Tips & Tricks - Totally Stitchin

3 Ways to Applique!

July 29, 2015 in Tips & Tricks

Screen Shot 2015-07-29 at 2.49.48 PM Applique is so easy and fun! And, it's a great way to quickly add fun details, texture, and/or color! It is often used on kids clothing, but, don't limit yourself there...you'll find it on all kinds of sewn items: bags, quilts, adult clothing, table runners, and more!   Check out the tutorial video below to see 3 Simple Ways to Applique! I'll ...

How to Create and Sew a Vinyl Pocket

July 1, 2015 in Tips & Tricks

coverVP Vinyl pockets are perfect additions to a bag or fabric bin! If you are making this to stitch to a gift basket of goodies, you might include a gift card in the pocket. If you are using it for storage, it's nice to write what is stored within the bin on a small piece of paper and stick it in ...

The Easiest Way to Hem Tulle Layers Evenly All At Once!

May 15, 2015 in Tips & Tricks

olivia Hello hello! How are we doing? What are you all sewing these days? Any of you in a season of sewing for a wedding?? My sweet 4 year old is a flower girl in 3 weddings this year, so, be on the look out for some fun flower girl dress tutorials!! If you need one in the mean time, here's ...

How to Use the Serger Elastic Foot

March 27, 2015 in Tips & Tricks

Cover Pic The Elastic foot accessory that you can get for your Baby Lock serger is...wait for it...AWESOME! Seriously, it makes applying elastic so easy! Why? It does all of the elastic pulling for you and it's so smooth and pretty when done correctly! So, I'm going to show you how to use it! I used the elastic foot on the Baby ...

Cover Hemming with the Ovation

December 29, 2014 in News, Tips & Tricks

098 Hello hello! We're going to talk Cover Hem stitching today with the Baby Lock Ovation Serger (and you can follow this tutorial with the Baby Lock Evolution, as well)! It is super convenient to have the cover stitch available on your serger! I am going to show you how to set your machine up for the Cover/Chain stitch. It takes a little ...

Using Decorative Thread with a Serger

December 9, 2014 in Tips & Tricks

085 copy Serging is so fun, isn't it?! I think it's even more fun when you can use it for more than just finishing seams! I was at a Baby Lock event and was shown how to use a heavy decorative thread and a serger cover stitch to create my own decorative stitch and design on fabric! I learned on the beautiful ...

How to Add a Corset Back to a Wedding Dress

July 24, 2014 in Tips & Tricks

Totally Stitchin': How to Add a Corset Back to a Wedding Dress This is so cool! I've done a lot of bridal gown alterations and from time to time a dress is too tight or the bride just wants to replace the zipper with a corset back and they're so pretty! I used to make my own lace-ups (which, typically takes forever) until I had someone mention they had seen pre-made satin ...

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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Summer Sewing with Knits

July 4, 2014 in Tips & Tricks

Learn easy tricks for sewing with knits and improve your summer sewing. The Sewing Loft Hello Totally Stitchin' fans!  Heather here for our first Friday date. Have you ever wanted to infuse your wardrobe with a few custom pieces but didn't know where to start? Well, summer is actually one of the best times to explore the world of apparel sewing.  The silhouettes are forgiving, the color assortment is endless and the fabrics are just plain ...
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Learning to Sew

June 6, 2014 in Tips & Tricks

Learning-to-Sew-Feature Hello Totally Stitchin’ fans! Heather here from The Sewing Loft, stopping by for our first Friday visit! Today, I would love to chat about something kinda personal. Learning to Sew How did you learn to sew? Did your mother or maybe your Grandmother teach you? Or did you have the option to take an elective class at school? For me it was a ...
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