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Group Project : June/July
I’m going to change it up and place this projects for the next two months as it can be quite a time consuming depending on what you choose to make.
What you do is up to you, it can be a shirt, skirt, top, dress, scarf, hat, anything. If you’re working on a cosplay that requires you make an article of clothing it counts, if you’re using this to finish a project you’ve been avoiding it counts. If you’ve had a tutorial saved in your favourites for ages that teaches you how to make a skirt that you’ve been too chicken to make, it counts as long as you make it!
Any kind of clothing you make counts.
I’m not going to include a massive list of tutorials because everyone’s taste and preference is different, i could find a million skirt tutorials that are useless if you don’t wear them. So go ahead and find your own if there’s nothing here to interest you, these are mainly going to be ones I’ve already got up on the blog and pins i have saved.
Stretchy pencil skirt
Cowl draped infinity dress
Maxi dress
Elastic waist skirt
Midi circle skirt
Wrap dress
Serged pencil skirt
Summer dress
Maxi skirt
25 dress & skirt tutorials
Reversible scallop hem skirt
'Mullet' shirt
V-neck raglan t-shirt
Dolman style top
Kimono coverup
Draped jersey circle top
Batwing top
Bias trimmed shorts
Pajama pants
Drafting and sewing leggings
Harem pants
Yoga pants
Summer scarf
Braided scarf
- Kerry

sewing-circle:

Group Project : June/July

I’m going to change it up and place this projects for the next two months as it can be quite a time consuming depending on what you choose to make.

What you do is up to you, it can be a shirt, skirt, top, dress, scarf, hat, anything. If you’re working on a cosplay that requires you make an article of clothing it counts, if you’re using this to finish a project you’ve been avoiding it counts. If you’ve had a tutorial saved in your favourites for ages that teaches you how to make a skirt that you’ve been too chicken to make, it counts as long as you make it!

Any kind of clothing you make counts.

I’m not going to include a massive list of tutorials because everyone’s taste and preference is different, i could find a million skirt tutorials that are useless if you don’t wear them. So go ahead and find your own if there’s nothing here to interest you, these are mainly going to be ones I’ve already got up on the blog and pins i have saved.

- Kerry

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July - Diamonds

Link 1 | Link 2

You can use either tutorial but i think the first one is a bit more descriptive. If you used a quarter inch seam allowance last time make sure you use it again. I spent ages trying to find the name for this block and the only ones i could find were HST diamond and The depression block, so if you find any other tutorials under those names that work better for you go ahead and use them.

I look forward to seeing what you guys come up with, make sure you tag me in any posts relating to the project with @ sewingcircle (Without the space)

The ‘Something you’ll wear' project is still going this month as well, so if you've made any item of clothing it counts towards it. Also if anyone knows how i could make block pictures like the one above, let me know. I don't like pulling pictures from other peoples websites to add onto my post even though i always link back to them, i need something that i can throw a block together on easily and for free.

- Kerry

Just over a week left for this one!

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POPPYSEED FABRICS: Super easy tote bag tutorial..(updated)

This is a great super, fun and easy tote bag tutorial that you will want to make over and over again!

What you need is:

1/2 yd of 2 different fabrics
2 yds coordinating webbing
2 pieces batting, thin like warm and natural 15”x 10”

Feather's Flights : Basics of Sewing Machine Needles

NEEDLE SIZES
The European needle measurement is first, and the American needle measurement is second.
Very lightweight              70/10
lightweight                       80/12
medium weight                90/14
medium to heavy weight   100/16
heavy weight                    110/18
The size I use for almost everything is 80/12. When I’m sewing on jeans or thick fabric, I use 100/16 or 110/18. I would use the 70/10 for sheer fabrics…

who-areyoureally:

Okay so two years ago I made a sewing machine cover for my old sewing machine. I used a tutorial to make a really simple, reversible sewing machine cover and I really liked it and I wanted to make the same kind of cover for my new machine. Unfortunately, when I tried to go back to the old tutorial I found that the page did not exist anymore. Sad times. So I did it all from memory! And it was a disaster. More sad times. But I worked through it and even though I made a mistake on like every single step of the process, I finally finished it. Sad times are over! So…here are some instructions and some words of wisdom in case anybody wants to try making something like this for themselves.

—Step 1— Measure your machine

Measure the circumference of your machine at its fattest spot to get the width you’ll need, and divde the circumference by 2. If your machine is like mine and there’s a big size difference between the bottom and the top, you’ll want to measure the circumferences of the smallest and largest areas and make your pattern look more like a trapezoid than a rectangle. I went with rectangles (pictured) and my end result turned out a little baggy on top because of it. 

You’ll also need to measure the height of your machine, but to get the best results, you’ll want to drape your measuring tape over the entire machine (so you’re getting the distance from the bottom of the back, over the top, to the bottom of the front) and then divide by 2. 

Add 1 inch to everything. (or 1/2 an inch if you want smaller seams idk i clearly didn’t measure anything when I did this). 

DEFINITELY DON’T just measure the width of the front of the machine, or from the table to the top of the machine. Your machine is fatter than you think it is, I promise. You can see where I had to include little pink insets on one side cuz I didn’t follow my own advice. :P

— Step 2 — Cut/Ready your fabric

Cut your 2 trapezoids out of both of the fabrics you’ll be using, for a total of 4 trapezoids. Iron everything. Take the matching trapezoids and pin them right sides together.

DEFINITELY DO make sure  that if you’re using patterned fabric that you’ve got the pattern going the right direction.

— Step 3 — Sew your trapezoids

Okay so now you’re going to sew 3 sides of each trapezoid, leaving open the bottom. I used 1/2 inch seams.

— Step 4 — Pin and sew some box corners

Okay at this point you should have two little hats you can wear (see previous posts about this project). Put the hats on your machine now and make sure they fit okay. Take a couple pins and pin the fabric near the corners of the top of your machine, and sew your box corners.

DEFINITELY DO take a minute to look up how to do box corners cuz I’m not gonna go into it here. But basically remember to line up your seams. You’ll be sewing a little triangle, the seams should fall into the middle of that triangle. I didn’t get too picky about my seams and my corners look sloppy because of it.

After you’ve sewn your corners, turn both pieces right side out, and put them on your machine to make sure you sewed your corners right. I had to do two of my corners twice, but I’m glad I did cuz it looks much better. Once it looks the way you want, turn the pieces back inside out and cut off the excess fabric.

— Step 5 — Put it all together

Okay so now you take both of your pieces and put them right sides together, pinning around the open end. Sew around the bottom edge with a 1/2 inch seam, leaving about 4-5 inches open somewhere (I left it open where I had my pink fabric inserts).

DEFINITELY DON’T sew all 4 pieces together, thereby sewing it shut.

When you’re done, slowly and carefully (or quickly and haphazardly, like I did), pull your fabric through the opening so the right sides are turned out. It’ll look like a big, sad bag or unstuffed pillow (see pictured above).

— Step 6 — Finish it up!

Stuff one side into the other and set it on your machine one last time to make sure it looks the way you want it to. Then hand stitch your little opening shut with a blind ladder stitch. 

BOOM. ya done. sewing-circle

chiani:

This is my Something You’ll Wear project for the sewing-circle! I haven’t fully participated in the group projects in a while, but I sure as hell haven’t lost love for the group. Since clothing is my specialty, I REALLY needed to do this one. Anyway, tah dah! This is what I used all those fabric squares on.

Next I think I’ll use some of that extra denim and khaki on the quilt blocks of the month. I don’t know how to quilt, but thestitchingkitten and who-areyoureally and several others in the group have def made me want to give it a shot. Thanks girls! And thanks desiring-the-fall for posting all your quilting tutorials! :3

Sorry, i couldn’t see anything other than cute pug puppy for the first two minutes…

Cute though! The skirt i mean. How long did it take you?

Give any of us a shout if you need any help with the quilt blocks :)

Welcome!

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Just a quick post to say hello to our new followers!

I post one of these every so often to encourage new followers to jump in and actively join the group and to explain a little about how it works.

If you want to actively join the group all you have to do is submit an intro post to the blog…

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July - Diamonds

Link 1 | Link 2

You can use either tutorial but i think the first one is a bit more descriptive. If you used a quarter inch seam allowance last time make sure you use it again. I spent ages trying to find the name for this block and the only ones i could find were HST diamond and The depression block, so if you find any other tutorials under those names that work better for you go ahead and use them.

I look forward to seeing what you guys come up with, make sure you tag me in any posts relating to the project with @ sewingcircle (Without the space)

The ‘Something you’ll wear' project is still going this month as well, so if you've made any item of clothing it counts towards it. Also if anyone knows how i could make block pictures like the one above, let me know. I don't like pulling pictures from other peoples websites to add onto my post even though i always link back to them, i need something that i can throw a block together on easily and for free.

- Kerry

(via sewing-circle)

sewing-circle:

Group Project : June/July
I’m going to change it up and place this projects for the next two months as it can be quite a time consuming depending on what you choose to make.
What you do is up to you, it can be a shirt, skirt, top, dress, scarf, hat, anything. If you’re working on a cosplay that requires you make an article of clothing it counts, if you’re using this to finish a project you’ve been avoiding it counts. If you’ve had a tutorial saved in your favourites for ages that teaches you how to make a skirt that you’ve been too chicken to make, it counts as long as you make it!
Any kind of clothing you make counts.
I’m not going to include a massive list of tutorials because everyone’s taste and preference is different, i could find a million skirt tutorials that are useless if you don’t wear them. So go ahead and find your own if there’s nothing here to interest you, these are mainly going to be ones I’ve already got up on the blog and pins i have saved.
Stretchy pencil skirt
Cowl draped infinity dress
Maxi dress
Elastic waist skirt
Midi circle skirt
Wrap dress
Serged pencil skirt
Summer dress
Maxi skirt
25 dress & skirt tutorials
Reversible scallop hem skirt
'Mullet' shirt
V-neck raglan t-shirt
Dolman style top
Kimono coverup
Draped jersey circle top
Batwing top
Bias trimmed shorts
Pajama pants
Drafting and sewing leggings
Harem pants
Yoga pants
Summer scarf
Braided scarf
- Kerry

sewing-circle:

Group Project : June/July

I’m going to change it up and place this projects for the next two months as it can be quite a time consuming depending on what you choose to make.

What you do is up to you, it can be a shirt, skirt, top, dress, scarf, hat, anything. If you’re working on a cosplay that requires you make an article of clothing it counts, if you’re using this to finish a project you’ve been avoiding it counts. If you’ve had a tutorial saved in your favourites for ages that teaches you how to make a skirt that you’ve been too chicken to make, it counts as long as you make it!

Any kind of clothing you make counts.

I’m not going to include a massive list of tutorials because everyone’s taste and preference is different, i could find a million skirt tutorials that are useless if you don’t wear them. So go ahead and find your own if there’s nothing here to interest you, these are mainly going to be ones I’ve already got up on the blog and pins i have saved.

- Kerry

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Tutorial: Diamond Lattice Pillow

I’m so excited to bring you this pillow tutorial! I can’t get enough of these Good Folks fabrics. Even if you don’t have an Accuquilt machine, you can certainly use a diamond template. I’ve attached one here that you may print and cut out.