List Of Sewing Tutorials

  • 2017, September

    1. How To Sew A Travel Size Pillow Case
      Make yourself comfortable while on the road by carrying your own travel-size pillows. DIY sewing a pillow case for your travel pillow is easy to do. How to sew a travel size pillowcase Measure the size of the travel pillow the pillow case will go on. Most travel pillows are 12 by 16 inches. Select the design and type of fabric to make the pillow case from. For example, make the pillow case from cotton or flannel. Cut the pieces of fabric about two inches larger than the size of your pillow. Lay one piece of the fabric face up. Lay the second piece of the fabric face down on top of it. Sew about a half inch from the edge all around three of the four sides, leaving one of the 12 inch sides open. This is where you insert the pillow. Turn the pillow case inside out, so…
  • 2017, March

    1. How to Sew a Euro Pillowcase
      Euro pillow, a 26-inch square pillow, can make a visual impact, and can be used to decorate anything. However, do you know how to make a Euro pillowcase to change the look of room? Cut one square measuring 27 inches square, and two rectangles measuring 16 1/2 by 27 inches. Fold a long side of the back of a pillow to the wrong side or less abundant side of the fabric to form a 1/2 inch fold. Sew this fold securely near the fold line. Fold the same edge again by 1/2 inch and stitch it, and make sure this seam is very close to the first suture. In the other pillow case back piece, make these same two sewn folds. Place the pillow case front on table with the right side up. Then, lay one back piece on top of the front piece with the right side down, and…
    2. How to Sew a Toddler Pillowcase
      Toddler pillows, easy to carry around, can be used to comfort for a toddler. However, do you know how to make a colorful toddler pillowcase? Measure the pillow, and add 1 inch to the width measurement and 4.25 inches to the length measurement. (If you don’t have a pillow, you can make a toddler pillow 15-by-21 inches and add the extra width and length measurement to make a pillowcase for a pillow this size.) Fold the fabric, with the wrong sides out and the right sides facing in. Position the folded fabric, and make sure the selvage edges are at the top and the folded edge is nearest to you. Straighten the fabric. Align the selvage edges. Measure the length of the pillowcase from the fold. Measure the width of the pillowcase parallel to the fold. Draw lines along these measurements, drawing the outline of the pillowcase. Cut pillowcases, but…
  • 2017, February

    1. Sewing and Quilting with Silk
      Using silk for quilting! People probably never had this idea in mind. In general, using silk for quilting is a good idea, for silk has a wonderful shine. Here are some useful tips when sewing and quilting with silk. Change the setting on the iron to low or medium temperature, do not use steam. Do not use small patterns pieces unless you first use the interface, keeping silk from sliding. If you want to use iron on interfacing, you should be very careful since it may cause fabric buckles. Silk can be used to as embellishment. We can fix it by using glass beads, or vintage buttons or charms. Dying to Use Silk Silk is easy to be dyed. You can purchase a dye for silk dying. Then, you can use water and iron to dye your own silk fabric to use in a quilt project. Wet the fabric. Place…
    2. DIY Sewing Tutorial: How To Make A Nightie Out Of A T-shirt
      An old T-shirt may bring back memories of your past. Therefore, you had better not easily throw away your old T-shirt. In general, you can turn your old T-shit or a new large one to a nightie out of a T-shirt. Step 1: Soften the shirt Place a pot with heat water on the stove and set the burner to medium. Wait until small bubbles form in the pot and then turn the heat down to low. Add one cup of salt to the hot water and stir it gently. Place the shirt in the pot, and stir it every few minutes for up to 30 minutes. Wash it. Step 2: Alterations Turn the T-shirt over. If you want sleeveless nightie, cut your sleeves. Hem the missing sleeves with needle and thread or sewing machine. Put your existing nightgown over the T-shirt and keep their collars aligned. If there are…
    3. DIY Sewing Tutorial: How to Make a Silk Nightdress
      Some women like wearing nightdresses, for they can feel sexy as well as comfortable at bedtime. Although many different materials like silk, satin, cotton, nylon and wool can be used to make nightdress, silk nightdress is the most popular because of its silky texture and comfort. However, it is not difficult to find a right one. Here, the good news is that we can make a homemade nightdress by ourselves. 1. Determine the Style for the Silk Nightdress Decide the style as well as the color of the nightdress. 2. Measure Length for the Silk Nightdress Make the following measurements: bust, arms, front collar, buttocks, waist, and width of your back with a tape measure. If you need a knee-length nightdress, measure the length from your shoulder to your thigh and note the measurements. 3. Cut materials for the Silk Nightdress Place the fabric on a flat and clean table,…
    4. DIY Tutorials: How to Sew a Baby Nightgown
      Newborn baby also can wear some soft and comfortable nightgowns. Besides, these baby nightgowns are easy to put on and take off. What's more, the gathered skirt portion of the nightgown is able to prevent baby kicking their feet out. Steps To Make A Suitable Baby Nightgown Use a fabric to make a 24-inch wide and 28-inch long rectangle. Put the right sides together, and sew the long side together with a 1/4 inch seam allowance. Fold hem over 1/4 inch and iron it. Fold the hem more than one inch and sew using a 1/4 inch seam allowance. Leave a small, two-inch gap in the hem where you can wear an elastic thread through it. Stitch the two pins to the other side of the skirt about 1/2 inch away from each other and from the top edge 1/2 inch. Gather the top of the fabric by pulling the…
    5. Sewing Tutorials: How to Sew a Nightgown
      If you want to sew a nightgown effectively, you must know the basic garment construction and sewing techniques. And, it is recommended to make your own nightgown with your measurements before investing in the nightgown industry. Step 1: Measure and cut pieces for the nightgown Measure the length of the nightgown, and add 2 inches to this measurement. Measure the widest part of your body. It is recommended to add 3 inches to this measurement and then divide it in half. Fold and fix a large piece of fabric together. Draw a rectangle using the above measurements. Cut the rectangle out of the folded fabric and remove all the pins. Stack the fabric rectangle with the right side of the fabric. Arrange the rectangle. Step 2: Create V-neck Measure the distance from neck to the lowest point of your desired neckline, and add 1/2 inch to this measurement. Determine the…
  • 2017, January

    1. Sewing An Elastic Band Into Pajama Legs
      Although some silk pajama pants have loose waist and leg openings, you still have chance to convert them to elastic-banded pants as long as you flip some of the fabric at the waist and hems of your pants. Steps to Sew Elastic Band into Pajama Legs You should stitch each end of the elastic band together to form three rings. Next, turn inside the pants, and then slide the elastic waistband over the top of the pants, and fold the waistband 1.5 inches. Third, slide the band up to the fold, and fix the fold in place on the elastic. Note: It is normal that the fabric will heap in place because the elasticity is shorter than the fabric. Now, you can sew along the fixed edge of the waistband so that the seam below - not on - the elasticity. Note: You must keep the fabric straight during stitching…
    2. Sewing An Elastic Waist Band On Silk Pajama Pants
      It is difficult to find the right fit for pajama pants even if there are lots of different pajamas stores. For instance, if you find the legs are comfortable, the waist will be too loose. If the waist is suitable, the legs usually will be too tight. Many people will choose large size, rather than small size sine they can insert an elastic waistband into the waist lining to easily fix a loose-fitting pair of pajama pants. Step-by-step Guide Turn your pajamas over, place it on a table, and smooth any wrinkles. Next, fold the top of the pants about one inch near the waist and then fold one inch after another.This fabric will wrap elastic waistband. Third, place a long elastic belt around your waste, and gently tighten it. Then, add an inch to this length of the belt and use a pair of scissors to cut the excess…
    3. How to Sew a Silk Head-wrap Scarf
      Silk head scarf has many uses. For instance, it can be used to as a headdress or headscarf; it can be used to as the head of a patient who has just received chemotherapy. And, it is very easy to sew a scarf. Even if you are new user, you can easily complete this task in a few minutes. Steps to Sew a Silk Head Scarf You can have different shapes and sizes of silk head scarf according to your preferences. Therefore, before making silk head scarf, you should decide whether you want a square or a rectangular silk head scarf. Measure the fabric with a rule, and then draw squares or rectangles by using the tailor's chalk. On each side of the four sides, you should leave least 1/2 inch of hem allowance. The standard square wire scarf measures 22 by 22 inches, while the standard rectangular scarf measures…
    4. How to Hem Silk: Sewing, Sketching & Fabric Care
      It is a challenge to hem silk, for this delicate fabric will show almost any form of stitching. Besides, sewing the hem to the silk may cause the hem folds. Therefore, many professionals always complete this task by hands. Steps to Hem Silk It is recommended to select thread similar to the fabric as close as possible. If you cannot find a right one, you can use a thread slightly darker than the fabric. Fold the bottom edge of the silk up to the inside of the fabric about one-eighth of an inch. Iron it with the "Silk" setting. Re-fold one-eighth of an inch and iron it. You should not nail the hem, for this process will leave a hole in the fabric that is difficult to hide. Begin sewing, you should iron it until the hem in place. Use only a single length of threaded puncture needle, and place…
    5. How to Make a Silk Comforter: Sewing and Quilting
      Silk filled comforter has a beautiful finish with enough weight. You can create your own silk quilt with an intricate quilting pattern, brocade ribbons, beading or lush embroidery. Go to fabric store to look for silk remnants, and choose silk noil because it has a soft finish, resist wrinkling, and does not easy to wear. Note: if the the color faded when washing, you had better send it to dry cleaning. Calculate the amount of fabric and buy the desired color of silk. Before cutting, you should place a pressure cloth, low heat and ironing fabric on the wrong side. Then, draw a square on the wrong side of the fabric using a ruler and straight edge or template. Stack several layers of fabric in the incision mat, and cut through several layers with straight edges and rotary knives. Stack them neatly according to color Sew the squares together. Please…
    6. How to Sew Silk, Satin, Taffeta, Polyester and other Fabrics
      Silk, luxurious fabrics, can be expensive and difficult to maintain. Silk has some limitations, but the results of a sewing project made with silk are often worth the cost. On the other hand, polyester has become a viable and less expensive alternative to garments originally used for silk only because polyester mimics some of the more desirable characteristics of silk. Steps to Sew with Polyester & Silk Fabric Silk is washable, and it will not shrink. However, the silk fabric is tightened during washing, resulting in a shrinkage effect of up to 5 inches per yard of fabric. So, before cutting out the pattern pieces, you had better wash silk. Polyester, a synthetic fiber, will not shrink when washed or dried. Use small shaft pins (such as wire nails) to pin the fabric and blocks. These needles are less likely to leave permanent holes in silk, polyester, or other fine…
    7. Repair Silk: Patching Silk With Fusible Fabric or Sewn Silk
      Silk, a natural fiber harvested from the cocoons of silk worms, degrades when exposed to chemicals and acidity, and shreds and deteriorates over time and with exposure to light, for its delicate nature. Although we can use fusible fabrics or silk to repair the holes or tears in silk, we could barely hide the traces of repair. Wash the discoloration or yellowing clothes with vinegar. Repairing silk fabric with fusible fabrics Measure the hole with a ruler. Cut a piece of fusible fabric which is larger than the hole. Cut the jagged edges to the hole by using embroidery or finger nail scissors, and then turn the item inside out. Place the silk on the ironing board, let the wrong side of the garment or fabric face you. Pull the edges of the holes as close together as possible without puckering the silk. Press the edges of the rip/hole flat.…
  • 2016, May

    1. Difference Between Oxford and Housewife Pillowcases
      Housewife Pillowcases have a sewn edge, which fits snugly to the pillow (below top), Oxford Pillowcases have a fabric border around the edge, usually around 5cm (below bottom). https://www.pandasilk.com/product/22-momme-silk-oxford-pillowcase/ https://www.pandasilk.com/product/22-momme-silk-housewife-pillowcase/ Related Posts Mulberry Silk Charmeuse Fabric Pillowcase Is The Best Pillowcase Prevent Wrinkles And Frizzy Hair With Silk Pillowcases Do Silk Pillowcases Prevent Wrinkles And Fight Skin Aging Silk Bed Linen Buying Guide Improve Your Skin and Hair With Silk Sheets & Silk Pillowcases What Are the Best Materials for Pillowcases How to Wash Silk PillowcasesRelated Products [product_category limit="4" columns="4" category="pillows" orderby="rand"]
  • 2016, February

    1. Instructions to Sew a Silk Quilt
      A silk quilt has an amazing finish with adequate weight that doesn’t need a batting. You could embellish the squares using a complicated sewing pattern, or put brocade ribbons, beading or lavish weaving to make it a wonderful artwork. Come to wholesale fabric stores and search for silk remnants. Pick silk noil that has a muted appearance, opposes wrinkling and doesn’t easily scuff. Remember that colors may fade during laundry, and therefore intent to dry clean the finished quilt. Compute the fabric amount. Buy silk noil in adorable colors. Utilize a pressing material and low-heat and iron the fabric on the wrong side prior to cutting. Utilize a ruler and straight edge or a format to draw squares on the wrong side of the fabric. Stack some fabric layers on a cutting mat. Utilize a straight edge and rotary cutter to slice through a few layers. Compose the squares by…
    2. How to Sew With Silk
      Silk was taken as a luxury fabric in most cultures during the human history. Even though silk has been made more accessible by synthetic procedures, silk is still similar to richness and waste. The same gorgeous and extravagant as it is to wear and feel, silk has many requirements to sew with. Nevertheless, you can create gorgeous crafts and clothing utilizing silk with some tips and tricks and much patience and practice. Treat the fabric in advance. Although certain silk (like taffeta and crepe) ought to just be dry cleaned, the majority are washed by hands. Drench the uncut fabric in cold water blended with some baby shampoo or else gentle cleanser. Flush the fabric a few times in cool water and lay flat. Permit the fabric to dry totally prior to working with it. Reinforce the fabric prior to cutting. As much silk can be very elusive, lay the…