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Tutorial – A serged blind hem in just 5 steps

Tutorial – A serged blind hem in just 5 steps

Last week I showed you how to easily sew flat felled seams on your serger! A fun technique that gives a very cool, sporty effect. Back then I promised you to also show how to do an easy blind hem using just your serger. In just one move you cut off the raw edge, overlock and stitch the hem! This technique is comparable to a blind hem on your sewing machine, but now the edge is finished at the same time. That saves time! Such blind hem you sew in just 5 steps: 1. Double fold the edge of your fabric, like in the picture. You’ll sew on the wrong…

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Tutorial – How to sew Flat Felled Seams

Tutorial – How to sew Flat Felled Seams

I always assumed that you would need a coverstitch machine to sew those sporty visible seams. But after reading Sweeter Than Cupcakes’ blog it became clear to me that that isn’t the case. With a normal overlock machine or serger you can just do this! It’s called ”flat felled seam” or ”flatlock”. I immediately tested this new to me technique on the horseriding leggings I sewed (here you can find a link to the full blog about that). It was so much easier than I thought! Now I’m soo enthusiastic about this, that I HAVE to show you how to do this, and what to pay attention to. So hereby! 🙂 First, I’ll give you some…

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Tutorial – How to set in sleeves

Tutorial – How to set in sleeves

My grandma used to be a professional seamstress. She’s always very enthusiastic when I show my own creations. And when we talk she often tells sewing tales of her own. Nowadays she unfortunately can’t see well enough anymore to thread a needle, but she still has the knowledge! So one day she was helping me with the fit of a garment and figured the sleeve was the problem. That day my grandma taught me some basic rules for setting in sleeves. I soaked these up, wrote them down and carved these into my brain. From that day on when I’m setting in sleeves, I use my grandma’s tips. Because they’re…

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Tutorial – How to apply woven ribbon to a stretch garment

Tutorial – How to apply woven ribbon to a stretch garment

Currently there’s a huge trend going on with stripes. You have probably noticed, ‘cause in every shop and every street you see clothes that have those sports stripes, striped elastic, striped ribbons on the sides, or striped cuffs. So when I was thinking of a way to brighten up my simple new summer dress (from last blog), this was the way to go. I decided to attach such a striped ribbon to the side & shoulder seams. The dress itself was namely a little too plain and boring to me. Adding such detail totally turned it into something modern and interesting! When I had bought the ribbon I thought it…

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Sweet Romance – Trowback Knipster Competition & winner Catalina Dress pattern

Sweet Romance – Trowback Knipster Competition & winner Catalina Dress pattern

Last year I competed in a Dutch sewing competition called ”Knipster”. In my Knipster era I dedicated a lot of time sewing, created a lot of clothes, acquired a lot of experience, and obtained a bunch of nice pictures. Therefore I feel like this part of my sewing life should not miss on the blog. In this blog series we’ll look back on Knipster time and I’ll tell you how I feel about my outfits now, one year later! The third assignment we got was to make an outfit on the theme Sweet Romance. I had a lot of ideas for this theme. In first instance I wanted to make a…

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Jungle Fever – Trowback Knipster Competition

Jungle Fever – Trowback Knipster Competition

Last year I competed in a Dutch sewing competition called ”Knipster”. In my Knipster era I dedicated a lot of time sewing,  created a lot of clothes, acquired a lot of experience, and obtained a bunch of nice pictures. Therefore I feel like this part of my sewing life should not miss on the blog. In this blog series we’ll look back on Knipster time and I’ll tell you how I feel about my outfits now, one year later! Jungle fever: the second theme of the Knipster competition. It took me a while to be inspired by this theme  ’cause panther prints and fake fur do not really suit my…

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Tea cozies (Free pattern & instructions)

Tea cozies (Free pattern & instructions)

Do you also love cake and pastries? If I had to, I could eat them aaaall day, omnomm! But it’s better if I don’t because they seem to tighten your clothes. And it would be a pity if I would have to throw away all the garments I have made over the past years! Therefore I love the concept of a high tea. You just pick one moment to eat a deadly amount of all the cake, chocolates, sandwiches and pie you can get, and afterwards all you have to do is make sure you don’t feel guilty about it. An older friend of mine had the courage to start…

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