I have been dreading to sew a zip since a very long time. It looks quite tough but in reality it isn't so. This tutorial from ehow makes it look like a breeze. Follow this tutorial for a step by step guide.
Knowing to sew is truly a blessing. The joy of wearing your clothes sewn by yourself is remarkable . Even if you buy ready made ones, it is always better to learn to alter them for a perfect fit. One such thing that requires alteration is the jeans. When you do not find your regular … Continue reading Day 84 : How to alter the length of a jeans by keeping its original hem
When you have little kids around, wounded knees and torn jeans are a usual affair. Wounded knees can be healed by medicines while the torn jeans by the sewing machine. I love to do a patch work on the torn part. It looks good, just like a new fashion style. Nowadays you find jeans with … Continue reading Day 82 : How to patch on a pair of jeans
Sewing a double folded hem is easy and makes your clothes look perfect with a dash of professionalism. Fold the edge of the fabric about 1/4th inch. Iron over the fold. Now fold it once again for 1/2 inch. Iron. Pin the edges of the fabric. Sew as close to the fold … Continue reading Day 80 : How to sew a double folded hem
Pinning a fabric is very important for beginners trying their hand at sewing. Even the experts pin the fabric before they sew. Pinning keeps the cloth in place making sewing so much easier. This is how to pin a fabric. Place wrong sides of the fabric together. Now use pins in an in- out … Continue reading Day 77 : How to pin a fabric ( for sewing)
There was once a time when I didn't even know the ABC's of using a needle to sew something, neither using a sewing machine. I had never had the chance to stitch anything for that matter. Okay, that was a long time ago. Now I am a super big fan of my sewing machine - … Continue reading Day 58 : How to hem by hand
Finding holes in our clothes is a rather nasty sight. So learning to mend them is extremely important. Because misfortunes do happen and we may come face to face with an unsightly hole in our favorite dresses which we do not want to discard yet. Mending them provides a new life to our clothes or … Continue reading Day 42 – How to fix a hole in your clothes