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Sewing for beginners by marylandcakes: 11:49pm On Jun 05, 2016
Sewing for beginners

This thread is for beginners so let's start from the basics.

The first part of sewing is to learn how to take different body measurements.

How to take basic blouse body measurements

Shoulder length
Front chest
Bust width
Waist width
Hips width


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3wP19csJfLg

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Re: Sewing for beginners by marylandcakes: 7:46am On Jun 06, 2016
You will need your tape measure

You can practice on yourself or a friend
Re: Sewing for beginners by marylandcakes: 7:48am On Jun 06, 2016
The next stage will be how to transfer these measurements on to a bodice or blouse pattern.

So watch out for the next stage.
Re: Sewing for beginners by Rubyventures: 11:31am On Jun 06, 2016
marylandcakes:
The next stage will be how to transfer these measurements on to a bodice or blouse pattern.

So watch out for the next stage.

I'm already looking forward to it, I've been waiting for this all my life . grin grin grin grin

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Re: Sewing for beginners by marylandcakes: 10:53pm On Jun 06, 2016
Really? grin
Re: Sewing for beginners by Rubyventures: 10:58am On Jun 07, 2016
I'm still waiting for the next part of this lecture
Re: Sewing for beginners by marylandcakes: 10:50pm On Jun 07, 2016
Rubyventures:



Please don't scam this thread, instead open up your thread and sell your stuff.

I'm still waiting for the next part of this lecture

I am still compiling the video, it should be with you very soon.
Re: Sewing for beginners by Rubyventures: 3:01pm On Jun 08, 2016
marylandcakes:


I am still compiling the video, it should be with you very soon.

make I spread mat? grin grin grin grin grin grin grin
Re: Sewing for beginners by migeoart(f): 5:11pm On Jun 08, 2016
following ma
Re: Sewing for beginners by ellemystique(f): 6:55pm On Jun 08, 2016
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Re: Sewing for beginners by SlimHan(f): 11:34pm On Jun 08, 2016
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Re: Sewing for beginners by LIBRA002: 12:51pm On Jun 11, 2016
am fully following.....hnmmm
Re: Sewing for beginners by marylandcakes: 5:32am On Jun 14, 2016
Thanks guys for following, sorry I've had a very busy weekend but the updates should be posted by the end of this week. Thanks for your patience.
Re: Sewing for beginners by marylandcakes: 7:56pm On Jun 14, 2016
Materials needed to draft a pattern

Pattern paper
Paper cutting scissors
Tape measure
Ruler
Curved ruler
Pencil
Re: Sewing for beginners by marylandcakes: 8:56pm On Jun 14, 2016
See photo of materials.

Re: Sewing for beginners by marylandcakes: 9:31am On Jun 15, 2016
What if you don't have a curved ruler, can you do free hand?

Answer: yes you can, it is not compulsory

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Re: Sewing for beginners by Rubyventures: 9:44am On Jun 15, 2016
marylandcakes:
What if you don't have a curved ruler, can you do free hand?

Answer: yes you can, it is not compulsory

Thanks for this, please take your time no hurry, I rather learn slowly than being badgered by loads of information.

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Re: Sewing for beginners by CheeryChy(f): 3:41pm On Jun 15, 2016
Fully following, Good Job. Also, where can I but the curved ruler in Lagos?

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Re: Sewing for beginners by marylandcakes: 10:44pm On Jun 15, 2016
CheeryChy:
Fully following, Good Job. Also, where can I but the curved ruler in Lagos?


You can get it to buy in a book shop it is also called a French curve.

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Re: Sewing for beginners by marylandcakes: 10:46pm On Jun 15, 2016
Mark your centre front on your pattern paper and square out your guide line AB at the top.

Re: Sewing for beginners by marylandcakes: 10:53pm On Jun 15, 2016
Mark 1/2 your shoulder length measurement on the guideline AB

Re: Sewing for beginners by marylandcakes: 10:56pm On Jun 15, 2016
Square down and mark point C

Go in 2.5" on guideline and mark it point D

Re: Sewing for beginners by marylandcakes: 11:08pm On Jun 15, 2016
Mark down 1 &3/4" on point C this becomes point E

Re: Sewing for beginners by marylandcakes: 11:10pm On Jun 15, 2016
Join point D ans E and this becomes the shoulder slope.

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Re: Sewing for beginners by Rubyventures: 9:09am On Jun 16, 2016
best sewing instructions ever grin grin grin grin grin grin

weldone

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Re: Sewing for beginners by Rubyventures: 9:11am On Jun 16, 2016
my problem area is the arm hole
Re: Sewing for beginners by Rubyventures: 3:51pm On Jun 16, 2016
still waiting
Re: Sewing for beginners by marylandcakes: 3:55pm On Jun 16, 2016
Please note you do not have to use marked pattern paper you can use plain.
Re: Sewing for beginners by marylandcakes: 3:56pm On Jun 16, 2016
The next stage is the neckline curve.
Re: Sewing for beginners by marylandcakes: 3:58pm On Jun 16, 2016
From point D go down 3" and mark point.

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Re: Sewing for beginners by marylandcakes: 9:07pm On Jun 16, 2016
Square both sides

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