20 Sewing Tips and Tricks for Beginners
Want to learn the secrets of professional tailor? In this case you need to read this post containing 20 sewing tips and tricks for beginners.
Never use sewing scissors on something other than fabric. Even cutting the paper will dull them quickly. Remember that there are special stationery scissors for cutting a paper.
Each seamstress must have a minimum of three different sizes of scissors. The smallest is for cutting the ends of the thread seam.
If you need to take body measurements use a measuring tape that is one of the essential sewing tools. The soft and flexible measuring tape special intended for measuring the human body.
Among other tools, you must have metal ruler and cutter like on this photo. With their help you will be easy to cut the leather, cardboard and other hard materials that cannot be cut with scissors.
Be sure to buy a set of fold back clips different sizes. They will be very useful. In many cases they may be used instead the basting stitches.
Look at your bobbin. On the sides is the hole. Use it for winding a bobbin thread.
Sewing seam ripper and an awl are useful sewing tools.
To insert an elastic into the casing (a hollow channel) of the skirt, shorts, or pant use a safety pin or special tool that shown on this photo.
The cleaning out and oiling your sewing machine need to periodically. Did you know that you can use for it a conventional medical syringe?
Remove the needle, slide the handle all the way down and tighten the oil inside the syringe. Put the needle in place and can easy lubricate any hard to reach areas of your sewing machine.
Metal pins should be thin and sharp. Dressmaker pins sold in set 1000 and more pieces.
Screwdriver and pliers you need when installing metal fixings and zippers shortening and in others cases (repair sewing machine).
The adhesive tapes you need for drafting the patterns.
Do you know that ordinary soap may leave a noticeable mark on the fabric? Also this trail is easy to remove from the surface of the tissue without consequences.
If you are going to sew genuine leather you have to have a special set of tools. It includes: a small corner, glue, a knife, a metal ruler and others.
During the ironing your seams of garments you should have chest and sleeve ironing board and special ironing cushion.
The main tool seamstress is the thimble. It seems tedious to use him, but try several days do any housework not remove it from finger. You will notice a huge change in the quality and speed of your work while using hand needle.
Do not use on modern models of sewing machines the bad quality threads. On the left is an example of such a coil thread.
There are strongly twisted kinds of threads. Redeem twists; you can with an usual underwear elastic, as shown.
Use a fresh needle for each project. This is main thing what you should do if you notice a change in stitch quality.
Take a magnifying glass and check the needle tip, as shown. Do not use a needle whose tip is bent or is blunt.
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