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Cute Boys Shorts for Summer

April 19, 2013 in Projects

With warm weather right around the corner, I couldn't pass up making some cute boys shorts with pockets for Summer. I found a great seersucker fabric on sale and I knew it was perfect for this project. This project is very similar to the pajama pants tutorial. SUPPLIES 1/2- 1 yard fabric (depending on the side of the shorts you are making 1" ...

by CJP374

quick zipper

July 16, 2009 in Glossary

A lapped method where one side of the fabric covers the teeth, it is very easy to get a neat result as the visible stitching is made on flat fabric before the zipper is in place. Knight , Lorna. The Sewing Stitch and Textile Bible An illustrated guide to techniques and materials. Iola, Wi: Krause Publications, 2007.

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measurement gauge

July 16, 2009 in Glossary

This handy gadget allows small measurements to be checked easily. it is marked on both sides and is easy to manipulate when folding up hems, marking buttonholes, and positioning top stitching. Knight , Lorna. The Sewing Stitch and Textile Bible An illustrated guide to techniques and materials. Iola, Wi: Krause Publications, 2007.

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yard (meter) stick

July 16, 2009 in Glossary

Made of wood or metal, a stick is ideal for measuring lengths of fabric from a roll. The stable nature of a yard (meter) stick is also helpful when cutting fabric fro drapes or shades. Knight , Lorna. The Sewing Stitch and Textile Bible An illustrated guide to techniques and materials.  Iola, Wi: Krause Publications, 2007.

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pressing cloths

January 17, 2009 in Glossary

Pieces of cotton muslin and silk organza are perfect to protect the surface of fabric from the heat of the iron. Knight , Lorna. The Sewing Stitch and Textile Bible An illustrated guide to techniques and materials.  Iola, Wi: Krause Publications, 2007.  

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tank iron

January 17, 2009 in General, Glossary

A tank iron has a large reservoir of water connected by a pip to the iron.  This type of iron produces a greater pressure of steam.   Knight , Lorna. The Sewing Stitch and Textile Bible An illustrated guide to techniques and materials.  Iola, Wi: Krause Publications, 2007.

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steam iron

January 17, 2009 in General, Glossary

A steam iron contains a small tank of water and pushes steam through the cloth whilst ironing to improve its efficiency.   Knight , Lorna. The Sewing Stitch and Textile Bible An illustrated guide to techniques and materials.  Iola, Wi: Krause Publications, 2007.  

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dry iron

January 17, 2009 in General, Glossary

A dry iron can be used in conjunction with a damp cloth or water bottle spray when required.  Some fabrics are damaged by water spots leaving permanent marks on the cloth.   Knight , Lorna. The Sewing Stitch and Textile Bible An illustrated guide to techniques and materials.  Iola, Wi: Krause Publications, 2007.        

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serrated shears

January 17, 2009 in General, Glossary

These are occasionally useful if cutting thin, lightweight, soft fabric as the blades grip the fabric better and so it does not “run away” from the blades.   Knight , Lorna. The Sewing Stitch and Textile Bible An illustrated guide to techniques and materials.  Iola, Wi: Krause Publications, 2007

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quick un-pick

January 17, 2009 in General, Glossary

A quick un-pick is useful when removing stitching.  Cut every third stitch on one side, then turn the seam over and pull out the thread from the other side.  Use it to open buttonholes: place a pin across one end and cut from the other end up to the pin.   Knight , Lorna. The Sewing Stitch and Textile Bible An illustrated ...
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