right when they come out of the dryer. It's improtant to choose the right batting loft and fiber contents for your

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Tips for Sewing Corduroy Fabric + Jenny Overalls Project

Tips for Sewing Corduroy Fabric + Jenny Overalls Project

Hello everyone! Sara of The Sara Project here, and back with another fun post for you!

Let’s start off with a question: what is fall without corduroy? I’ve been seeing a lot of great corduroy garments popping up in the ready to wear world lately. I fell in love with a pair of gold cord overalls I came across at Madewell recently, and headed over to fabric.com to find a similar fabric to copy the look. Oh

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Picking the Perfect Upholstery Fabric

Picking the Perfect Upholstery Fabric

If you are new to the world of upholstery, choosing the right fabric may seem like an arduous process. With all the fabrics (not to mention the colors and designs) available, how do you choose the one which is right for you? Here is some information on various fabric to help you select the right fabric for your furniture.

Durability

If you are planning to upholster something that will experience everyday wear and tear, durability is important to consider. Upholstery

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Simple Elastic Waist Skirt Tutorial

Simple Elastic Waist Skirt Tutorial

A simple gathered skirt is a classic wardrobe staple, and they are surprisingly easy to make! Follow these simple steps to create a pattern suited for your measurements, for a flattering, beginner level skirt with an elastic waist.

Supplies Needed:

Making the

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