Simple Sewing Patterns: The Ultimate Tips for Sewing Patterns

In this post, I would like to discuss simple sewing patterns, which are very popular among those that want to make there own clothing.

Many people don’t realize that you don’t necessarily need a top of the line sewing machine to create sewing patterns like a pro. Sure, having the right machine can make the process a whole lot smoother and easier, but today I’ll give you some excellent tips on how to do this without a computerized machine.

Start with Simple Sewing Patterns

The first advice I have for those of you using a standard machine, or even doing it manually, is by starting off with really simple sewing patterns if you’ve never done this before. Then once you have your pattern, you need to check the pattern template with the measurements on it and ensure you look at the “finished” measurements before buying the appropriate fabrics

Once you go to the shop to buy your fabrics, double check that you have everything you need including supplies, before leaving the store. Read the instructions found within the envelope that usually comes with the sewing patterns page, make notes and ensure you know which steps to follow to avoid unnecessary stopping after you’ve started. Taking breaks in between to check the instructions page can cause an uneven pattern that’s caused by “stop and go” with a standard machine. If you have one of the newer models that have a stop and function without interrupting the sewing, you’re all good to look into buying a better machine to eliminate this problem.

Basic Instructions for Simple Sewing Patterns

Once you’re sure of your design, structure, and measurements, it’s time to start cutting your pattern. The sewing patterns need to be perfect, remember that you’re using the “finished” measurements on the sewing patterns envelope. Pick up the user guide and lay the sewing patterns out in front of you as illustrated. Skipping this step or using your methods can be disastrous, so always stick to the instructions.

Use tracing paper or a tracing wheel to mark your patterns as indicated. Tailor’s chalk can also be acquired at a very low cost at any sewing or fabrics store, so remember to add this to your shopping basket. Now it’s time to get started.

If you’re stitching by hand, ensure you hold the cloth very tightly within the frame. If you’re using a machine to do your sewing patterns, make sure the machine is placed on a sturdy table and adjust the height according to your body’s height to make sure you’ll be comfortable for a few hours. Check that all the needles are straight and firmly secure, failing to check this can have devastating effects and ruin your entire pattern, so don’t forget this step.

Make sure you get comfortable with the pressing foot by lifting and lowering it a few times, by doing this you’ll also notice any problems if any, you don’t want to discover that it’s faulty once you’ve started already. Ensure that your fabrics are set up correctly with the bobbin and that the thread is fine according to your manual.

  • November 27, 2017
  • Blog
Adriano Valente
 

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