garment sewing Archives - Totally Stitchin

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Designer Joi’s Fashion Sewing Workshop

August 24, 2016 in News

Totally Stitchin': Designer Joi's Fashion Sewing Workshop We are 'sew' excited to share a new book with you today! If you're a garment maker or want to be one, then we HIGHLY recommend Designer Joi's Fashion Sewing Workshop! Designer Joi's Fashion Sewing Workshop features fundamental skills and techniques for the fashion sewist that follow Joi's process for teaching fashion design, illustration, pattern-making, and sewing a garment. This handy reference ...
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Coastal Curtsy Skirt Tutorial

May 20, 2015 in Projects

Totally Stitchin': Coastal Curtsy Skirt Tutorial *Guest post by Katy Dill. This skirt tutorial originally appeared on No Big Dill. Looks fancy, doesn't it?  Looks hard to sew, doesn't it? Little secret:  it's NOT! I've played with ruffled fabric before, making these ruffled leggings for Divine: and sharing my tutorial because it's more fun that way: There are two differences between the fabric I used for the leggings and the fabric ...
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Designer Joi’s Create the Perfect Fit

October 10, 2014 in News

Totally Stitchin': Designer Joi's Create the Perfect Fit We are 'sew' excited to participate in another fun blog hop! Today, I'd like to tell you all about an amazing new book by Joi Mahon called, Create the Perfect Fit: Measuring and Pattern Fitting for Real Sewing Solutions. If you've ever met Joi or taken one of her classes, you know how passionate she is about garment sewing, and with this ...

Taking in a Beaded Garment

July 9, 2014 in Tips & Tricks

Totally Stitchin': Taking in a Beaded Garment This tip for taking in a beaded garment rocks! You'll want to pin it for later :) Beading is so pretty, but, if you sew a lot, you know that when it comes to taking something in that is beaded, it can be a pain! You typically have to remove the beads where you'll be taking in, breaking the strand of thread ...
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Maternity Skirt

May 15, 2013 in Projects

Totally Stitchin': Easy Maternity Skirt Tutorial With summer quickly approaching and the days getting warmer, I realized that my winter maternity wardrobe wasn't going to cut it this time. I have now vowed to live in dresses and maternity skirts to get me through these next few months! With an August due date I knew it was a must. Maternity skirts are easy to throw together ...
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Quick Serger Wrap Skirt Project

August 15, 2011 in Projects

Diana page_skirt-small Create a classic silhouette by making a simple A-line skirt all on the serger. Download Project  
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Make Your Own Clothes!

October 25, 2010 in Find It / Buy It, General

I have to admit, I'm always amazed when I compliment someone on something they're wearing and they reply with, "Oh, I made this." My jaw can't help but hit the ground and I'm completely in aw. While browsing the web, I ran across this book, Make Your Own Clothes. It's as if the sky parted, a beam of light shined down ...
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Pattern Fitting Know-How

September 13, 2010 in General, Tips & Tricks, Videos

Nancy Zieman is a guru when it comes to sewing, especially pattern fitting. She's been hosting a PBS show, Sewing with Nancy, for over 25 years. And, in that time she's made hundreds of projects -- garments, quilts and embroidery. In this video Nancy demonstrates how easy it is to fit a pattern to your body using the pivot and slide ...
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