A guide to basic machine stitches and sewing techniques.
Modern sewing machines (made in the last 30 years or so) will produce a variety of basic machine stitches including straight stitches, zig-zag and other utility stitches. If you learn what these stitch types are used for, it’ll make your sewing easier and more enjoyable.
Interfacing Types and Uses
Interfacing is another fabric layer that is applied to areas of a garment to shape, strengthen and support the main fabric. It is used on waistbands, collars, cuffs, and shirts plackets. It is normally applied to the facing rather than to the main garment piece.
Sewing Classes for Children
My childrens sewing course is an ideal school holiday activity. Does your child want to learn to sew? Are you looking for some creative classes for the school holidays? Then here is your answer! During my week-long summer schools, I hold a series of children’s sewing classes. Firstly I’ll cover how to use sewing machines safely. Then we’ll make some decorative bunting, tote bags and other fun craft projects for children.
Here’s a rundown of the sewing classes and workshops happening at Artisan Stitch throughout July. So if you’re on holiday in East Lothian and looking for something different and fun to do, why not try a new hobby like Feltmaking, or make a gorgeous wrap skirt? Easy to make and even easier to wear!
How to choose Sewing Thread
Another year almost gone and I’ve just got time to squeeze in a final blog post. Possibly the subject I’ve been asked about most this year is How to choose the correct machine sewing thread?