Garment Details

Sewing is in the details. Garment Details such as color, fit buttons, neckline and endless more can take a garment or craft project from boring to wow. Don’t skimp on the details. Find tips and tricks to make your projects stand out.

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The Trouble With Facings And How To Fix Them

My latest summer dress Sewing At The Speed Of Slow Jill Case Online Editor, Sew Daily SewDaily.com “Tiny details imperceptible to us decide everything!” _ W. G. Sebald, Vertigo    I recently made this dress. The dress pattern from Simplicity has, like many do, facing pieces. Facings are commonly used in dresses and blouses. Facings…

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To Label Your Sewing Projects, Or Not To?

Last week I finished the binding on a baby quilt—how satisfying! But I wasn’t quite done. When you finish making a quilt or sewing clothes, do you sign your work, label it, or add a small sewn message? I know some sewists who make labels to put inside the clothes they sew. Others have their…

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How to Make Silver Clay Buttons

I think of making a lot of things, but one thing I never think about making is buttons. However, buttons are one of the easiest and most effective embellishments. Here is a short tutorial on making a polymer clay button. It's just an example of a button you can make. You can choose any shape,…

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Make a Cool Embellished Star T-Shirt

We are kind of crafty geeky at the Sudbury office and every Tuesday morning at 10 a.m., we have a show-and-tell, where we share whatever project we have been working on. Well, last  week, Jenn Mason from the Mixed Media team brought in this awesome T-shirt that she had embellished with fabric stars for her…

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Cute as a Button … or Even Cuter

Summer is in full swing, and I can't help but notice the charming women's sewing patterns designed for this hot weather season. These simpler styles rely on classic lines and a less fussy construction. It's easy to picture these dresses in soft, unprinted linens. This is where my buttons live. These Debbie Mumm buttons upped the…

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Glamourous Pockets. Yes, It's True!

Who doesn't love (and need) a little glamour in their life? And pockets! We love (and need) pockets, too. This was the pocket that started it all. This rhinestone zipper is on deck for the next glam-o-pocket. If you're planning a little embellishment for your next project, turn your thoughts to the humble pocket. In…

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Do I Really Need to Interface? Really?

Recently, one of my daughter's friends used her Facebook page to put out a request for sewing information. "I'm new to sewing. I'm making a dress for myself, and the pattern says to interface. Do I really need to? It seems like it a lot of trouble."  Interfacing.Boring to look at… but using it willgive…