Wednesday, 18 October 2017

How To Sew A Centered/ Railroad Zipper



Still on the zipper series, today's offering is the centered/ railroad zipper kind. This zipper is the easiest of the zipper to install especially for beginner sewers. It was once a favorite of mine until I discovered HOW TO INSTALL AN INVISIBLE ZIPPER WITH A REGULAR ZIPPER FOOT.

Anyways let me know how you get on with the tutorial if you try it, how you feel about zippers in general and all that good stuff.










                                                     
                                                                     

Friday, 13 October 2017

How To Sew invisible Zippers



Today we are all about closures in garment making/sewing, these can be used as a design or functional elements in whatever project you are sewing. they are especially important if you want to make some fitted woven garments.

My favorite type of zippers to sew are invisible zippers and guess what you guys, I DO NOT OWN AN INVISIBLE ZIPPER FOOT.
Stick with me and I'll show you how incredibly easy it is.

 Please comment below to share your experience of how the tutorial worked out for you if you tried it. I'm thinking of making this into a zipper series, so, if you have a particular zipper you want me to do a video on, I'd be happy to oblige.













Tuesday, 10 October 2017

3rd Quarter Sewing Plans 2017


Aside from loving to sew and documenting my sewing journey, I folks am regrettably what they call a #slowsewer. I'm guessing the term is self-explanatory, I take forever to sew up stuff, I dunno why honestly(though I think my slow sewing machine should share in the blame). it's something I'm seriously working on combatting, pray for me....LOL.

As a result of my fore mentioned aliment, condition.....(insert your own term here) my sewing plans video which other good YouTubers do every month will be done on a quarterly basis. The sewing plans video for this 3rd quarter will cover the months of July, August, and September. 

Here is my humble offering














                                             
                                                         

Monday, 9 October 2017

"The Seamstress Tag" and "The Sewing Tag"

 If you're into the sewing world then you know about the seamstress tag with 12 questions started by HollySews on youtube, most seamstress myself included took part in it as a way to get to know each other and to introduce ourselves to people, let them know what started us on our journey, and all that good stuff......

But there's also another tag called the "sewing tag" that I saw online but I only know 1 youtuber who took part in the tag. I have a seamstress tag video but as I only found out about the sewing tag after the video was put up, I will be answering the questions to the sewing tag in this post.

HERE GOES........






Now for the "sewing tag"
  • How long have you been sewing?
          To date, i'd probably say 3 years, nearly 4 though LOL
  • Who taught you to sew?
          Just a local neighborhood tailor, he sewed somethings for people around and I think of old tailors the way I think of old lawyers, they're better than the younger ones. Honestly, older seamstresses with good technique are just better IMHO. 
  • Your first social media sewing influencer?
           The first sewing video I ever watched was by Tre on "stitchless tv" she was talking about how you could use socks as ribbing, and I just thought she is soooooo brilliant. if you can check her out, she does amazing videos.
  • What's your favorite clothing to sew?
            Fit and flare dresses, they fit my silhouette so I sew them all the time and as such I'm good at them.
  • Favorite fabrics: Knits or Woven
             My sewing machine doesn't handle knits very well so I sew mostly with wovens, so I'm going with wovens for now.
  • Do you have a sewing studio?
             No, I'm not so lucky, I set up shop in a corner of my room.
  • What machines do you have?
             I have an "empisal dessmaker 270D" I have a video on it on youtube @chi9ja and a blog post on here, do check it out.
  • Your #1 favorite sewing tool?
           I can't choose between my seam gauge and the bias binder makers. 
  • Where do you get your sewing inspiration?
             Magazines, Pinterest etc all the usual culprits for picture goodness.
  • What's your favorite piece that you've created?
             The dress I made for #thelittlereddressproject if you watch the seamstress tag video you'll see the dress and I also talk about why its a fav of mine.
  • Whats your worst piece that you've created?
              Unfortunately or fortunately I don't have a picture to show you. it was my first attempt at sewing a shirt with buttons, and I was trying to undo the horrible buttonholes my machine had done and ripped through the fabric with my seam ripper. THE END.
  • Do you sew to sell?
             No, I don't
  • What are your future sewing business plans?
             I have none, sewing is not a business to me at the moment, I tried sewing for some people and totally hated the experience.
  • Your top 3 favorite sewing blogs?
            I find myself on Craftys a lot, then there's Emily Hillman designs and Burdastyle. Dunno if Burdastyle qualifies as a blog though.
  • Patterns or Self-drafted?
            Self drafted